ael, US complete first ever THAAD missile defense drills

Israel, US military complete THAAD missile defense drills

"The cooperation between the defense system and its American equivalent emphasizes the professionalism and operational strength that brings better protection to the skies of Israel."

The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors

What is one of the world's most advanced missile defense systems doing in Israel?

According to one expert, the deployment and its connected drill should not be looked at as one taking place due to regional events but as one which should have occurred years ago.

A U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system is seen on Andersen Air Force

U.S. THAAD missile defense system deployed in Israel, part of joint drill

According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the THAAD system will be deployed to southern Israel and some 200 American troops will take part in the drill.

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