Thursday, March 7, 2019

USA Deploys Missiles In Israel

THADD Missiles Setup 

The U.S .military has deployed THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system in Israel for the first time in conjunction with the IDF to protect Israeli airspace from foreign missile attacks.  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video that this development was “further evidence of the U.S.’s commitment to Israel’s security... Together with our defense systems, we are even stronger in dealing with threats from throughout the Middle East,” 

United States Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said this joint military exercise exemplified America’s “continued commitment” to Israel.


THADD system
Image: Capt. Robert Durr/US 174 Air Defense Artillery Brigade

Israel Air Force tweeted “The purpose of the deployment is to practice rapid deployment across the globe of complex systems, and to enhance cooperation with the IAF’s Air Defense Systems,” 

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