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What happens in professional air forces when you 'lie' about your kill.

No wonder brits were pissed with IAF for leaking misinformation about flankers eating typhoons during exercises in UK. Since then, they never got an invitation back.


Israeli F-16 pilot demoted after falsely claiming to down aircraft during exercise in U.S.

Major in the Israeli Air Force that participated in the US Red Flag exercise has been demoted for lying about a “kill” of another aircraft during the world-renowned training event.

According to The Times of Israel, a deputy commander of the F-16 troupe sent by the IAF had falsely claimed he had “shot down” another plane during the exercise.

Despite the pilot making a fake video showing him downing the enemy plane, the investigation revealed that the “splash” had never taken place.

Although the investigative report never indicated what led the IAF to be suspicious of the Major, he was in fact demoted after being found out.

An Air Force deputy commander was found to have acted immorally, in a way that does not meet the expected values of an officer and soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,” a defense spokesman said. “As soon as the matter came to light, the officer was removed from his post and suspended from any further flights.”

The IAF took to the skies over Nevada last month in the Red Flag exercise, which the US Military considers to be its “premier air-to-air combat training exercise.” During the exercise, participating countries are split into two teams and simulate dogfights at all hours.

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Source: https://popularmilitary.com/israeli-f-16-pilot-demoted-falsely-claiming-aircraft-exercise-u-s/
 

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What happens in professional air forces when you 'lie' about your kill.

No wonder brits were pissed with IAF for leaking misinformation about flankers eating typhoons during exercises in UK. Since then, they never got an invitation back.


Israeli F-16 pilot demoted after falsely claiming to down aircraft during exercise in U.S.

Major in the Israeli Air Force that participated in the US Red Flag exercise has been demoted for lying about a “kill” of another aircraft during the world-renowned training event.

According to The Times of Israel, a deputy commander of the F-16 troupe sent by the IAF had falsely claimed he had “shot down” another plane during the exercise.

Despite the pilot making a fake video showing him downing the enemy plane, the investigation revealed that the “splash” had never taken place.

Although the investigative report never indicated what led the IAF to be suspicious of the Major, he was in fact demoted after being found out.

An Air Force deputy commander was found to have acted immorally, in a way that does not meet the expected values of an officer and soldier in the Israel Defense Forces,” a defense spokesman said. “As soon as the matter came to light, the officer was removed from his post and suspended from any further flights.”

The IAF took to the skies over Nevada last month in the Red Flag exercise, which the US Military considers to be its “premier air-to-air combat training exercise.” During the exercise, participating countries are split into two teams and simulate dogfights at all hours.

© 2016 Bright Mountain Media, Inc.

Source: https://popularmilitary.com/israeli-f-16-pilot-demoted-falsely-claiming-aircraft-exercise-u-s/
Very well. IAF= Israeli Air Force/ Indian Air Force, both make false claims. Point is home. Speaks volume about their cordial relationships. Birds of feather flock together. Liars.
 

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What's your point?

The pilot was punished, and the article is from 2016.
This is directed at the ‘professionals’ to the East, and their brazenly false claims about Feb 27 last year. Difference is that their false claims stand to this day, and that they were made and enforced officially at the highest level.
 

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Being professional (not humanitarian-ly) and serious they are, this post only shows that they take corrective measures and are not about lying when it comes to the Air Force.
Only because of the disgrace and consequences IAF faced in the shape of a no-invitation-again for a 'world-renowned training event'. Otherwise everyone knows how IDF has been hammering Palestine.
 

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This is directed at the ‘professionals’ to the East, and their brazenly false claims about Feb 27 last year. Difference is that their false claims stand to this day, and that they were made and enforced officially at the highest level.
How is a single pilot getting punished by his superiors for a wrong deed related to the Indians exactly?

Only because of the disgrace and consequences IAF faced in the shape of a no-invitation-again for a 'world-renowned training event'. Otherwise everyone knows how IDF has been hammering Palestine.
The Israeli Air Force is still a member of the Red Flag exercise what are you talking about?
 

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How is a single pilot getting punished by his superiors for a wrong deed related to the Indians exactly?
OP’s point: in a professional Air Force, false claims made by a pilot during an exercise led to him being reprimanded, suspended and demoted. As is expected from the norms of professional conduct, that the IDFAF enforced.

Meanwhile the Indian AF made several false/unverified claims one after another last year. Claims about inflicted casualties during a strike that to this day no evidence has been presented for, and plenty of contrary evidence exists that they missed their mark in a botched raid. False claims about downing an F-16 which have no evidential basis, while simultaneously covering up the loss of one aircraft despite losing another over enemy territory.

These multiple false claims were made following actual combat, and these claims were created, supported and enforced at the highest levels of leadership. It basically speaks of very unprofessional behaviour from the world’s fourth largest Air Force.
 

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