New post Photos: US-Israel ‘Austere Challenge 12′ Exercise

From: IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces > Subject: [New post] Photos: US-Israel ‘Austere Challenge 12′ Exercise
> Post : Photos: US-Israel ‘Austere Challenge 12′ Exercise
URL : Posted : October 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Author : idfspokesperson
Tags : Aerial Defense, Austere Challenge, cooperation, Israel, military drills, US, US Army Categories : IDF News, Inside the IDF, Military Cooperation

The combined US-Israel military exercise, Austere Challenge 12 ( , is the largest exercise to take place between the two armies. ‘Austere Challenge’ takes place every couple of years and aims to address modern-day threats.

The exercise is part of a planned training schedule that seeks to increase and develop military cooperation. Planning for it began over two years ago and, it’s important to emphasize, is not a response to specific events in the region. During the course of the exercise, US EUCOM soldiers will be deployed in a variety of locations, including near civilian areas.

For more photos check out our official Flickr ( account.