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.