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Digitizing the Battlefield

The significant changes in warfare have made the role of the soldier on the ground more complex. This reality compels the defense industries to develop resources that would make life easier for military forces. For this purpose, Rafael established an innovation program center intended to adapt the company's products to the world of network-centric warfare  

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Reinforcing a Weak Link: IDF Channel Resources to its Battalions

This year, the training budget of IDF will be allocated mainly to the empowerment of the battalions, along two primary axes: improving their competence in the employment of new weapon systems, and improving their combined-arms warfare performance. IDF sources stressed that the process in question is a continuous process of revising the training outline of IDF, which is expected to continue into the future, so as to adapt to the changing threats  

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The Vision: Printing a Nano-Satellite

With a staff considered the spearhead of the field, the 3D printing center at IAI is run as a startup, and its employees produce technological solutions for defense clients, which are implemented in satellites and missile systems. A peek into the company's "specialist unit" in the electromechanical manufacturing field