Operation ‘Juniper Cobra’ Ends Successfully
(IDF) A joint
command exercise of the IDF and US armed forces has come to a close.
The exercise entailed simulations of missile defense which ended
successfully. Computerized simulations of aerial defense were carried
out during the exercise. According to authorities from both militaries,
the exercise acts as a bridge for cooperation and is essential
for mutual drawing of conclusions.
Israeli Air Force Photo
known as ‘Juniper Cobra 07’, strives to enhance cooperation
capabilities, understanding, and joint operation between the
IDF and the United States Armed Forces. It took place as part
of an agreement between Israel and the US; having joint exercises
on a regular basis. It should be noted that the preparation
for the exercise took over a year, and is not a reaction to
any of the occurrences in the region. "Since we began
carrying out the exercise, in 2001, it has become increasingly
intense, extensive, and better than in previous years," noted
a senior source at the Israel Air Force.
from both militaries expressed their approval of the results
of the exercise. Additionally, they were content with the sharing
of data and knowledge, and the cooperative studies which took
place. The exercise was lead by the Anti-Aircraft unit of the
IAF, and represents another link in the chain of close cooperative
operations between the armed forces of both of the nations.
of Joint Israel-US Military Exercise
Israel and the US successfully concluded this month, a joint, computer-based
simulation air defense training exercise:
Juniper Cobra ’07.
The exercise, designed to improve interoperability, understanding and cooperation
between the Israeli Defense Forces and US military forces, was conducted as part
of an agreement between Israel and the US to hold bilateral training exercises
on a regular basis.
Juniper Cobra ’07 had been planned for more than a year and was in no way related
to any real-world events.
Military observers from both sides were pleased with the results of the exercise
and said that Juniper Cobra ’07 enabled each side to learn from each other’s
knowledge and experience.
The exercise was led by the Air Defense Element of the Israeli Air Force and
constitutes another link in the close cooperation between Israeli and US forces.