Forças Armadas e Sistemas de Armas => Exércitos/Sistemas de Armas => Tópico iniciado por: Jorge Pereira em Setembro 09, 2007, 04:51:55 pm

Título: Exército Israelita (TSAHAL)
Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Setembro 09, 2007, 04:51:55 pm
Israel Launches Namer Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle Program


In July 2007 the Israel Defense Forces launched the Namer (Leopard in Hebrew) Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) program, funding a pilot production of 15 of the tracked vehicles in 2008. The program is a major element in the IDF land forces' five-year modernization plan. Currently in formation the plan is expected to finalize this month. Eventually, the IDF plans to buy few hundreds AIFVs, providing the infantry with the level of protection and mobility matching those of the latest Merkava Mk 4 tanks.

The IDF plans to equip its elite infantry brigades with the new Namer. Furthermore, procurement of wheeled armored vehicles such as the Stryker is considered for the lighter (paratroop) brigades. The currently operational Achzarit AIFVs will also be upgraded, receiving a more powerful engine and weapon station. Some of the M-113s are expected to be retrofitted with improved armor and redeployed to lower intensity missions, particularly for counter-terror operations in urban warfare, where the relatively lightweight and small vehicle could prove quite effective. The IDF also plans to deploy more armored wheeled vehicles, including the Golan Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle which was already selected for a similar program in the USA.

Several versions of the Namer are envisioned; two versions, configured as an armored infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV), Repair and Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) will replace M-113 vehicles currently in service. A weapons carrier armed with 30mm automatic cannon and missiles will provide a support base, utilizing new capabilities such as the 30mm automatic cannon. Such vehicles are expected to replace the anti-tank vehicles such as the M-113s and HMMWV currently employed with the anti-tank (TOW) units. The IDF also plans to field a Namer as designed as an Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV), supporting Merkava tank formations. The Merkava based ARV will be able to tow a fully loaded Merkava tanks, augmenting or replacing the M88 ARVs and trucks.

Currently being finalized, the design of the new troop carrier will be based on a turretless Merkava Mk4 tank chassis. Unlike previous suggestions to use obsolete Merkava Mk1 chassis for the new vehicle, the IDF opted for a more practical, cost effective production of new vehicles. However, the initial vehicles will utilize modernized and uprated AVDS 1790 engines taken from old Merkava Mk1 tank to support accelerate fielding. A final decision on the future powerplant will be made next year. The IDF is evaluating two engine makers - Continental Motors, the producer of the AVDS system or MTU, producer of 833 type engine, powering the Merkava Mk4 tank. Decision on other powertrain elements will determine which transmission will be procured from Allison and the type of final drive ordered from Renk. The selection will be followed with production orders sustaining future production lots. The cost of a fully equipped Namer is expected to be around $1.5 million.

The final design will include an ergonomically designed driver's compartment, similar to that of the Merkava tank, fitted with large vision blocks and electro-optical driver's viewing devices enabling effective performance under all visibility conditions. At least four remotely controlled video cameras are used to provide the crew, driver and commander with unobstructed peripheral view. The Namer will become a fully networked armored fighting vehicle. Part of its C4 equipment will be the new Battle Management System/Infantry, designed by Elbit Systems to support the dismounted 'Integrated Advanced Soldier' (IAS) system.

Namer will be equipped with the same protection level available for the latest Merkava Mk4. Its armor will include, for the first time, an active protection system as an integral element. The IDF hasn't decided yet which APS will be installed on the vehicle. Both RAFAEL's Trophy and IMI's 'Iron Fist' are being evaluated and, in fact, the development of the Iron Fist was accelerated to have it ready for comparative testing around the year's end, in time for a future decision for the Namer. IMI is also developing and will produce the advanced armor suite for the Namer. The advanced armor will provide maximum protection to the front, sides and roof. IMI is also providing the advanced armor protecting the Merkava Mk 4 tank. Internally, the seating arrangement enables good protection from blast effect, utilizing highly protected belly and 'floating' seats (not rigged to the floor).

The vehicle is armed with RAFAEL's Mini-Samson Remotely Controlled Weapon Station with multi-sensor target acquisition systems. The system mounts a 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun, 7.62mm M246 machine gun or M19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. The IDF considers developing future multi-purpose support versions of the Namer, armed with the Samson weapon station, mounting much heavier 30mm automatic cannons as well as the Spike guided weapons. The current design of the Namer is already prepared for such installations, offering protected storage for weapons separated from the fighting compartment and strengthened roof able to carry the extra loads.

The vehicle accommodates 11 soldiers, including commander and driver. It also has attachments for carrying stretchers. The Namer uses a slightly redesigned door/ramp, enabling more efficient offload of soldiers and equipment and handling of stretchers.

