This is the second year which the conference was held. The event was founded by the Commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa for the countries receiving the F-35 fighter jet/
Delegates from Israel and various European countries participating in the project, including Britain, the Netherlands and others participated in the conference.
The purpose of the conference was to create a community of users and a common language between the countries that are receiving the F-35. During the conference a shared dialogue developed regarding operating procedures.
The IAF participated in the conference as a part of the co-operating with the USAFE and in order to enrich its knowledge in the deployment of its aerial force.
The IAF is a global leading force in the operational deployment of the F-35. The F-35 constitutes an asset to the IDF and to Israel.
The conference included a visit to the IAF headquarters, a discussion with the Chief of the IAF Staff, Brig. Gen Tomer Bar, a visit to the Nevatim Air Force Base, a discussion with the AFB Commander, Brig. Gen. Eyal Grinboim, and a visit in the 140th Squadron.
Pilots from around the world converge on Israel
Participants at the F-35 working group