Field commanders from the 162nd Division – which is comprised of armored
vehicles, artillery and infantry units – studied intelligence on Israel’s
enemies this week at Glilot, in north Tel Aviv. The division is under the
command of the IDF Central Command.
The commanders spent much of their
time examining irregular armed entities like Hezbollah and Hamas.
aim is to create a common language in the division and to create an
across-the-board understanding of the threats,” a senior member of the division
During the study session, terror organizations and their
battlefield presence were analyzed. Battalion commanders of units from the
ground forces were divided into groups and tasked with analyzing the
“This will allow us to take more risks and to fully utilize
the IDF’s power... on the level of firepower and maneuverability,” the source
The event is part of an emphasis in the military to strengthen
awareness of intelligence issues among fighting forces.
the other side pretty well.
Today, we ensure that commanders understand
the intelligence issues at all levels, and to bring this understanding to as low
a rank as possible, so that the forces will be ready for war.”
August, the IDF Armored Corps and infantry held wide-scale drills to practice
battling Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
Last month, the Artillery Corps
held a surprise drill to test its responses to an escalation on the Syrian
Artillery Corps soldiers were airlifted without warning from their
routine patrols in the West Bank to their firing positions on the Golan Heights.