Israel does not deny the fact that, first of all, joint training with the US military is associated with the growing "activity of Iran in Syria".
It is also noted that one of the stages of the exercise involves the interception of missiles, which hypothetically could be fired from the territory of the Gaza Strip.
The previous Juniper Cobra exercises were held in February 2016 of the year. Then at least 1,7 of thousands of US military personnel arrived in Israel to participate in the maneuvers.
It was noted that during the 2018 exercise, the use of the Iron Dome tactical missile defense system was actively practiced. Also, Juniper Cobra provides for the use of military aviation.