SMASH 2000 prevents the bullet from being fired until the target is precisely in its cross hairs.
Iran has dismissed the new US deployments, including of an aircraft carrier, as old news announced now to intimidate it through "psychological warfare."
Two unnamed foreign military delegations observed drill and will participate in panel discussions with IDF.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided to pull four Patriot missile systems from Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain “in a realignment of forces and capabilities as the military steps up its focus on threats from China and Russia.”
This is the second drone downed by a Patriot missile in a week.
No hit detected after a drone retreated from the Israeli-Syrian border.
The interception comes amid heightened tensions on Israel’s northern border.