Two Super Frelons and five S-58 helicopters land paratroop forces under Lt. Col. Moshe Levi (a future Chief of Staff) near Ras Sudar in Egypt. A pair of Mirages provides close air support and strafes the Egyptian force entrenched there. The paratroopers are landed just 100 meters away from the Egyptian guard force’s tents, and mount their assault immediately upon reaching the ground, quickly capturing the Ras Sudar airfield.
For the first time since the war began, IAF planes attack ground forces to the west of the Suez Canal. This becomes the IAF’s main mission on the Egyptian front. IAF planes attack artillery positions and convoys of tanks and other vehicles.