A seminar on cooperation between the Air Force and Ground Forces took place at Hatzor Air Force Base. High ranking officers attended and commented on the efforts.

Date: 29/11/2009, 12:58 PM    

On Thursday (Nov. 26), a seminar was conducted as part of an extensive project to deepen cooperation between the Ground Forces and the Air Force. The seminar took place at the Hatzor Air Force Base, where hundreds of officers of various ranks joined including, brigade commanders, deputy brigade commanders, heads of corps and others.

Cooperation between the Air Force and Ground Forces has been tightening in recent years. The seminar concentrated on the way in which the Air Force can help the Ground Forces during battle. Additionally, they went over the different types of ammunitions that the aircrafts carry and the procedures during join operations.

Usually, clear differences between the Air Force and Ground Forces could be seen, however, Lt. Col. Nir, commander of an F-16 squadron, does not think the difference between them are so big. “The common denominator between us is the desire to work for the continued existence of Israel,” he declared and stressed that coordination on arms between land and air are very important. “We need to get accurate information, so that operational effectiveness would be good, and we can get excellent results from our join operations.”

Officers from the Ground Forces also agree with Lt. Col. Nir, “The conference helped on many topics, and I’m glad it took place,” said Col. Jonathan Sharansky, the commander of the Negev Brigade. “Once there was a lot of tension and sense of unwillingness to work together with the Air Force. However, in recent years, cooperation between the forces is amazing, because soldiers share a common mission. “

Col. Guy, Commander of the Armor Division Corps, said that “Unlike in the past, in recent years the Ground Forces and the Air Force have been training together, helping to deepen cooperation… The conference today is very important, and helps the deepening of professional knowledge.”

 On Thursday (Nov. 26), a seminar was conducted as part of an extensive project to deepen cooperation between the Ground Forces and the Air Force. The seminar took place at the Hatzor Air Force Base, where hundreds of officers of various ranks joined including, brigade commanders, deputy brigade commanders, heads of corps and others.

Cooperation between the Air Force and Ground Forces has been tightening in recent years. The seminar concentrated on the way in which the Air Force can help the Ground Forces during battle. Additionally, they went over the different types of ammunitions that the aircrafts carry and the procedures during join operations.

Usually, clear differences between the Air Force and Ground Forces could be seen, however, Lt. Col. Nir, commander of an F-16 squadron, does not think the difference between them are so big. “The common denominator between us is the desire to work for the continued existence of Israel,” he declared and stressed that coordination on arms between land and air are very important. “We need to get accurate information, so that operational effectiveness would be good, and we can get excellent results from our join operations.”

Officers from the Ground Forces also agree with Lt. Col. Nir, “The conference helped on many topics, and I’m glad it took place,” said Col. Jonathan Sharansky, the commander of the Negev Brigade. “Once there was a lot of tension and sense of unwillingness to work together with the Air Force. However, in recent years, cooperation between the forces is amazing, because soldiers share a common mission. “

Col. Guy, Commander of the Armor Division Corps, said that “Unlike in the past, in recent years the Ground Forces and the Air Force have been training together, helping to deepen cooperation… The conference today is very important, and helps the deepening of professional knowledge.”