When the snake of the paratroopers met Viper Squadron

Cobra Squadron and battalion of paratroopers patrol, “Sharaf”, has
Special. Beyond the shared training in air support, recently joined pilots and paratroopers were ambushed.

תאריך: 03/12/2012, 15:34    
מחבר: שיר אהרון ברם, אתר חיל האוויר

A battalion of paratroopers patrol aims to be the leading edge of the Red Brigade: strengthening capacities of observation and to specialize in fighting against tanks, to help locate mines and attack operations missions. No wonder he called “seraph”, named after the most dangerous venomous snake in the land of Israel, but its cooperation is with the Viper squadron of the Israeli air force.

“We made deep cooperation with גדס”ר paratroopers. Meeting with the Warriors is very helpful to work with them, “says Lieutenant Colonel v.,” squadron leader “(the battle)”. Recently we conducted special training we went do ambushes. Two weeks after the flight there okaptzati, and relieve me from really knowing the terrain closely and thoroughly. ”
The ambushes were planned without the knowledge of the Viper pilots who one day received orders to get on, to sign and to travel. “It was an extraordinary experience,” they said after that night.

In combat, the battle often launched to give air support to ground forces. Therefore, under the cooperation of the gunships Squadron and Geddes, they practice together when paratroopers chooinim fighters his Viper helicopters. “We are training and then interviewing them together, and learn from each other,” explains Captain Amit cooperation officer of the squadron. “Beyond the professional content, we develop good relations with the agads,” he says with a smile, “fitness and endurance training, and even play soccer.

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Translated from Hebrew