The US has begun deploying anti-missile defense systems across all parts of Israel to prepare for the joint Juniper Cobra exercise beginning next week. The five-day US-Israel drill is to simulate a massive simultaneous rocket and missile attack against Israel on two fronts, north and south. It is designed to strengthen military cooperation against regional threats and promote long-term security. In recent years, Juniper Cobra served as training for scenarios involving a ballistic missile attack from Iran. The last exercise took place a year ago.