According to the source, this week’s exercises will be one of the largest the IAF has conducted in years, and will include long-range flights, such as those that Israeli pilots might need to reach Iran.
The Israel Defense Forces and the US Central Command carried out several joint drills last year, the newspaper highlighted.
The news coincides with the increase in the warmongering rhetoric of the Tel Aviv authorities against Tehran.
On several occasions, both the Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, soon to leave office, and the Army Chief of Staff, General Aviv Kohavi, affirmed that the armed forces are developing a plan against Iran.
The Tehran authorities repeatedly assured that their program is for peaceful purposes with the aim of generating electricity, and warned that they will respond if they are attacked.
The IAF bombed a nuclear reactor in Iraq back in 1981, sparking harsh criticism from the international community and the approval of two UN Security Council resolutions condemning the raid.