Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(NEWS) IAF Ups Air Base Drills Due To Threat Of Missile Attack

"IAF officer: 'We need to be able to operate even as rockets and missiles hi the base.'

Fearing unprecedented missile attacks directed at its bases, the Israel Air Force has doubled the number of emergency drills it has carried out since the beginning of the year to prepare pilots and ground crews for continuing to operate in a time of war, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

At the Hatzor IAF base, for example, airmen have carried out 25 drills since the beginning of the year, compared to just 12 last year. The drills vary and include scenarios that involve missile attacks on the base’s runway, living quarters and plane storage facilities."

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