About the IAF

Mission Statement

To protect the State of Israel from aerial attack and to defend the IDF's zone of operations
To achieve air supremacy throughout the IDF's zone of operation
To participate in the fighting on both ground and sea
To hit targets deep in enemy territory
To create the aerial intelligence picture and participate in the creation of the general intelligence picture and its assessment
To transport troops, equipment and weapons systems
To carry out search, rescue and aerial evacuation missions
To execute special operations
To continually build and improve itself, as part of the general plan for improving the IDF and in accordance with the authority vested in it