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Israel, US Troops Train Together To Counter Missile Threats

Location: Hatzor Air Force Base, Israel
March 8, 2018

US Air Force personnel from an air defense unit at the Israeli Air Force Base of Hatzor, in central Israel, 08 March 2018 during a joint IDF-US military exercise ‘Juniper Cobra 2018’. The ninth ‘Juniper Cobra’ exercise runs from 04 - 15 March 2018. Over 2,500 US troops deployed in Europe will be participating in the exercise, alongside 2,000 Israeli Aerial Defense troops. The exercise simulates a scenario in which US forces would deploy to Israel in order to aid the IDF Aerial Defense forces, The simulations will include the use of the ‘Arrow,’ ‘Iron Dome’, ‘Patriot’, and ‘David’s Sling’ Systems, that were declared operational in April 2017.  EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

Credit: EPA-EFE

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