The base is located within the IAF's School of Aerial Defense and will house dozen of USA soldiers permanently stationed in Israel as part of a task force. The new barracks building is inside an Israeli air force base in the Negev.
The U.S. soldiers will operate the complex radar system that tracks the flight path of ballistic missiles, as well as rockets and missiles fired from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
He also told reporters that the new base, together with other recent upgrades to Israel's air defense system "will improve our abilities significantly", adding that "It won't get us to 100 percent, but it will get us much closer to achieving important things during war".
USA military forces are routinely based in Israel, for joint exercises, cooperation with the IDF, and to operate some U.S. facilities in the country. It demonstrates the "years-old alliance between the United States and the State of Israel".
While commenting that the base is a reflection the close military ties shared between the two nations, Haimovich refused to disclose what type of activities the USA soldiers will undertake. In March, EUCOM Commander Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti visited Israel and "toured various facilities ... to strengthen military ties between the United States and its ally", but no mention was ever made of plans for the new base. Gen. John Gronski also stressed the "strong bond" between the two countries.
Haimovich said the new battalion would enable Israel to deploy more Iron Dome systems in a more effective manner to counter regional threats on Israel's northern and southern borders.
Earlier this year, Israel intercepted another drone that strayed into the Golan airspace from neighboring Syria. For instance, it wouldn't be unprecedented for the USA to simply rent out real estate to install a military base: Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti sits on leased land.
"The United States and Israel have long planned together, exercised together and trained together", Gronski said. "And now, with the opening of this site, these crucial interactions will happen every day", he said.
In April, Israel unveiled David's Sling, which was jointly developed with the US and targets medium-range threats.
The following year, he won his second World Golf Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship. Leishman, though, was able to pick up two shots on Day and Fowler, who each shot 70.
Apple has cut some of the clutter from its iTunes software by removing the ability to buy and transfer iOS apps from the program. It's no longer a place for Apple users to get apps, instead, they would have to rely on the iOS App Store .
In 2006 Katie Holmes (with Tom Cruise in tow) and Jamie Foxx mingled on the sidelines before a Redskins-Vikings game. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, people seemed to be totally elated for the newly public couple.
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Three points tomorrow would be a real statement from Watford and put to bed a long, fruitless spell of games against City. City are clearly in confident mood, but Watford may prove a tough nut to crack even for their potent strike force.
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It would be a huge surprise were Liverpool not to heavily rotate for the Carabao Cup fixture tomorrow night. In case Lovren fails to recover, Klopp can call upon Joe Gomez , who can play at centre-back or full-back.
Clinton's new book about the campaign was released last week, and Trump has repeatedly used Twitter to deride her as a sore loser. Reuters reported. "The "deplorables" came back to haunt Hillary". "It doesn't help, I think, in terms of his stature".
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That provides for compensation and a host of other rights for passengers in the event of delay or cancellation of a flight. The cancellations brought bad publicity for an airline which has worked hard over the past few years to improve its image.
Roy Hodgson is confident of turning Crystal Palace's fortunes around - but admits things may get worse before they get better. Palace are thus without a goal in five games this season, the longest run from the start of a Premier League campaign.
The NHC expects a full six days of movement, with Hurricane Jose already 300 miles away from its current location. The center's official forecast finds Jose just over 400 miles from Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday morning.
Kenyan chief justice vows to protect rule of law
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Senate GOP Starts Latest Health Care Reform Push
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Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm
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Mexico natural disaster death toll 61 as rescue efforts begin
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