[Ed. – There have been plenty of Blue Flags in Israel, but this is being billed as the largest one to date, involving 9 countries and more than 50 aircraft. The exercise has been planned for some time. It’s not in response to recent events — but it sends a signal in light of them. The most interesting signal may be India’s participation. All emphasis by Zero Hedge.]
Today, Israel kicked off its largest international aerial training exercise ever – coined: Blue Flag 2017.
Air-forces from nine countries with about 50 planes are now starting to drill in the most southern region of the country utilizing Uvda Air Base in Israel. Teams from India, the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Italy and Germany with be flying over 300 sorties simulating ‘real war’. …
— Israeli Air Force (@IAFsite) November 2, 2017