Joint military exercice Juniper Cobra for US and Israeli army against threat of ballistic missile 10702163

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Joint military exercice "Juniper Cobra" for US and Israeli army against threat of ballistic missile.
During this month, Israel and United States will start the military exercise "Juniper Cobra" to train together against the threat of ballistic missile attack, the Israeli army announced on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
     
During this month, Israel and United States will start the military exercise "Juniper Cobra" to train together against the threat of ballistic missile attack, the Israeli army announced on Saturday, February 6, 2016. US-Israel soldiers during Juniper Cobra 2011
     
The exercise, named Juniper Cobra, is held every two years and is meant to prepare the two militaries for the threat of a missile attack, as well as allowing the armies to learn how to better work together.

Details of the exercise have yet to be released and will likely only come out when Juniper Cobra begins late this month, an IDF spokesperson said.

Exercise Juniper Cobra is a five day combined military exercise between Israel and the United States. The exercise is built to provide training in the case of a ballistic missile attack from Iran. The exercise was initiated in 2001 and is conducted once every two years, in 2012 the exercise was cancelled in an attempt to reduce tensions with Iran.

In 2011, a total of 6,000 US troops have participated including soldiers based at the U.S. European Command and other locations. The American contingent comprised of more than 700 U.S. service members working alongside their Israeli counterparts, as well as more than 1,300 Americans participating in the exercise throughout Europe and the United States.

The exercise focused on interoperability between the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. European Command while enhancing Israel's qualitative military edge.

The Israeli Air Defense Command is the Israel Defense Forces unit responsible for the surface front of Israel's air defense, complementing the air defense provided by Israeli Air Force squadrons. Initially a part of the IDF Artillery Corps, the Air Defense Command has been subordinate to the Israeli Air Force since 1970.

Israeli air defense systems includes MIM-23 Hawk medium-range air defense system, MIM-104 Patriot able to destroy ballistic missile, Arrow missile theatre missile defence system, David's Sling Long Range Atmospheric missile defense Interceptor and Iron Dome short range air defense system.
 

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