Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, accompanied by IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan and GOC Air Force Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, visited the Tel Nof air force base Wednesday.
Netanyahu first met with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and later received a security briefing from Maj. Gen. Eshel on the challenges facing the air force. The Prime Minister toured an exhibition that included F-16s, Boeing 707s, Gulfstream-5s, Apache attack helicopters, Sikorsky CH-53 heavy transport helicopters, remote-controlled UAVs and an Iron Dome battery.
At the conclusion of the tour, Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “I visited the air force today, along with the Defense Minister and GOC Air Force. I met senior air force commanders who command the best pilots, ground crews, air defense crews and antimissile crews we have. I saw here outstanding people and breathtaking developments.
“There is no air force better than ours. When I send it to carry out its missions, it goes anywhere, anytime, on any mission and this is true even as we speak.”