以色列空军宣布第二次全面作战能力“Adir” F-35I squadron, called the 南方狮子.
Thursday, the 116th “Lions of the South” Squadron’标志着另一个里程碑，并正式投入运营。从现在开始，“Lions of the South”准备参加IAF’s extensive operational activity.
Before being announced as operational, the squadron was required to undergo a long process, during which it gained experience in various fields – everything from defining training processes to planning the squadron’的战术。在过去的六个月中，中队’s personnel were met with the various scenarios that they were required to face as part of their preparation for the operational fitness inspection that took place this week – they will be prepared for real situations. “作战适应性检查为第116中队执行“阿迪尔”所有任务的作战能力提供了正式批准印章’师。中队’其任务包括在日常和战争期间进行管理，以及保持功能的连续性”中队埃迪少校解释’s technical officer.
The 116th Squadron’的人员没有提前暴露在测试周中必须面对的场景，就像在战斗中一样，他们将无法始终预测会发生什么。“视察模拟了战场和当前区域紧张局势。几种情况导致了各方面的模拟战争，空勤人员起飞前往以色列全境执行任务’s regions”, shared Maj. G, leader of the operational fitness inspection and aircrew member in the squadron.
Some of the operational commands already reached the squadron last week, to give the aircrew members enough time to prepare for their aerial tasks. “IAF不同部门的各种人员’总部来到中队检查我们”, said Maj. G. “During the IAF’s continuous activity and combat, these people give operational commands to the different squadrons – the commands that describe the mission, the desired result and the policy of action set by the Commander of the IAF. We are required to take those operational commands and plan and execute them”.
The operational fitness inspection simulated 72 hours of intensive combat. “我们一天24小时不间断地工作”，Edi少校描述。“士兵，军官和非军事组织都每天工作16个小时，其余的则休息了8个小时。该中队轮班操作，以模拟其在战争中的活动”.
Throughout the week, the squadron’的技术部门在许多可能影响其运作方式的情况下进行了测试。“我们处理了导弹袭击的情况，并测试了我们正确处理导弹的能力”, said Maj. Edi. “When missiles hit the squadron, a fire broke out and there were injuries – they examined our decision-making process, management during combat, and ability to maintain functional continuity. That is just one example out of many. There wasn’这是我们没有准备好的单个方案”.
“整个中队参加了行动体能检查，从本月抵达的新兵到专门招募参加预备役的预备队”, said Maj. G. “从中队成立到今天，我们一直渴望加入团队。我们所有人都希望成功，并尽可能做到最好。在过去的半年中，第116中队’s personnel gave one hundred percent of their energy and abilities to ensure that it would be among the leading squadrons in the IAF. There is anticipation and a feeling of preparedness – we came prepared to the operational fitness and now get to prove ourselves”.
What will the 116th Squadron look like as of now? “下一个重要的里程碑将是我们的第一个运营任务”, concluded Maj. G. “我们仍然是一个中队，并将在未来几个月内继续招募新人员和飞机”.