The Israeli air force is adding the newly introduced Lockheed Martin C-130J to its long-range operational capabilities, having recently performed a proving flight that helped to develop its tactics for using the”Samson”.

During the long-range flight, the air force conducted a sortie over the skies of Greece, Romania and Bulgaria.

“The ability to fly abroad is vital for us as a transport squadron”, says Maj Roee, commander of the weapon systems operators department for the “Elephants” squadron and the official in charge of developing its military tactics for long-distance flights. “The practice went very well and it gives us confidence towards our official operational activation,” he told the Israeli air force website. […]