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Enviado por: André em Setembro 09, 2007, 05:24:42 pm
Exército israelita frustra possível atentado em Telavive

O Exército israelita deteve hoje um jovem palestiniano com três engenhos explosivos com os quais provavelmente lançaria um ataque suicida em Telavive, informou a imprensa local.
Segundo fontes militares israelitas, o jovem foi detido na posse dos explosivos no posto de controlo de Beit Iba, nos arredores da cidade de Nablus, na Cisjordânia.

O detido planeava entregar os engenhos a outros indivíduos no território israelita, cujo objectivo era prepará-los para realizar um atentado suicida em Telavive, informa a edição online do jornal Há´aretz.

Agentes da Polícia de Fronteiras israelitas detonaram de forma controlada os engenhos encontrados na posse do jovem.

Diário Digital
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Enviado por: Lightning em Janeiro 03, 2012, 07:07:18 pm
Já estava a ficar preocupado que um Forum deste género, não tivesse uma página sobre Israel :mrgreen: .

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Enviado por: HSMW em Janeiro 15, 2012, 06:15:00 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 20, 2012, 02:15:49 pm
Está bom, mas está lento...

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Enviado por: Trafaria em Janeiro 20, 2012, 03:08:09 pm
Lindo, lindo, lindo.... obrigado Martelo.
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Enviado por: brunopinto90 em Fevereiro 03, 2012, 05:10:14 pm
WTF! Aquilo não o exército israelita :D
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Enviado por: resident_evil em Fevereiro 17, 2012, 06:19:56 pm
Mais uma invenção. São terríveis estes Israelitas.  :shock: ... eapon/1870 (
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Enviado por: brunopinto90 em Fevereiro 17, 2012, 07:29:10 pm
Então, não eram os americanos que planeavam construir pássaros robóticos e assim espionar o inimigo, sem eles darem por conta.

Esta ideia da cobra já deve ter passado pelas cabeças de muita gente, é simples, mas genial, parabéns ao exército israelita.

Estás Desculpado! :evil:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 06, 2012, 04:50:48 pm
The Next Gen 7.62mm NEGEV NG7 Machine Gun

Later this month IMI will officially unveil their new NEGEV NG7 Machine Gun. It will be chambered in 7.62x51mm but retain the same size as the standard model IMI Negev.


The company is calling it "the World's Only 7.62mm Caliber Light Machine Gun with Semi-Automatic Mode". As far as I know this is accurate. I don't think that the FN Herstal Mk. 48 (M249 chambered in 7.62mm) has a semi-automatic fire mode. This feature will allow troops to use the machine gun as a rifle if the situation requires it, for example if they run low on ammo.


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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 08, 2012, 11:37:29 am
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 11, 2012, 02:36:05 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 01, 2012, 11:30:13 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 02, 2012, 10:44:52 am
Já havia unidades só com estes tipos, mas eles eram voluntários. Será que vão continuar a formar unidades só com os ortodoxos, ou vão misturá-los com os restantes militares? Presumo que seja a primeira opção, porque a segunda ia dar confusão, é que as mulheres são grande parte dos instrutores nas IDF e eles são tão maus como os fundamentalistas muçulmanos.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 14, 2012, 08:18:26 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Agosto 21, 2012, 09:48:17 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 09, 2013, 06:33:36 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 31, 2014, 04:41:23 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 12, 2014, 03:49:34 pm
IDF weighs opening 2nd combat battalion to women

Army seeks to integrate female fighters into more combat roles, citing a 64% rise in the number of women asking to be drafted into combat positions and possible personnel gaps that will be created when service for men is shortened.

Lilach Shoval

"They're real tigers," almost everyone who watches the female combat fighters in the Israel Defense Forces' Caracal Battalion says. The IDF is considering establishing a second combat battalion open to women, that would be given a fitting name: Cheetah.

The idea for a new mixed-gender battalion comes from the 64 percent rise in the number of women drafted into combat roles this past year. For years, the number of female combat soldiers in the IDF remained fairly stable at some 530. (In 2011, 528 women were drafted into combat positions; in 2012 the number rose a modest 2% to 537.) But 2013 saw a change, with 879 women taking on combat roles in their military service.

The IDF hopes that the trend of women serving in combat roles will continue to rise and that by this summer, it will be possible to establish the first female company in the army's new mixed-gender battalion, which will probably be named "Cheetah" and comprise 50% male soldiers and 50% female soldiers, like the Caracal Battalion.

The army attributes the rise in the number of women being drafted into combat roles to a change in draft policy. Until last year, women who sought to serve in combat roles had to complete a field tryout that tested their physical and mental abilities prior to their conscription. Now the only requirement of women interested in serving in combat roles is to pass an interview, the same as male recruits. However, women must volunteer for combat service, since those roles require them to sign on for an extended service to make their time in the military equal in length to that of male combat soldiers.

