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US, Israeli Air forces to simulate attack on Iran

US Air Force to provide refueling to Israeli aircraft during joint simulation on attack on Iran as part of 'Chariots of Fire' exercise.

US, Israeli Air forces to simulate attack on Iran

Israeli Air Force Commander visits United Arab Emirates for the first time

IDF: 'Visit shows strengthening between the Israeli and international air forces at the national and strategic level.'

IAF Commander visits United Arab Emirates for the first time

Watch: Israeli F-15s escort American bomber

Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets escort American B-1B bomber over Israeli skies towards the surrounding bay.

Watch: Israeli F-15s escort American bomberplayer

Arutz Sheva speaks with air force pilots from around the globe

'Unique' Blue Flag event brings together Israeli and world air forces. We spoke to some of the pilots.

Arutz Sheva speaks with air force pilots from around the globeplayer

Amos Levitov, renowned Israeli air force pilot, dies at 73

Levitov, renowned as a pilot, survived three years of captivity in Egypt before being released in 1973 and resuming his military career.

Amos Levitov, renowned Israeli air force pilot, dies at 73

In first, IAF flyover to include Judea, Samaria, and Jordan Valley

This year, the traditional IAF flyover on Independence Day will pass over towns in Judea, Samaria, and Jordan Valley.

In first, IAF flyover to include Judea and Samariaplayer

IAF begins surprise excercise, increasing its presence in northern Israel

Surprise Israeli Air Force exercise 'Vered Hagalil,' focused on improving IAF combat readiness in northern region, begins.

IAF increases presence in northern Israel

Israeli planes attack Gaza targets, Syria strike suspected

Israel hit Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket barrage over the weekend, Syria claimed it 'downed most Israeli missiles.'

Israeli planes attack Gaza targets, Syria strike suspectedplayer

Meet Ori - a blind officer in the Israeli Air Force

Ori was born blind, but that didn't stop her from fulfilling her dream of serving in the IDF.

Meet Ori - a blind officer in the Israeli Air Forceplayer

Israel thwarted Iranian armed drone attack

IDF confirms strikes against Iranian targets after intelligence reports of planned attack on northern Israel.

Israel thwarted Iranian armed drone attackplayer

Watch: Special air show at IDF Air Force Base

IAF Aerobatics team appears in skies above Hatzerim Air Force base, honoring graduation from flight course.

Watch: Special air show at IDF Air Force Baseplayer

Canopy which detached during fighter jet flight found

Canopy found in Judea region, after which it was transferred to air force authorities for further technical investigation.

Canopy which detached during fighter jet flight foundplayer

Emergency at 30,000 feet

Israeli Air Force F-15 loses canopy during training flight, leaving two-member crew exposed to the elements.

Emergency at 30,000 feet

IDF strikes Hamas strongholds in retaliation for balloon bomb

Israeli attack helicopters open fire on Hamas positions in Gaza Strip, after bomb-laden balloons launched into Israel via model airplane.

IDF strikes Hamas strongholds in retaliation for balloon bombplayer

US Air Force concludes international conference in Israel

Nations from all over the world converged on Israel this past week for a conference to study the F-35 fighter.

US Air Force concludes international conference in Israelplayer

IAF looks to maintain strategic edge with 'Blue and White Flag'

IDF hosts air units from six nations at 'Sky Angels' rescue training operation, while IAF works to maintain air superiority in parallel op.

IAF looks to maintain strategic edge with 'Blue and White Flag'

Israel grounds F-35 squadron

Israel joins nations all over the world in grounding F-35 fleet after the jet's first-ever crash in September showed a systems malfunction.

Israel grounds F-35 squadron

'Syria bombing was like finding a needle in a haystack'

Senior air force officer describes Thursday morning's air assault on Syria, says Israel kept Russia and US apprised of all the details.

'Syria bombing was like finding a needle in a haystack' player

Syria: Israeli forces attacked Damascus-area base

Assad regime confirms claims by opposition group that Israeli aircraft hit government arms depot near Damascus.

Syria: Israeli forces attacked Damascus-area base

Israel gears up for 'Blue Flag'

Israel Air Force hosts largest international aerial training exercise in nation's history.

Israel gears up for 'Blue Flag'player

IAF hits Syria after missile attack on Israeli aircraft

Syrian anti-aircraft missile battery opens fire on Israeli aircraft; IDF destroys missile battery in response.

IAF hits Syria after missile attack on Israeli aircraft

IDF returns grounded Apache helicopters to service

IDF decides to return its Apache fleet to service after fatal crash in August.

IDF returns grounded Apache helicopters to service

'A brave pilot and a leader'

Major General Amikam Norkin takes command of Israeli Air Force, replacing Amir Eshel after four decades of service.

'A brave pilot and a leader'

Report: Israeli Air Force strikes Damascus

Arab media claims Israeli fighter jets struck Syrian army positions near Syrian capital.

Report: Israeli Air Force strikes Damascus

'There is no air force better than ours'

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the Tel Nof air force base, praises Israel's Air Force.

'There is no air force better than ours'

Watch Israeli air show - from inside the cockpit

Get a firsthand look at the Independence Day air show, in 360 degree!

360 degrees: Watch Israeli air show - from inside the cockpitplayer

Hezbollah's response to Kuntar to come from Syria

Associates of Lebanese terror group also suggest Israel should fear Russia's response if it continues activities in Syria.

'Hezbollah response to Kuntar elimination will come from Syria'

Report: Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

Arab media report that Israel launched airstrikes in the Qalamoun region of Syria.

Report: Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

IAF Aerial Salute Over Israel Begins

A flyover across Israel as well aerobotic demonstrations at Air Force bases will be held on Independence Day between 9:40 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

IAF Aerial Salute Over Israel Begins

YU Lecture to Feature Documentary on IAF

Documentary about makings of Israeli Air Force to be screened with Producer Nancy Spielberg at YU's Hillel Rogoff Annual Memorial Lecture.

YU Lecture to Feature Documentary on Israeli Air Force

Deif Tells Nasrallah: Let's Join Forces

Elusive al-Qassam Brigades chief sends condolence letter to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah for Hezbollah members killed in IAF strike.

Hamas's Deif Tells Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Let's Join Forces

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

Defense Minister presents Israeli military tech at Singapore International Air Show, including updated drone technologies.

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

IAF Pilots Jailed for Storing Maps on Smartphones

Fourteen pilots court-martialed for storing documents, maps on smartphones; authorities stop potential for security breach.

IAF Pilots Jailed for Storing Sensitive Maps on Smartphones