New David’s Sling anti-missile system protects Israel from long-range threats
David’s Sling will protect Israelis against large-caliber rockets, short-range ballistic missiles, and other developing threats. It’s scheduled to be operational in two weeks.
IDF Cyber Cadets “Catch ‘Em All” in Pokemon-Inspired Training Exercise
Fresh on the heels of the Pokemon Go craze, a group of IDF Cyber Defense cadets in the C5I Directorate were given the task to “catch ‘em all” in a recent week-long training exercise inspired by the world of Pokemon.
150 Recruits Draft to IDF’s Newest Coed Combat Unit
The IDF continues to draft more women into combat with the opening of a new coed battalion. 150 recruits drafted to the newest IDF coed combat unit last week. The new unit will be under the IDF’s Central Command, and
An IDF soldier on treating wounded Syrians
Since 2013, over 2,600 Syrians wounded in their country’s six-year-long war have been treated in Israel after coming to the border for medical care. Before they’re transferred to hospitals, paramedics provide immediate care at the border. We talked to Cpl.
Israeli security forces bust Palestinian arms network who bought parts online
An illegal Palestinian arms network bought weapons parts off the internet. Israeli intelligence tracked the accounts and activity, leading Israeli security forces right to the network. They uncovered hundreds of weapons that could have been used in terror attacks against
By the numbers: IDF women in combat
International Women’s Day is a celebration of empowerment and equality. Since the establishment of the IDF, women have been recruited to various positions throughout the Israeli military. In 1995, the IDF opened combat positions for women. In 2016, 2100 women
The 3 coolest tech projects the IDF is working on right now
The mission: develop a program. The deadline: 24 hours. Sound impossible? Not for the soldiers participating in the biggest C5I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence) Directorate programming competition: the Hackathon. “The civilian world is constantly developing technologically and
Advances in Satellite Communications Have Made it Indispensable
Thanks to advances in technology and streamlined systems, IDF satellite communications are faster and more accessible, providing real-time connections and a solution to reception issues when operating in hard to reach places. Satellite communications are indispensable for military operations. It
The IDF announces its fourth coed combat unit
Next year, a new coed battalion will be deployed to the southern Jordan Valley, along Israel’s border with Jordan. The new combat battalion has started to prepare for deployment, and will join the three existing coed combat units in 2018.
Hezbollah: Get to know our most complicated adversary
Hezbollah presents a unique threat to the IDF: a terror group on our border with the capabilities of a modern army. In the early morning on this Lebanon border base, IDF soldiers wrapped in fleece jackets are already making