A senior official in the IDF's Personnel Directorate said that even women who have already been drafted and are serving in non-combat roles can request a transfer to a combat position. The official said that most such requests would be approved, because the IDF gives priority to "those who want to serve combat roles."

The new battalion, if it is established, will not be the only new option for women who want to serve as fighters. Women can now serve in combat roles in the Caracal Battalion, in air defense, in combat intelligence, in the Homefront Command and in the Border Police. Israel Hayom has even learned that in recent days the IDF Ground Forces Command has been looking into the possibility of allowing women to serve in additional roles that thus far have been restricted to men.

Possibilities would include integrating female soldiers into combat engineering, artillery, and even tank units. The army hopes that bringing women into these roles will help fill personnel gaps created when the length of service for male soldiers is shortened. One senior officer said, "We treat female fighters the same way we treat men, and that's how they are selected."

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 08, 2014, 05:31:25 pm
Setting the Bar: From Gymnastics Champion to IDF Commander

Lt. Amit Danon was the Israeli national champion in rhythmic gymnastics when she enlisted in the IDF. After embarking on her path as a soldier, she decided to leave her previous life behind and became a combat officer in the mixed-gender Caracal Battalion.

Last week, Lt. Amit Danon made history by becoming the first woman to lead a platoon in the combat squad commanders course of the IDF’s School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders.

Lt. Danon, who was nicknamed “the princess” in her neighborhood, believes that women can and should be leading officers and commanders in the IDF. She is not afraid to dream big. “A woman can definitely serve as the Chief of Staff,” Lt. Danon says.


After spending her teenage years as a professional athlete, winning a string of medals and competitions, Danon knew what it meant to devote 100 percent to her passions. When she joined the Israel Defense Forces, Danon decided to go all the way. She put her leotard in the closet and signed up to be a combat soldier in the Caracal Battalion.

Like in her gymnastics career, Danon strove for excellence throughout her military service. Not long after joining the mixed-gender combat battalion, Danon discovered a passion for leadership and found herself drawn towards the squad commander course.


After proving herself as an effective squad commander, Danon was selected for combat officer training. She became the 15th woman in the history of the IDF to successfully graduate from the arduous course.

After serving for one year as a second lieutenant in the Caracal Battalion, the former gymnast arrived at her current position as a platoon commander in the School for Infantry Corps Professions and Squad Commanders.

“Dancing and combat are actually opposites, but there are some similarities,” Lt. Danon says. “I always loved to challenge myself, and both endeavors are physically challenging.”


Setting the bar

Lt. Danon explained that Caracal had tried for a long time to send an officer from the unit to become a platoon commander at the school. Until Lt. Danon’s arrival, all platoon commanders came from the infantry brigades, despite the fact that there was a squad consisting entirely of Caracal soldiers.

“I went through many exams and interviews in order to receive this position, and I’m happy that eventually I got accepted. Now it’s my responsibility to set the bar,” she says.

“I’m happy to be the one pushing forward. There is a lot of talk about there being a female commander alongside many male commanders and it’s part of what the Caracal Battalion represents,” Lt. Danon said.


“The very existence of Caracal sends the message that women can fill any role that in the past no one believed they could,” she continued. “Eventually there will be no separations at all. We have to prove ourselves.”

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Enviado por: HSMW em Maio 30, 2014, 05:22:20 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 12, 2014, 11:09:27 pm
Gaza 2014
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Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 14, 2014, 07:37:37 pm
Magach Mk8  :shock:

Merkava 4
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 13, 2015, 06:02:07 pm
Light warriors: firearms and ammunitions innovations
Posted by Dan Arkin


Innovations to decrease the weight of the weaponry soldiers carry in the field, in training and in battle. This is the unfolding trend in the IDF’s Technological Division (in charge of Materiel R&D and Acquisition) in the Israel Defense Forces Ground Command. This is among the lessons of “Operation Protective Edge”.

Light firearms Desk Manager Major T. explains that one of the strongest trends in the IDF is to reduce the weight of arms and equipment combat soldiers carry. This is the driving force behind the following firearms and ammunitions innovations:

    One of the lessons of “Operation Protective Edge”: developed of a shoulder launched missile, to be introduced into service in the IDF in the coming three years. During the recent military operation in Gaza, it became clear changes must be introduced in two of the IDF’s operational shoulder-launched missiles. Firstly, the 10kg Matador, with its excellent performance in urban areas and closed spaces, is nevertheless heavy. On the other hand, the second system, LAW, however lighter, is ill suited for firing in closed spaces and is difficult to operate in urban areas.

