Six air forces from different countries participated in the international rescue exercise “Sky Angels” held in Israel. The exercise simulated defense and attack against enemy squadrons, rescue of wounded under fire, and rescue of abandoned pilots
Nir Dvori 20/11/18
Six international air forces from cooperation: About a week ago, the international rescue drill “Sky Angels” was held – the first international rescue drill conducted by special forces of the Israeli Air Force. This is the largest rescue exercise ever conducted in the State of Israel, and this is the first time that six air forces from six foreign countries have participated in the exercise.
The countries that took part in the exercise other than Israel were the United States, Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Canada. The exercise simulated scenarios for rescuing the injured in a multi-casualty incident and rescuing abandoned pilots from the battlefield. The forces also practiced defense and attack against an enemy squadron and forces of equal strength. The exercise consisted of various rescue missions, including evacuation of the area, training in built-up areas and helicopter training.
“The joint practice produces mutual enrichment and joint learning, and strengthens the strategic interests of the Air Force and the IDF,” said Major G., the deputy commander of Unit 669. The squad included several squadrons in the Air Force and the training took place at Unit 669, And in various locations on the ground.The squadron that led the exercise was the Yasur-118 Squadron, which was established immediately after the War of Attrition in 1970.