IAF officials attend international symposium in South Korea

Visit was part of IAF’s international cooperation efforts with air forces from around the globe

Date: 01/11/2011, 11:08 AM     Author: IAF Website

In October, an international aerospace symposium took place in Seoul, South Korea.

Israel Air Force representatives Brigadier General Ilan Boger, head of the Adjutant General Branch and Lieutenant Colonel A., embarked on a trip to the symposium as part of the IAF’s efforts for international cooperation with other air forces around the world.

The symposium concerned issues in military flight and space and was attended by experts on the subjects from all over the globe.

The main subjects that were presented in the symposium focused on becoming stronger in the face of threats, mainly from North Korea, and on the desire to create commercial relationships and cooperation with additional countries.

The exhibition included presentations of numerous technologies and Israeli industries presented their “flagship” technologies- Israeli-made simulators and a myriad of different types of munitions.

Brigadier General Boger and Lieutenant Colonel A. met with the head of the British Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, and discussed professional matters. Additionally, the two met with the Israeli ambassador in Seoul, Tuvya Israeli.

Lieutenant Colonel A. said that immense appreciation for the IAF was felt at the symposium, both for its perceived abilities and the achievements and developments of Israel’s defense industry.
In lectures that were given as part of the symposium, the IAF was used as an example of capabilities and operational concepts.

“The visit was very productive and interesting,” Lieutenant Colonel A. said. “The hospitality and caring was felt at every stage of our visit.”