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    Developing new bullets for the IMI Negev light machine gun. The new 5.56 bullets will have the same performance as the current 7.67 bullets of a medium machine gun. Thus, the Negev’s performance will equal that of the IDF’s FN MAG.
    There are deliberations concerning the development of 5.56 bullets weighing a third less than existing ones. This weight reduction will be achieved thanks to applying new technology of combining plastic elements in the bullets’ canister. These 5.56 bullets are suitable for M-16 guns, Tavor Assault Rifle, micro-Tavor and M4. The bullets weigh very little, and yet, combat soldiers carry at least a few 29-bullet magazines, and this adds up. Reducing this ammo’s weight by 30% would make their lives much easier in the field.

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Enviado por: mafets em Maio 19, 2015, 10:12:37 am
An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reconnaissance company supporting a Merkava Mk 4 tank brigade has adopted unarmoured Humvees as its preferred mode of transport in combat zones.

The 401st Armored Brigade's reconnaissance company made the transition in recent months after using Humvees armed with FN MAG machine guns to move wounded soldiers to safety during Operation 'Protective Edge' in the Gaza Strip in mid-2014.

According to officers from the company, the use of Humvees has since been expanded and that two operational squads have been created for rapid, mainly nocturnal high-speed manoeuvres that make little noise and maintain a low profile.

The officers said the company did not have a specific vehicle before the adoption of the Humvee and that it mainly moved on foot when in combat zones to maintain a low-profile.

According to company commander Major Yoav Amir, training exercises conducted in recent days have focused on moving deep into southern Lebanon ahead of the brigade's armoured units.

The company's mission, Maj Amir said, will be to transmit real-time intelligence to forces advancing and ensure that viable routes are in place for the armoured vehicles following behind.

He added that the use of the new vehicles will enable the unit to quickly close in on enemy targets, including guerrilla forces armed with shoulder-launched missiles lying in ambush, and to be able to quickly identify battlefield threats, such as improvised explosive devices.

The reconnaissance company has the ability to take direct action against such threats or can covertly gather further intelligence, depending on conditions.

Maj Amir described the Humvee as a flexible and swift platform that can navigate challenging terrain. He added that his unit's drivers are undergoing training for driving in tough conditions without lights.

Although the Humvee can reach places that armoured personnel carriers would struggle to get to, Maj Amir said, the fact that the vehicle is unarmoured means that the IDF will stop short of sending it into an urban warfare setting.

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Enviado por: olisipo em Maio 19, 2015, 11:30:31 am
Israeli Army to disolve all-Druze battalion in favour of integrating this Arab minority across the IDF ranks


Group of Druze soldiers of the "Battalion of the Sword"

Israel has decided to disband a 40-year-old Druze-only battalion in favour of integrating soldiers from the minority-ethnic community across the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). Israel's Druze community comprises less than 2 per cent of the total population, yet the rate of enlistment is significantly higher than combined sector of secular and religious Jewish population.

Some 400 Druze soldiers currently serve in the battalion created in 1974, and it has mostly handled security duties in the Lebanon border. Apart of them, some 1,900 Druzes, who are not considered Muslims, serve today in the IDF and another 1,500 are officers, some of whom serve in the IDF's most elite units.
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Enviado por: olisipo em Julho 07, 2015, 07:16:41 pm

Israel To Stand Up Commando Brigade ... e/29796065 (,7340 ... 41,00.html (,7340,L-4677041,00.html)
Israel's High Command announced Monday the establishment of a new commando brigade to fall under the command of the 98th Paratrooper's Division.

 Lt. General Gadi Eisenkott, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff, announced July 6 that the new commando brigade would consolidate four elite infantry units of the regular army (...)

The new commando brigade will "improve joint operations of special forces in emergency conditions" and serve as "decisive front lines of the IDF against future challenges of the enemy ". (...)

The brigade will be patterned after the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, but will be commanded by the 98th Paratrooper's Division rather than a new Joint Special Operations Command.

 Elite commando forces such as Sayeret Matkal, the IDF General Staff's Reconnaissance Unit, the Shaldag (Kingfisher) airborne commando unit and the Israel's Navy Flotilla 13 will continue to operate autonomously under traditional command chains and, in special missions, under joint command of the new IDF's new Depth Command which reports directly to Eisenkott and the IDF General Staff.  
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 08, 2015, 09:39:16 am
Ou seja, as Companhias Sayeret de cada Brigada vão passar a constituir essa Brigada?
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Enviado por: olisipo em Julho 08, 2015, 01:21:32 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Ou seja, as Companhias Sayeret de cada Brigada vão passar a constituir essa Brigada?

