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U.S., Israel Hold Joint Missile Drill Amid Iran Talks

A missile is launched from an Israeli Iron Dome air defense system to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Aug. 7. (Getty Images)
A missile is launched from an Israeli Iron Dome air defense system to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Aug. 7. (Getty Images)

Israel and the United States this summer conducted a joint simulation training exercise as part of continuing efforts to protect Israel from ballistic threats, at the same time that the Biden administration is renegotiating with the Iranian government to save the nuclear deal, according to reports Monday. 

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in July held a joint simulation training exercise along with the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Israeli Air Defense Command, and the U.S. Air and Missile Defense Task Force, The Jerusalem Post reports. 

The drill was held at the Israeli Test-Bed battle lab, which can simulate Israeli and U.S. air defense systems while displaying and recording data that assists in debriefings. 

The Israeli military operated its Arrow, David’s Sling, and Iron Dome air defense systems in the simulation, with the American forces operating the Patriot, Aegis, and THAAD systems.

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