16 French Nords land at Hatzor IAFB, bringing with them 400 French air personnel, including an aerial HQ under the command of Colonel Frederize. The French force is assigned the mission of defending Israel’s skies. The HQ is stationed next to the IAF HQ at Ramleh, and it coordinates its actions with an Israeli team headed by Maj. Natan Eldar. The joint team is codenamed ‘Tzavta’.

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