IDF ground forces undergo communications revolution

December 18, 2012 02:14

A communications system is being introduced into the IDF’s ground forces that is set to revolutionize the way the army engages the enemy and interacts with its units on the battlefield.

The system, called Digital Ground Army (DGA), generates a map, updated in real time, of all forces – friendly and hostile – in a battle arena.

It is accessible to both soldiers on the ground fighting and to senior commanders far away, giving the commanders the ability to follow and respond to second-by-second developments.

Throughout the course of the battle, various units can share the coordinates of the enemy – and their own location – in the course of a battle. DGA is linked to the computers of tanks and cannons, and tracks live-fire as it happens, displaying every shell and mortar fired at targets.

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