Two Israeli Air Force pilots watch the C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft, top, as it lands during an unveiling ceremony upon its arrival in Nevatim Air Force base near Beersheba , Southern Israel,, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Israeli fighter pilots recently trained with Arab counterparts in the U.S., Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday, referring to a joint exercise that a U.S. official described as involving Jordanian planes.The remarks by Yaalon followed Israel's disclosure that its air force helped locate a Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Egyptian Sinai Saturday – both rare departures from a policy of keeping Israeli-Arab military cooperation under wraps.Last month, Israel hosted a follow-up exercise, "Blue Flag," saying U.S., Polish, Greek and unspecified other air forces had taken part.Asked about Israel's statements, an Egyptian security source said no Israeli spotter aircraft entered Egypt's airspace.
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