International F-35 Exercise “Tri-Lightning 2” In Israel Has Come To An End
The joint exercise between the Israeli Air Force, Royal Air Force, and the United States Marines Corps which was named as “Tri-Lightning 2” in southern Israel has come to an end. Aircraft which were participating in the exercises took off from the “Queen Elizabeth” aircraft carrier of the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. This career also participated in the “Falcon Strike” international F-35 exercises in Italy.
F-35s from the US marine corps and Roal airforce trained alongside Israeli “Adir” (F-35I) fighter jets as a part of the exercise. Israel declared that their first fleet of F-35 fighters is ready for operations back in December 2017.
As a part of the exercise Israel Air Force pilots had the chance to visit Royal Navy career and enhance their knowledge about the stealth fighter jets. Air-to-air combats, airstrikes, advanced surface-to-air threats were the main drilled scenarios in the exercise.
The purpose of these exercises is to learn and share knowledge about the fifth-generation community through quality training and to strengthen regional strategic cooperation.
Participating in this exercise is a great opportunity for the Israeli Air Force to develop its power and be ready for operational activities. Photos from the operation can be seen below.