Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Defense: US-Israel to hold their largest-ever joint missile defence drills

Israel and the United States will hold their largest-ever joint missile defence drills later this year, testing three anti-ballistic missile systems, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The exercise, dubbed Juniper Cobra, will be held in Israel to test the Arrow (Hetz) system as well as the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) and the ship-based Aegus Ballistic Missile Defence System, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Israeli and US forces have staged the Juniper Cobra exercise over the past five years but the Post said this year’s drill was likely to be the most complex yet and will for the first time include the launch of interceptors.

It did not give a date for the manoeuvres.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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