161 Squadron (Israel)

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161 Squadron
Active1980 - Today
BranchIsraeli Air Force
Garrison/HQPalmahim airbase
Nickname(s)Black Snake

The 161 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force, also known as the Black Snake Squadron, operates Elbit Hermes 450 UAVs. It is based at Palmahim airbase.

It was previously an MD 500 Defender and then an AH-1E/F Cobra helicopter squadron under the name Southern Cobra Squadron.