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The Aerial Arm of the IDF Ground Forces

In an era of interoperability and connectivity throughout the IDF, the aerial medium is an integral element of the combat doctrine of the various units of the IDF Ground Arm. Aerial platforms, from miniature drones (multicopters) to the Hermes-900 and Eitan (Heron-TP) UAVs, are the eyes and ears of the infantry, armored and artillery units    

IDF Armored Corps in exercise (Photo: IDF)

Modern Solution for Past Problems

The Israeli defense industries invest in the development of cutting-edge antitank weapons – not necessarily for the purpose of engaging armored elements. The lessons learned during the Yom-Kippur War of 1973 are currently implemented in the context of the IDF's asymmetrical confrontations

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A Measurable War Opposite Terrorism

The IDF Ground Arm realized that their combat doctrine was no longer relevant for the modern battlefield. Consequently, a program was initiated with the intention of returning the element of surprise to the IDF

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The Challenge: Mission Intelligence for UGVs

One of the biggest challenges facing the Technological Division of the IDF Ground Arm involves the field of autonomous robotics. From international standardization to the shortage of skilled personnel – the IDF is attempting to find solutions

The SandCat-Stormer (Photo courtesy of Plasan Sasa)

Plasan Unveils the SandCat-Stormer RCWS/MLS

The new Stormer vehicle incorporates Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' dual Samson Mini RWS system that includes two Spike LR antitank guided missiles (ATGM) and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun (HMG) with a 150-round magazine

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Watch: IMOD's Namer APC Fitted with 30mm Turret

The Tank Program Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Defense has completed the development of the first Namer APC equipped with a 30mm unmanned turret. In the future, the turret will also be mounted on the "Eitan" – IDF's first wheeled APC

Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad (Photo: Gilad Kavalerchik)

"Israel is Facing a Strategic Turning Point"

Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad addressed the 2nd International Ground Warfare & Logistics Conference: "We are currently living in the best security era ever, although we face unprecedented challenges"

Brig. Gen. Guy Hasson, Chief IDF Armored Corps Officer, at the 2nd International Ground Warfare & Logistics Conference (Photo: Gilad Kavalerchik)


Chief IDF Armored Corps Officer: "Not much has changed since 2006"

"Protection, firepower and mobility – these are the elements of the tank's added value," said Brig. Gen. Guy Hasson. "Can this mobility be reflected on the battlefields of the Gaza Strip and Lebanon? These are our operational profiles"  

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant (Photo: Gilad Kavalerchik)

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant: "It's time to eliminate Assad"

"The process currently taking place in Syria is a low point the likes of which has not been experienced since World War II," said the former commander of IDF Southern Command this morning at the 2nd International Ground Warfare & Logistics Conference
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