Sim e não. Do texto na Ynetnews:

The separate units that will be tranferred to the brigade are expected to continue functioning independently, or in conjuncture with brigade-level combat-teams (...) The new brigade [has] as the model of unified command (...) that of the Ranger brigade in the US Special Forces.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 18, 2015, 03:48:47 pm
Carro de Combate Israelita Pereh (chassi do Patton, com um lançador misseis Spike NLOS):





Spike NLOS (Non Line Of Sight) is an ultra long range version of the weapon with a claimed maximum range of up to 25 km (16 mi). It is larger missile with an overall weight of around 70 kg (154 lb 5 oz) that can be launched from the ground or from helicopters. It was developed following lessons learned in the Yom Kippur War, which showed a need for a high-precision guided tactical ground-to-ground battlefield missile. Codenamed Tamuz (תמוז), the first variants entered service with the IDF in 1981, though this was not revealed to the public until 2011.[13][14][15] In a deal concluded on 6 September 2011, the South Korean government has agreed to purchase an unknown number of Spike NLOS missiles.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 23, 2015, 02:37:38 am
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Excelente upgrade para um M-48. Pena a peça de 105mm ser falsa... Podia dar jeito.
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Julho 23, 2015, 09:21:06 am
Citação de: "HSMW"
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Excelente upgrade para um M-48. Pena a peça de 105mm ser falsa... Podia dar jeito.

A torre já de si é muito grande, agora se lhe metes mais coisas tornas a torre um bom alvo.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 23, 2015, 10:42:15 am
Com misseis com 25 km de alcance...

Se este projecto foi finalmente anunciado depois de décadas de secretismo, quer dizer que as IDF têm coisa nova e melhor.
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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 10, 2015, 11:05:23 am
A senior source from the IDF Artillery Corps discussed the origins, development, and modern usage of the vehicle in early August, saying the concept was developed in the wake of the 1973 war, when Israeli military planners realised the IDF needed additional firepower to stop massive Syrian tank formations pouring across the Golan Heights.

To this end, the IDF contracted Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to convert three battalions (about 40) of its by-then obsolescent M48 tanks so they could fire the company's Tamuz ('Orange') missile. The first conversions were completed in 1982. This process involved the installation of a new turret with a launcher for 12 missiles, as well as an elevating antenna for communicating with the missiles during their flight.

Known as the Pere ('Savage'), the resulting vehicle is comparatively well armoured and has the mobility to keep up with the IDF's armoured divisions. It still has a crew of four: a commander, two gunners, and a driver. Once ordered to fire on certain co-ordinates, the crew launches a Tamuz towards the location, uses the live feed from the camera carried in its nose to identify a target as it approaches and then manually guides the missile towards it.

The manual guidance system restricts each Pere to having only one missile in the air at any given time, although a battalion of vehicles working together could potentially fire volleys at an enemy tank formation.

Notably, the Peres were fitted with dummy barrels to mimic a 105 mm main gun and give the impression they are still tanks. Syrian intelligence would consequently not consider the vehicles an immediate threat if it spotted them behind the front line, when in fact the Peres would have been in a position to bombard an advancing armoured formation with long-range anti-tank missiles.

This also meant that the existence of the vehicles and the Tamuz missile had to remain closely guarded secrets. The IDF acknowledged the existence of the Tamuz in 2011, when some details were released of the missile and the Hafiz variant of the M113 armoured personnel carrier used to launch it. However, the Pere continued to remain in the shadows.

Israel's security environment has changed dramatically since the vehicle's conception. By 2005 the threat of conventional war had faded, only to be replaced by conflict against heavily armed, asymmetrical foes such as Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Nevertheless, the Pere has continued to play an important role in providing a precision stand-off strike capability that the IDF use to deal with cross-border incidents or engage enemy targets during full-scale conflicts. "The enemy has changed. It is now a small, rapidly disappearing enemy," the Artillery Corps officer said.

The Pere fleet has been upgraded to keep it relevant to contemporary operational requirements. The vehicles are now linked to the IDF's Torch command-and-control system, allowing them to receive intelligence on the co-ordinates of targets from a range of sources.

Unlike the IDF's Merkava Mk 4 tanks, the Peres have not been fitted with Rafael's Trophy active protective system. "As long as there is no need to move in [to hostile territory], it will sit away [from the frontlines], as it did during Operation 'Protective Edge', when there was no need to move into Gaza, as all targets were in range from Israel," said the officer.

The officer added that the vehicles can now be used to fire either Tamuz 2 missiles with a 15 km range or Tamuz 4 missiles with a range of 30 km. Rafael told IHS Jane's that the Tamuz 4 is similar to the Tamuz 5, which is the IDF's name for the Spike NLOS missile that the company has marketed internationally since 2009. The main difference is that the Tamuz 5 has advanced day/night capabilities and can be used with a semi-active laser guidance system.

The officer revealed that anti-tank and anti-aircraft variants of Tamuz 2 and 4 missiles are available. He said they use the same electro-optics, suggesting the main difference is that the former carries an armour-piercing shaped charge, while the latter has a fragmentation warhead that could be used against a variety of ground targets, as well as slow-moving aircraft.

