The 162nd Armor Division, also known as the Steel Formation, received a new commander on Thursday evening during an appointment attended by OC Central Command, Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon.

Brig.-Gen. Nadav Padan was appointed head of the formation, replacing Brig.-Gen. Moti Baruch, who held the post for two years. The division is an all-purpose wartime formation that can be deployed to any sector during a conflagration.

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