“More achievements in less time at the lowest possible cost”

The Firetech 1982-2022 conference, by Israel Defense and the Artillery Association, explored how fire activation has changed over the past four decades, since the 1982 Lebanon War until present day, and offered a glimpse into the future battlefield

“More achievements in less time at the lowest possible cost”

Chief Artillery Officer. Brig. Gen. Neri Horowitz at FireTech 1982-2022. Photo: Yalon Gal

“The Artillery Corps has a DNA of changing, of constantly adapting itself over the years to maintain its relevance. However, the threat landscape has greatly changed over the years – the enemy is not only found on the ground but underground, in the sky and hiding in urban environments. Our compass for victory is more achievements in less time, at the lowest possible cost”

This is what the IDF Chief Artillery Officer. Brig. Gen. Neri Horowitz, said at the FireTech 1982-2022 conference, held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Tel Aviv University. The conference, organized by Israel Defense and the Israeli Artillery Association, explored how fire activation has changed over the past four decades, since the 1982 Lebanon War until present day, especially in the technological arena: the Artillery Corps today boasts not only advanced cannons but also UAVs, drones, and sophisticated radar systems.

Other speakers at the conference included former Chief of Israeli Staff, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Gadi Eisenkot, IDF Ground Forces Commander Mag. Gen. Tamir Yadai, Artillery Corps Commander Brig. Gen. Neri Horovitz, as well as former Artillery Corps commanders, veterans and war heroes, who shared their personal stories and offered insights to current and future warfare. Current commanders and artillery and technology experts also offered their perspective and a glimpse into what the future battlefield might look like.

Outside the main hall, participants – which included veterans, bereaved families, current Artillery Corps soldiers and commanders, military attachés and defense experts – enjoyed a defense exhibition in which IAI, Elbit, Bagita, Romtes and Emtan displayed some of their most innovative products.

The main topics addressed during this full-day conference included fire components and their effect on ground maneuverability; fire challenges over the past four decades; the importance of leadership in the battlefield; moral dilemmas; and multi-dimensional maneuverability in the online era.

Former Chief of Israeli Staff Gadi Eisenkot. Photo: Yalon Gal

Photo: FireTech 1982-2022

 

Photo: FireTech 1982-2022

Photo: FireTech 1982-2022

Photo: Yalon Gal

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