U.S. Deploys THAAD Missile Defense System in Israel in 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.

In a first, troops belonging to the US European Command (EUCOM) have deployed the THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in Israel as part of a joint drill between the two allies, the IDF announced on Monday.

The purpose of the tactical deployment of the mobile American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in Israel is to “practice rapid deployment across the globe of complex systems, and to enhance cooperation with the IAF’s Air Defense Systems” the statement said, adding that “the IDF is working in cooperation with US forces in order to enhance coordination between the two militaries and to strengthen the ability to defend Israeli airspace.”

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