The U.S. European Command and Israeli military have kicked off its biennial weeklong ballistic missile defense exercise, DoD News reported Monday.
Lisa Ferdinando writes the weeklong exercise aims to enhance the interoperability between the two nations in case Israel is under a ballistic missile attack.
U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters more than 1,700 service members, civilian staff and contractors participated in the exercise, according to the report.
The drill consisted of a simulated attack scenario that could hit Israel, Davis told reporters.
Davis said the exercise “is the 8th in a series of biennial exercises between the two militaries dating back to 2001,” Ferdinando reports.