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The main focus of this year's Blue Flag aerial exercise has been on reconnaissance, air strikes and SEAD operations.
Close to 100 aircraft and hundreds of fighter pilots and support crews are based at Ovdah Air Base for the Blue Flag exercise.
Syrian weapons are shared with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrilla group that is dedicated to Israel's annihilation.
Israeli aircraft appeared only after Egyptian Air Force pilots completed their own missions in northern Sinai against Islamic State terrorist forces near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid.
Netanyahu also said that Iran would have an arsenal of nuclear weapons within 8-10 years if the nuclear deal is not changed.
The new U.S. air base will “improve our defense, in discovery and interception, and in preparedness," said IAF Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch.
"This purchase is yet more evidence of the depth of our security relationship with our great friend, the United States," said Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.
The IDF Chief of Staff said Norkin was a natural choice for the position after “years of excellence.”
The missile is equipped with an electro-optical seeker that tracks a target using artificial intelligence features.
President Reuven Rivlin told the winners: 'The Israeli public does not know how much it owes you.'
'I have a recommendation to the people of Lebanon: Hezbollah has chosen to stay and infiltrate some of your homes – if you leave your homes as soon as the conflict erupts you will not be harmed.'
Rocket propulsion systems have in the past been tested by Israel in 2013 and in 2015.
"There's a lot to learn from Israel. In our tiny airspace and in the environment around us, things are so intense."
The elite fighter pilots of the Israel Air Force fly the skies each year to dazzle the nation's residents on Independence Day.
Israel was the first country to receive the F-35 outside the US.
The exercise involves the Israel Air Force as well as those of the United States, the UAE and Italy, and lasts 11 days.
IAF chief of international affairs Lt. Col. Richard Hecht brags that 'everybody wants to engage and cooperate with the IAF. It’s a privilege.'
"If tonight or tomorrow or in future a similar case were to take place, we will not hesitate to take action against any ballistic threat."