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.
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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.