Israel and the United States conducted joint exercises in the central part of the Jewish state, in which Israel’s Arrow, David’s Sling, and Iron Dome air defense systems were tested, as well as the United States’ Patriot, Aegis, and THAAD systems.Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) gave this information on Monday.
“The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Israel Air Defense Command and the US Air and Missile Defense Task Force conducted a joint simulation training exercise at the Elbit Systems Military Laboratory, focused on the defense of Israel. Against ballistic threats,” the ministry tweeted.
during exercise, A synchronous use of air defense systems was simulated In the Israeli military test-bed laboratory that was developed by Elsera, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems.
The laboratory simulates the use of air defense systems and displays and records data in real time to facilitate detailed scenario analysis.
“The combination of different systems significantly improves the preparedness of our military to deal with emerging threats on multiple fronts at once. The Battle Laboratory, developed by IMDO and MDA at Elbit Systems over the past thirty years, is constantly adapting to meet the challenges of our dynamic landscape,” said Moshe Patel, head of IMDO, according to The Jerusalem Post.
about a few months ago, Israel and the United States are working on a joint air defense agreement with some of Israel’s neighbors.such as Morocco, Egypt and Bahrain, to counter air missile threats posed by nearby Iran.
Earlier, Lockheed Martin chief financial officer Jay Malvey said he expected to see increased demand for its anti-missile systems, including the Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAD), amid Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
We hope Pac-3 [PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3] And Thad is somewhat interesting, but again, this is a very early stage. The Pac-3 has already entered Europe. We export Pac-3 to 14 countries. Five of them are in Europe today,” Malvey said on the sidelines of the 38th Annual Conference on Strategic Decisions.
Patriot is a long-range defense system intended to counter ballistic and cruise missiles., as well as advanced aircraft. The systems have been deployed in Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Sweden, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Romania, Spain and Taiwan.
On May 30, South Korea approved a $605 million project to acquire an unspecified number of US-developed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors and upgrade its PAC-2 launchers to PAC- Upgraded to revision 3. About missiles recently launched from the north.
THAAD is capable of shooting down short, medium and medium range ballistic missiles And, so far, it has been deployed in Romania, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea. In April, Lockheed Martin won a $1.4 billion revision contract extension to produce more THAAD interceptors for the United States and Saudi Arabia.