“The return”: aerial frontier

צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Almost two weeks after abducting the boys in Gush Etzion, the intelligence effort.
In the field continues. The IAF performs activities in missions and air assault and ground activity of shaldag fighters and 669

תאריך: 28/06/2014, 20:45    
מחבר: אתר חיל האוויר

חיל האוויר

Since the opening of “operation return” aircraft operations air force’s ongoing activities above name Judea and Samaria to collect intelligence, helicopter squadrons, assault landings, and warriors of shaldag unit and affiliate -669 scans and detentions.

Intelligence squadrons of RAF bases Sde Dov Tel-NOF, a special run from day
The intelligence gathering operation in Judea and Samaria in Palestine and hofit and an unmanned aircraft. They follow cars and observations on promotions.
In addition, they accompany ground forces from the air when making arrests, and scans. When arrests, make sure no one slips out and ambokshim if so follow in the air until he was caught. The activities are done in close collaboration with the GSS and special units.

“Okaptzati on Saturday to assist ground forces for arrests,” said pilot in the Squadron “, Lieutenant. “Everyday also we know how our contribution significantly, but now our time. There is a strong sense of mission and a connection to and what the country follow the news.

More on air force in operation “return”:

Air Force Commander: “at this time we are partners in the effort to locate the hostages.”
Unmanned aerial vehicles air force help the hostages later scans

The pilots landed hundreds of soldiers in Hebron
During the operation, and remain on standby in case air rescue purposes or to perform
A chase after wanted persons. Special forces of 669 joined another unit at the beginning of the operation for the scanners and provide solutions even for complex layouts of cisterns and underground tunnels. The fighters talk about crowded space and complex cell, holds it challenges and dangers. So far nearly 100 scanned cisterns and wells. Shaldag fighters specials
Arrests as part of a general campaign against Hamas, and partners to search and locate the hostages.

UAV squadrons that were close to the event and the operators are trying to give a second look to forces on the ground. “Participating in this activity very much, and we accompany the arrests. The event rate is very high, especially at night, “shared a סמ”ט Squadron “Mel”, major Omar.
“It’s very challenging to carry out intensive activities and so and hold objects for a long time without losing them. It requires of us a high concentration in the wee hours of the night, to initiate and to demonstrate operational creativity to produce maximum intelligence from every situation. Each squadron – regular and reserve request to participate, the operators entering, stick a stake and ready to go. “

The officials also left everything and went on to become pilots. “Since we first starting on Friday morning, we do whatever it takes from us and fly for hours,” said סמ”ט
A of the first Squadron, major Ofer. “All members of the Squadron, including the emergency reserve posts, understood the order of the day and donated to the Mission in order to bring the hostages home as soon as possible. We will continue to fly, and to bring intelligence as necessary from us. “

Air Force Commander arrived at the weekend to Hebron with troops and learn about the complex terrain and the close cooperation between the forces. The intelligence effort is significant and ongoing activities as required.


Translated from Hebrew