Following Israel’s new Health Ministry guidelines on the Coronavirus threat, the JUNIPER COBRA Exercise scheduled for the American and Israeli militaries has been cancelled.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A joint exercise between the American and Israeli militaries has been cancelled due to concern over the novel Coronavirus.
The JUNIPER COBRA Exercise was scheduled to begin this week and last through March 13. Over 600 troops from the US European Command were scheduled to arrive from Germany and the United States.
Israel-US-IAF flags displayed on a base for JUNIPER COBRA Exercise – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
In light of the publication of new guidelines by the Health Ministry and the assessment of the spread of the Coronavirus, and in close coordination with EUCOM, a joint conversation with the Chief of Staff and the EUCOM commander about the cessation of the exercise. Continue Reading »
Juniper Cobra is a 5-day joint military exercise conducted every other year between Israel and the United States to strengthen US Armed Forces-IDF military cooperation against regional threats, promoting long-term security.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The 10th annual Juniper Cobra exercise between the IDF and the United States Europe Command (EUCOM) began on Tuesday, with hundreds of US troops landing in Israel to take part.
The drill will take place between March 3rd and March 13th, will be the largest IDF and USEUCOM joint exercise taking place this year with over 2,500 US troops participating in several different locations- in Israel, Europe and the United States. Continue Reading »
Israel held a nation-wide emergency drill, complete with air-raid sirens throughout the country in preparation for a war “on six fronts,” while US ground troops drilled with IDF soldiers in the 2018 Juniper Cobra joint military exercises.
By Israel Today Staff
Last week at the graduation ceremony for new Israeli naval officers, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the Jewish state was preparing for war on no fewer than six fronts.
Kochavi did not list those fronts, except to say that Iran is among them.
Merkava tank along Israel’s border with Lebanon- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The others can be guessed at: Egyptian Sinai, where ISIS holds sway; Hamas-ruled Gaza; Lebanon; Syria; and the cyber realm. Continue Reading »
Now that Israeli & American aerial defense forces completed their joint training as part of the 2018 Juniper Cobra exercise, more than 1,000 U.S. Marines and Israeli paratroopers join in urban warfare scenarios. – Watch Video
– Marine battalion commander, ‘This increases our already rock solid relationship with Israel.’
By Yoav Zitun
More than one thousand United States Marines and Israeli paratroopers have recently been training in Israel’s southern region’s Tze’elim base, as part of the massive joint 2018 Juniper Cobra exercise held this month.
With the air defense’s parts of the exercise already complete, the two armies have now moved to ground operations. Continue Reading »
In the largest joint Israel, US air & missile defense exercise, 5,000 troops prepare to face multi-front rocket, missile attacks utilizing the Arrow 3, Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Patriot missile systems.
By Yoav Zitun, AP
Some 5,000 IDF and American troops have been training together in Israel against the threat of massive missile and rocket barrages on Israel coming from Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and even Iran in a future Middle East war.
An IDF Juniper-Cobra 2018 [joint US-Israel military exercise] shoulder patch – Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel
The joint US-Israel Juniper Cobra
exercise, which has been taking place every two years since the early 2000s, includes field training, computer simulations
and live-fire drills of sophisticated missile-defense systems.This Continue Reading »
After years of military collaboration & the strategic commitment between Israel and the United States, the first permanent US military base on Israeli soil has been established in Israel.
• IDF also announced the formation of a 2nd Iron Dome battalion.
By Lilach Shoval
The U.S. Army on Monday dedicated a new military base inside the Israeli Air Force’s Aerial Defense School base near Kibbutz Mashabei Sade in the Negev.
IAF + USAF fly in formation over the Dead Sea, in southern Israel. – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The base will serve dozens of U.S. Army personnel serving in Israel and is the first permanent American base on Israeli soil. Continue Reading »
Juniper Cobra, a joint exercise which takes place every other year, enhances the interoperability between the IDF & U.S. European Command designed to improve integrated defensive capabilities.
By Alexander J. Apfel /TPS
The IDF and the United States European Command (US EUCOM) began their eighth ballistic missile defense exercise on Sunday.
Joint US-Israeli exercise – Photo: TPS
The joint exercise, known as Juniper Cobra, has taken place every two years since 2001. Its primary purpose is to enhance interoperability between the two militaries and improve joint defensive capabilities. The drills are not undertaken in preparation for any specific or potential scenario. Continue Reading »