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Israeli Air Force

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2009, 18:01
by tank_top
According to one source, US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets from the Balkans theater recently engaged in mock combat with Israeli Air Force fighters. The Hornets were armed with AIM-9s, and the Israeli fighters carried Python 3 and Python 4 missiles and Elbit DASH helmet sights. IDR's source describes the results as "more than ugly", the Israelis prevailing in 220 out of 240 engagements.

source, "Janes"

Does anyone know anything about the ROE for these engagements? Were they setups just to see how well the HOBS would work or were they real dogfights. I know the Israeli's are extremely good, but are they that good?

RE: Israeli Air Force

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2009, 21:55
by TC
Sorry to do this Tank, but to discuss the setup of the profiles would likely lead to a discussion of tactics, and tactics are classified. I've gotta lock this one.