The Pere's first operational use was not until 2005, when it returned fire on Palestinian attackers in the Gaza Strip. It then participated in the July-August 2006 war with Hizbullah, during which Pere units fired 527 missiles. In the 2008-09 Operation 'Cast Lead' against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Peres fired 26 Tamuz missiles.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2012, Peres deployed to the Golan Heights have carried out numerous strikes on Syrian positions in retaliation for cross-border fire. Most recently, the vehicles fired 433 missiles during the 50-day Operation 'Protective Edge' against Hamas.

While the IDF has not explained why it decided to lift the veil of secrecy around the Pere a year after 'Protective Edge', the move could contribute to deterrence, while also advertising the vehicle's existence to potential export clients.

Yaakov Lappin is a JDW correspondent, based in Tel Aviv

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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 25, 2015, 11:23:06 am
Israeli M113, it will be replaced by the Namer but orders were cut down because of budget restrains and increased in 2014

In 2014, 7 IDF soldiers died wen his M113 stalled his engine, then he was hit by an RPG, since then, orders for the Namer were increased

Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael’s Trophy.

Their comments came after seven members of the Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG-29) attack on their M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC) during Operation ‘Protective Edge’ against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Senior officers say they want far more Namer APCs, which have superior armour, to replace the thousands of M113s they currently have. They also say they want to equip more vehicles with the Trophy APS, which they credit with defending Merkava Mk 4 tanks against more than a dozen anti-tank missile strikes carried out by militants during Operation ‘Protective Edge’.

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Enviado por: olisipo em Outubro 26, 2015, 07:49:37 pm

Amid Middle East Conflict, Israel's New Armored Fighting Vehicle "Eitan" Is Unveiled ... ed-2156021 ( ... e/74346650 (
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Enviado por: olisipo em Dezembro 04, 2015, 10:30:39 pm

Israel treinou para derrotar sistema antiaéreo russo S-300 na Grécia, dizem fontes
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Enviado por: olisipo em Dezembro 08, 2015, 12:00:57 am

Experience of women fighting alongside men
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Enviado por: olisipo em Dezembro 22, 2015, 05:40:54 pm

Israel to deploy new missile interceptor,7340,L-4742191,00.html
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 22, 2016, 10:11:59 pm
E que tal guardar alguma verba para uns extintores?!?  :o
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 22, 2016, 11:20:00 pm
Mas afinal o que está a arder? O combustivel, o óleo, o quê?
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 22, 2016, 11:37:48 pm
Ao inicio parece que era o combustível mas rapidamente passou a ser tudo...  ::)

Num sitio por onde passei aconteceu um episódio parecido... O extintor mais próximo estava claro fora de validade e teve de ser um Sargento Ajudante a ir buscar o que tinha no carro...  :o
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 23, 2016, 05:50:38 pm
Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot

here is a new book out that is a must-read for Israel fans and military buffs alike. Called Israel’s Edge: The Story of the IDF’s Most Elite Unit – Talpiot, it gives never-before revealed information on Israel Defense Forces’ most innovative thinkers. Instead of being trained only to fight, the few elite soldiers selected each year for Talpiot are taught how to think. Through dozens of interviews with graduates and early founders of the program, Israel’s Edge explains Talpiot’s highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the program’s military and intelligence victories. Included are profiles of Talpiot’s outstanding graduates who have created cutting-edge businesses including Check Point, Compugen, Anobit (bought by Apple) and XIV (bought by IBM). This is an inside look at the unsung heroes of the military unit that has likely had more of an impact on the State of Israel and its security than any other.

The author of Israel’s Edge is Jason Gewirtz, a brilliant executive producer for the business network CNBC. He is an experienced field producer who has covered the Middle East with a focus on Israel and Israeli business. He produced Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future, which detailed Israeli-born energy technologies. He currently produces POWER LUNCH, broadcast live every day jointly from CNBC’s global headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange. He is giving away all the book profits to help Israel’s wounded veterans.

Why is this story so important? This week the United States European Command and Israel held joint exercises.  A big part of the mission was to test the reliably of Israel’s three tiered missile defense shield.

The Arrow is set up to stop long range missiles, like the type in Iran’s massive ballistic missile arsenal.  Magic Wand is a newly operational system that will stop mid-range missiles, like the kind Hezbollah is pointing at Israel from Lebanon and probably Syria as well.  Then there’s the famous Iron Dome which takes care of more than 95 percent of short term missiles fired by Hamas and its friends in Gaza.

It takes a lot of coordination, technology and smarts to link these systems and to attach them to radar that can now track any incoming projectile from 500 miles away.

That’s just one of the many complex accomplishments taken on by members of the very secretive IDF unit called Talpiot.  Talpiot was created by two professors who were horrified, like many in Israel, by the Yom Kippur War.  In 1973 Israel was attacked from the north by Syria and from the south by Egypt simultaneously.  Israel made some grave errors in the years between the 1967 war and the Yom Kippur War in intelligence and in technology.  Israel failed to innovate in those inter-war years and it failed to piece together many crucial pieces of intelligence.  France, Israel’s main weapons supplier at the time suddenly cut Israel off while the Soviets poured new weapon technology into the Arab nations.

