Israel, 8 other states hold large air force maneuvers

Israel’s military is holding its largest-ever air drill with pilots from eight other states simulating combat scenarios, AP said. On Thursday, Israel said that Germany, India and France are taking part for the first time in the two-week drill that is codenamed “Blue Flag,” which is held every two years. Dozens of fighter jets and other aircraft face off in training exercises, ranging from air battles to dealing with anti-aircraft systems.