Israel & US Team-Up for Missile Defense Exercises

Source: US Department of Defense.

U.S. Partners With Israel for Exercise Austere Challenge

By Jim Garamone

American Forces Press Service

Washington, Oct. 17, 2012


More than 3,500 American service members will join with Israeli allies for Exercise Austere Challenge 2012 in Israel next week, U.S. and Israeli officials said today.

U.S. service members will man Patriot anti-missile systems, an Aegis ballistic missile defense ship and various other air defense systems. The Israelis will put more than 1,000 service members into the field and will test the Iron Dome and Arrow 2 systems. The Israelis will also tie the developing David’s Sling system into the scenarios.

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