According to one source, US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets from the Balkans theater recently engaged in mock combat with Israeli Air Force fighters. The Hornets were armed with AIM-9s, and the Israeli fighters carried Python 3 and Python 4 missiles and Elbit DASH helmet sights. IDR's source describes the results as "more than ugly", the Israelis prevailing in 220 out of 240 engagements.
Does anyone know anything about the ROE for these engagements? Were they setups just to see how well the HOBS would work or were they real dogfights. I know the Israeli's are extremely good, but are they that good?