The Israeli Air Force has been holding a large-scale, four-day combat exercise since Sunday simulating simultaneous warfare in Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon and featuring F-35 jet fighters for the first time, according to the IDF.

The drill focuses on fighting in the country’s north, against Hezbollah and Iranian forces, said the military.

The drill has tested the Israeli home front’s ability to endure massive missile fire. It has simulated a breakdown in technology and infrastructure such as Israel Air Force communications centers which are disabled and runways which are damaged.

Fighter jets, helicopters, cargo planes, drones, air defense units, and ground support forces have all been called into action for the exercise, said the Israeli military.

Though the focus has been on the north, Syria and Lebanon, the simulated simultaneous multi-front war exercise has also included the Gaza frontier.

“The whole Air Force is in the air.” said a senior Air Force officer, according to the Arutz 7 website.

In addition, “the ground forces are full partners in the exercise, and we have generally reached the highest levels of cooperation of the past decade,” said the senior officer, as quoted by Arutz 7.

Related Articles:

“Lebanon has been hijacked by Hezbollah” – After Beirut blasts what comes next?

The Lebanese government has effectively been hijacked by Hezbollah, which must be disarmed. In the wake of the devastating Port of Beirut explosion the people of Lebanon are calling for...

Iran investigating cause of fire at industrial facility near Tehran

A fire broke out at an Iranian industrial area near Tehran on Tuesday, Iranian state TV reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites. “The fire...

Why has France STILL NOT banned Hezbollah?

In April, Germany joined the growing list of nations that outlawed Hezbollah, the Lebanese based terrorist organisation that is under the direct control of Iran. This decision followed...