Gen. Saito toured IAF airbases, UAV squadrons, an Iron Dome battery, and more

After 15 hours in the air, Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Gen. Juniti Saito landed in Israel for a brief work visit, discussing relevant topics. Throughout his tour of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), Gen. Saito met IAF Commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, visited the “First Combat” Squadron, closely examined Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at the Palmachim Airbase and concluded the visit at an anti-missile defense Iron Dome battery stationed in south.

“It is a great honor for us to come here, to the State of Israel”, said Gen. Saito. Most of the visit dealt with work matters and development of security industries, and the General he was highly impressed the IAF. “We in Brazil admire the Israeli Air Force, there’s a lot to learn from you”.

The Brazilian Air Force owns a wide variety of aircraft and carry out an equally wide variety of missions, including missions to defend the country’s skies and even search and rescue missions from the heart of the Amazons. (IDF)

Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.