The Israeli Air Force (IAF) Air Defense Division and the US European Command (USEUCOM) have commenced the latest iteration of the joint military exercise, code-named Juniper Falcon.
Around 300 US troops and 400 Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers from several units are participating in Juniper Falcon 2019. Units include the air defence division, the operations directorate, the navy, logistical units and medical forces.
This year’s exercise will focus on simulating the deployment of US Forces in Israel for cooperation during future conflicts in the region.
The drill will involve simulating a scenario, which will involve the US forces arriving in Israel to assist with missile defence.
According to IAF, the objective of Juniper Falcon is to preserve and improve the strategic cooperation between the countries and militaries.
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