Six f-16 fighter jets of the Israeli air force landed yesterday at a military air base near the German city of Cologne, where for the first time in history, joint exercises will be held by Israeli pilots and their colleagues from the Luftwaffe. On the German side, Eurofighter fighters will take part in them.
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During the maneuvers of “strategic importance”, it is expected, among other things, to work out the German-Israeli interaction when flying in unfamiliar conditions, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing a statement from the press service of the Israeli defense Ministry.
According to Deutsche Welle, in addition to military exercises, Israeli fighter jets will conduct a symbolic flight over the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It will also host a joint memorial event with the German defense Minister. In addition, Israeli military pilots will fly over the suburbs of Munich, where 11 Israeli athletes were killed in a terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympic games.