119 Squadron (Israel)

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119 Squadron
Bat Squadron Israel.gif
Bat Squadron
Country  Israel
Branch  Israeli Air Force
Role Air Defence
Garrison/HQ Ramon Airbase
Aircraft flown
Fighter F-16I

The 119 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force, also known as the Bat Squadron, is an F-16I fighter squadron based at Ramon Airbase.[1]

119 formerly operated the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, and prior to that the Vautour II, from Tel Nof Airbase.[2]

On 21 March 2018 the IAF officially confirm that 119 Squadron, together with Squadrons 69 and 253, took part in Operation Orchard.[3] During a briefing prior to the mission, the commander of 119 Squadron wrote in his notes that the operation “will change the face of the Middle East.”[3]

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  1. ^ "119 Squadron - The Bat". Globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  2. ^ "Tajeset 119 "Ha'Atalef"". Valka. Retrieved 22 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Ending a decade of silence, Israel confirms it blew up Assad's nuclear reactor". Retrieved 2018-03-21.

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