The meeting of top defense officials in Berlin was part of the two countries’ annual bilateral strategic dialog.
Just two days after Iranian military fired a missile into northern Israel from Syria, the Israeli Defense Ministry successfully conducted a planned trial of the Arrow-3 missile defense system.
‘We are grateful for the assistance and the uncompromising commitment of the administration and Congress to Israel’s security,’ said Defense Minister Liberman,
The exercise practices the rapid deployment of American air-defense units and equipment to Israel from Europe in the event of armed conflict.
The experiment was carried out in collaboration with the American Missile Defense Agency.
Eye witnesses reported seeing multiple missile defense batteries making their way north.
Adm. James Syring, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, told a US congressional committee that Israel would test the missile in Kodiak, Alaska next year.
Israel’s David’s Sling anti-missile system became operational Sunday, marking the completion of the Jewish state’s three-tiered air defense arsenal.
“Today, we delivered to the air force the first Arrow 3 interceptor, with interception capabilities that are much greater and can be done from much farther away than anything that we have now.”
The Israeli Missile Defense Organization and the US Missile Defense Agency have successfully completed a test which aims to “sync” the two militaries’ missile defense systems, enabling a cooperative response in future conflicts.