Missile in Haifa appeared later day or two after the penetration of the Iranian drone into Israeli air space on October 6. UAV was shot down by Israeli F-16 fighters over the Negev desert near the western border with the shore of the Jordan River.
According to "Haaretz", citing a source in the IDF, the deployment of air defense system was critical measure. According to the official publication, mobile systems move into the area Haifa "time times. "Thus, complexes Patriot previously unfolded at Haifa in April 2012, also in the second Lebanon war in the summer of 2006. In the coming same time expected to hold a joint exercise with the IDF units of the armed forces of the United States.
South American air defense system Patriot complete a three-tier missile defense system, the creation of which ends up in Israel. Thus, in the missile defense system will include systems "Strela" (Arrow), "metal dome" (Iron Dome) and the "David's Sling" (David's Sling), by which Israel actually be able to intercept any missiles and projectiles, and aircraft.