The first-ever IDF unit to set up mobile command centers linked by satellite
received a citation from IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Monday at
General Headquarters in Tel Aviv.
The award for top combat support unit
went to the Central Command’s C4i Battalion, whose commander, Lt.- Col. Angel
Loren, told The Jerusalem Post about his activities.
“We take part in
every operational mission in Central Command,” Loren said.
dozens, if not hundreds a year. We’re involved in every drill, and provide a
sector-wide C4i (command, control, communications, computers and intelligence)
The battalion was active during Operation Pillar of Defense in
2012, keeping unit commanders linked in to the IDF’s command and control
Two months ago, the battalion took part in a technological
breakthrough when it became the first IDF unit to set up mobile command centers
linked to satellites for brigade, division and regional command
“This allows more flexibility and availability. It enables senior
commanders to receive command and control abilities on the ground as if they
were in their home base. These are very new capabilities,” Loren
“We believe in the human advantage, in looking after the
individual.... We have all of this technology, but we’re ready to meet our
mission because of our spirit,” Loren said.
Other recipients of awards
included the Golani Reconnaissance Battalion, the Paratroopers Brigade, and in
the reserves category, the Home Front Command’s Dan District.
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