Juniper Cobra 16 – Dedication to Cooperation

Over the next few weeks, the IDF and the United States European Command will be taking part in a joint training exercise named Juniper Cobra 16. Every two years, we join together and improve our ab…

Source: Juniper Cobra 16 – Dedication to Cooperation

Opening Ceremony
US EUCOM and IDF forces sit together during Juniper Cobra opening ceremony.

During the exercise, over 1,700 U.S. Service members, civilians and contractors will join together with the IDF in addressing computer simulated challenges that Israel may face. It is a perfect opportunity for the US and Israel to further enhance our longstanding military cooperation.

building temporary base
US EUCOM forces build the temporary structure used as headquarters during the exercise.

“This exercise is a significant milestone in the strategic relationship between the two countries, a security alliance unmatched by any other country in the world. This collaboration reflects a commitment to protecting civilian lives as well as a deep appreciation for the IDF, IAF and the Aerial Defense System,” the Commander of the Aerial Defense Division, Brigadier General Zvika Haimovich said.

We are excited to host US EUCOM and look forward to working together in Israel’s defense. Shalom, welcome to Israel!

Posted in IDF Prepares, Military Cooperation, Military Training Exercises, News & Analysis, Uncategorized and tagged in Ballistic Missile Defense, cooperation, IDF, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Juniper Cobra, military exercise, Military Strategy, Training, US EUCOM.
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