After the war was over Professors Felix Dothan and Shaul Yatziv proposed a new program designed to tap into Israel’s smartest and most creative young minds.  Their idea was to create an army unit where students would learn to fight – but learn to think first.

In 1979 the first Talpiot class began with just 25 students.  Cadets for this unit were told when they were drafted, three years was too short of a time for this program.  They’d have to enlist for ten years.

In order to make it work, the army partnered with Hebrew University to teach the young cadets physics, mathematics and computer science.  They were given three years to complete their degrees.  It should be noted that the same amount of coursework takes four years for gifted students not in Talpiot to finish.

Members of this unit aren’t just taught to think – they’re taught to think and learn fast.

While studying members of Talpiot are also sent to train with each and every unit in the IDF from the artillery to tank units, to the infantry, to the navy and air force to learn how each unit does its job.

After a few years, Talpiot commanders started adding new requirements to their list for candidates. They didn’t just want the brightest students, they wanted soldiers who could learn together and work together as a team… and young men and women that could lead teams.  Finding the right candidates for this unit is now seen as so important it is given top priority by IDF recruiters, even above finding the fighter pilots of the future.

At the end of their first three years the men and women in this unit would then be asked to take their combat and academic training and combine them to help invent and improve all of the weapons in the IDF’s arsenal.  During their next seven years of service Talpiots become military research and development experts.  Missile defense is high on their list of responsibilities.  But they also work to develop new tools for cybersecurity.  Talpiots have led the way on this new global battlefield.  Talpiots have also been very active in space, developing new satellite systems and high altitude, high resolution cameras that can be used to shoot images that then go to Israel’s intelligence services to help them see what Israel’s enemies are up to.

These soldiers have had an impact on every weapon and communications system used by the IDF and every tool used by Israel’s intelligence community.

In many cases, after going into research and development, members of Talpiots hunger for the field and they are encouraged by the Ministry of Defense to do so.  The thinking is nobody knows what a warrior needs more than a warrior himself.

Several have gone on to flight school, and then flew F16s in combat.  Others have commanded naval ships.  Others go on to lead elite ground troops.  One member of Talpiot even took his computer science, mathematics and physics courses and designed a shoulder fired missile that can knock out enemy tanks.  He then became the leader of an elite ground unit that is capable of infiltrating enemy lines, finding a hiding place and popping out at the exact right minute to use the missile he created to destroy enemy tanks before they even get into a battle.  Pretty impressive.

After their ten years in the army, about a third of Talpiot graduates stay in the IDF, usually in research and development roles.  A third go into the academic world to teach while the other third go into business.  Talpiot graduates have created some of Israel’s most impressive companies including CheckPoint Software which keeps the internet as safe as possible for customers and Compugen which helps drug companies find innovative and individual cures for patients battling hundreds of diseases.

Talpiot has been tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran making this book extremely timely.  The unit also has to help Israel stay ahead of the United States and other large countries with strong militaries as those countries often supply Israel’s enemies with advanced weapons and military technology.

This first of its kind book about this once secretive but prolific group truly sheds light on an army unit that has had more on an impact on Israel than any other.  The list of accomplishments that Talpiot has under its belt is simply remarkable and the accomplishments of the men and women from this unit after leaving the army is the envy of every country in the world and Jason Gewirtz has been able to capture it all in his book.

There’s something in here for history buffs, military watchers, people interested in technology and education and of course anyone interested in Israel and the Middle East.

It’s also important to note that Jason voluntarily allowed the IDF’s Censorship Unit to read the book before it was published and he also had Israel’s Ministry of Defense do the same.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Maio 10, 2016, 12:40:52 pm
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Enviado por: olisipo em Agosto 03, 2016, 10:34:33 pm

Israel Unveils Wheeled, Actively Protected Eitan Armored Carrier
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 18, 2016, 04:30:40 pm
UN ranks IDF emergency medical team as ‘No. 1 in the world’

Israel becomes first country to earn World Health Organization’s highest ranking for its field hospital unit

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 11, 2016, 12:03:15 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Junho 04, 2017, 02:27:16 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 16, 2017, 03:41:55 pm
In good company

Outgoing Paratroopers Brigade commander Col. Nimrod Aloni has instituted a quiet revolution designed to make the paratroopers more effective • What soldiers see in Judea and Samaria "is Mars. A war will be Venus, something totally different," he says.

Yoav Limor

Paratroopers Brigade head Col. Nimrod Aloni prepares for a practice jump  Photo credit: Jonathan Shaul

Military forces, like other large organizations, are conservative by nature and do not tend toward revolution. Most changes in the military come about because of necessity, the results of a war or budget cuts, and only a few are voluntarily initiated.

