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      IDF Begins Week-Long Military Drill

      Israel’s military service began a week-long military exercise this week that involves testing the various defense systems.
      By Chana Ya'ar
      First Publish: 6/16/2013, 11:05 AM

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      IDF Spokesperson's Office

      Israel’s military service began a week-long military exercise this week that involves testing the various defense systems.

      Air force personnel and aircraft will be involved in the drill, as well as ground forces and various military vehicles, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

      The exercise is part of the annual routine military exercise program that takes place across the country, spokespersons stressed.

      The Iron Dome System, which in the last offensive against terror-ruled Gaza protected Israelis against a massive onslaught of rocket attacks, will also be tested during the drill.

      The system employs anti-missile interceptors that destroy the projectiles in mid-air before they can reach their intended targets.

      In addition, a number of other aerial defense systems will be deployed around the country as IDF soldiers are trained on the equipment for future battles.