On Sunday night, the IDF stated that the American and Israeli air forces had begun a new phase of their bilateral “Juniper Oak” training exercise.
The exercise replicates scenarios of aerial conflict such as deep-penetration strikes, attaining air superiority in space, and cyber defense against a variety of threats.
Additionally, the training session will mimic a Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling.
The U.S. decided on the KC-46. To replace the outdated Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, the Air Force ordered it in 2011, and 2019 saw its initial delivery.
As part of a series of drills between the IDF and the US Central Command, the exercise “continues and deepens the operational cooperation between the forces,” declared the IDF.
The IAF and USAF took part in the two-week “Red Flag” training exercise over the skies of the American state of Nevada in March.
Nearly 100 aircraft participate in daily training between the American and Israeli air forces.
Nellis U.S. Air Force Base, which is about 8 miles northeast of Las Vegas, served as the exercise’s headquarters.
The combined IDF-US drill “Juniper Oak” took place in January. The biggest exercise involving CENTCOM, whose domain covers the Middle East, was Central Command, which took place in Israel and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Both countries participated with more than 140 aircraft, 12 navy ships, and artillery systems.