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October 17, 2012 6:24 pm

U.S. and Israel to Begin Largest Ever Air Defense Drill

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AH-1 Cobra Helicopter gunships of the IAF.

Ynet – The US and Israel are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship, against a backdrop of tension with Iran and sharp rhetoric in the American presidential election.

An air defense drill planned for late this month will involve more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis, practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing the main US ally in the Mideast. Officials briefing reporters on Wednesday would not specify the exact date for security reasons.

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