161 Squadron (Israel)

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161 Squadron
Active 1980 - Today
Country Israel
Branch Israeli Air Force
Garrison/HQ Palmahim 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.