Benny Gantz 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
Fearing unprecedented missile fire in a future war, the IDF has drafted plans to
equip military forces operating on the northern front – Lebanon and Syria – with
supplies and ammunition from bases in central and southern Israel.
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plans were recently approved by head of the IDF’s Logistics and Technology
Directorate Maj.-Gen. Danny Biton.
The IDF assessment is that in a future
war, Hezbollah will have the ability to fire up to 600 missiles and rockets into
Israel on a daily basis, impairing the military’s ability to resupply its forces
from bases in the North.
The equipment in these bases will likely only be
made accessible after several days of fighting, once the IDF has succeeded in
reducing the rocket fire into Israel. As a result, the IDF will need to equip
its forces with supplies and ammunition that it has stored in bases farther
“IDF bases, particularly in the North, will be targeted in a
future war and will make it difficult to draft reservists there and to take out
supplies,” a senior officer said.
In addition, the IDF is also moving
forward with plans to dig massive bunkers inside mountains throughout the
country to protect sensitive and advanced equipment.
multi-million-dollar plan was approved recently by the General Staff and
construction is scheduled to begin in the coming months. An IDF delegation
recently visited a number of countries that use similar mountain bunker systems,
including South Korea.
Under the plan, the IDF will begin building a
relatively small bunker of several thousand square meters inside a mountain
whose location is classified. If the project is successful, it will enter the
next phase, which includes building several more bunkers over the next few