17 mai 2018

Security at the new Ramon International Airport


The IDF is preparing to protect the Ramon International Airport, which will be opened in the Arava desert in the south. The airport is named for Ilan Ramon, an Israeli pilot who participated in the bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor in Osirak in 1981 and who was killed when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentry in 2003, and his son Assaf, who was killed in an IAF training accident in 2009. A senior IDF officer explained that although the eastern border of the State of Israel [...]