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PM Netanyahu Visits Tel Nof Air Force Base

17 August 2016

PM Netanyahu Visits Tel Nof Air Force Base

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 17 August 2016), 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.

 

Prime Minister 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-16's, Boeing 707's, Gulfstream-5's, 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 anti-missile crews we have. I saw here outstanding people and breath-taking 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.

 

I think that the citizens of Israel need to know that they have who to rely on. I salute the air force and I salute the State of Israel that has these soldiers, commanders, men and women, who safeguard the security of the country. Thank you GOC Air Force, thank you all."