The $38 billion aid package, negotiated in 2016, allows America to increase its defense aid to Israel and increases weapons stockpiles that Israel may use in a conflict with Hezbollah.
The decision to fire two David’s Sling missiles last week to intercept two SS-21 ballistic missiles fired from southern Syria was justified, the IDF said Sunday after concluding its investigation into the incident.
Israel downs Syrian warplane that reportedly entered Israeli airspace, as red alert sirens sounded in the Golan for the second time in two days.
Rockets fired from Syria led to the first-time firing of David’s Sling missiles.
‘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.
A deal for Poland to purchase eight U.S. Patriot missile batteries is slated to include interceptor missiles from Israel’s David’s Sling missile defense system.
Israel’s David’s Sling anti-missile system became operational Sunday, marking the completion of the Jewish state’s three-tiered air defense arsenal.