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The point of the drill is to showcase Iran’s military prowess. It comes in the wake of a large naval drill in February and frequent new tests of ballistic missiles.
In a first Iran launches cruise missile from submarine during maritime drills.
Tehran has continued to work on their missile projects despite American sanctions.
Trial was designed to see if Israel's Arrow systems, and David's Sling, could link up with American systems.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Sea-based version of Iron Dome to soon be operational on missile ships; Navy preparing attack plans against Hezbollah radar-guided missiles that place Israeli ports in range.
The US Strategic Command said on Saturday it had detected and tracked a North Korean submarine missile launch but it did not pose a threat to North America.
"Those who say the future is in negotiations, not in missiles, are either ignorant or traitors," says Iranian supreme leader.
The "captive air training missiles" did not have a warhead, rocket or guidance system and was said to be headed to the United States after being used to train the Lebanese Armed Forces.
"Iran's missile program will not stop under any circumstances," say senior Revolutionary Guards commander.
Channel 10 said Patriot missiles were fired from Palmahim airbase south of Rishon Lezion.
US Missile Defense Agency's fiscal 2017 budget request includes $103.8 m. for Israeli cooperative programs, down from $267.6 m. in fiscal 2016, plus $42 m. for Iron Dome, down from $55 m.
The United States will work with the UN Security Council on "significant measures" to hold North Korea to account for its launch, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Yair Ramati was ousted from his position after the Defense Ministry said it found that he had placed classified data on his personal computer.
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