On the day of the 101st anniversary of the Colombian Air Force (FAC), five of its Kfir fighter-bombers conducted joint exercises with United States Air Force, USAF B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers. The aim of this maneuver, called Brothers Shield (Brotherhood Shield), is to strengthen interoperability and training as allied countries according to NATO standards. This time the exercise consisted of escorting and defending the B-52 in a simulated attack on a ground target.
In this way, the FAC hopes to keep its crews with high standards of training and operation to ensure the protection and surveillance of the Colombian national territory. In addition, binational exercises will continue not only with the USAF but also with various branches of the United States Armed Forces, recalling the controversy that left-wing parties have created against the Ivan Duque administration over the past few months over the arrival of personnel . Military of this country, to train and qualify the army personnel in anti-drug issues, ultimately to judge the legality of this type of operation, which is set out in the agreements on military cooperation between the two countries.
Commemorating the 101 years of the Colombian Air Force on November 8th, the commander of the institution, General Ramss Rueda Rueda, declared: 101 years of glory and a sublime loyalty to the banner that identifies us; We are the power of a nation, a great team with a common vision and with absolute clarity of our mission: fly, train and fight to win and dominate in the air, in space and in cyberspace. (Carlos vanegas, correspondent for the Edefa group in Colombia)
Photo: Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter-bomber.
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