But just such a revolution -- albeit a limited, quiet one -- has been carried out in the IDF Paratroopers Brigade this past year. It entails not only a change to the structure, but also a fundamental change in outlook. Preparations are no longer being made for "major wars," which are unlikely in the foreseeable future, but to adjust to the reality in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

"Until now, we were structured in the same ratios that we were taught as young soldiers, three to one, so a company would defeat a platoon, a battalion would defeat a company, a brigade would defeat a battalion. Always tripled, at every level, three companies to a battalion, three battalions to a brigade, and so on," outgoing Paratroopers Brigade Commander Col. Nimrod Aloni tells Israel Hayom.

"But this tripling up is no longer relevant to the new battlefield. It's very clear that the wars to come will look like our recent battles. No submarines will suddenly show up in a desert gully. Still, we hadn't changed and we had kept the same structure."

The result, Aloni says, was proven inefficiency.

"Take a company of 92 soldiers and throw it into a constricted space. Since you're talking about an urban area, it can handle five or six houses at most. Beyond that, it falls apart. But the enemy positions three or four terrorists facing us, causing us to be very inefficient because we are operating a large force in a small area against a tiny number of terrorists in every one of these sectors."

Of course, the IDF was victorious in these encounters (Aloni says that is nothing special: "Lebron James would beat my daughter in every face-off, too, even if here and there she went under his arm to make a shot"), but the big picture is problematic. Since the enemy is deployed in hundreds of tiny cells like these throughout the territory, it has to be fought from point to point every time, without any kind of systemic solution.

"There used to be big fires. We would bring a big blanket and take care of them. Today, the fires are little ones. A lot of little fires, and we're only managing to put some of them out, because we are deployed clumsily and with limitations, and the rest stay active and burn us," Aloni says.

This lack of an efficient use of force is only one aspect of the issue. The other is that large forces sometimes turn into an Achilles heel.

"A platoon leader commands using his most basic senses," Aloni says. "In open territory, he sees his soldiers alongside him, behind him, but in urban territory, it's dirty, he can't see, so what does he do? He gathers everyone close. The result is that if a force like that sustains a hit, for example inside a house, as we've seen in Gaza or Lebanon, we have a multi-casualty event."

Q: So what has changed?

"The change is simple: shrinking the companies, so we can establish more of them, which will give us greater operational maneuverability."

In other words, each company has been reduced from 90 to 60 soldiers, and in effect has started operating as a department of teams, each one of which is a "weapons team." This means that the old battalion-level hold from the moment the battalion launches an offensive in an urban area is no longer relevant. Now each company has its own firepower, including mounted machine guns, MAG guns, and mortars, that goes with it and gives it a strong firepower base.

This change supposedly gives the paratroopers an advantage, advancing more quickly and winning more tactical battles. In the next war, victory in tactical battles will be very important. The revolution is also expected to generate more intelligence that will enable strikes on more targets.

Another advantage to the changes is the possibility of a farther reach. Since paratroopers train to fight deep in enemy territory and are supposed to arrive in helicopters or parachute in, large contingents are actually a disadvantage. The entire force cannot board a helicopter at once, so about a third remains behind. The new structure will allow the full use of a given contingent, including significant backup. This is mainly relevant to the scenarios of a war in the north in which the IDF will need to take action against Hezbollah targets deep in Lebanon.

'Day-to-day operations are Mars, war will be Venus'

In a brigade with battalions named after snakes -- Viper, Adder, Mamba -- it is no surprise that the name chosen for the new model is "Cobra." The change has recently been implemented in all the paratrooper battalions (other than the reconnaissance battalion, which is already structured differently) and tried out in training, with great success. Aloni, who led the process with the backing of IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, GOC Army Headquarters Maj. Gen. Guy Tzur and GOC Central Command Maj. Gen. Roni Numa, says the only real concern was that a major hit to any given contingent could paralyze it because of its small size.

"But even if that were to happen, our experience in Lebanon and Gaza has led us to the conclusion that it doesn't matter if we're talking about a force of 60 or 90 soldiers. The moment it sustains a serious strike, it's out of commission, so I prefer that as few soldiers as possible be out of commission so we can keep operating," Aloni says.

At this stage, the change is being implemented in the Paratroopers Brigade only. The Golani, Givati, and Nahal brigades move on armored vehicles, while paratroopers advance on foot, and also fight deep in enemy territory.

"Now we have more maneuverable parts that can fight in more places at the same time and win more battles. That allows us to play the same cards differently, be much more efficient," Aloni says.

Q: You mentioned parachuting in to the enemy's rear. Is that a scenario that has a chance of succeeding, or are you just sanctifying the paratroopers' legacy?

"Parachute drops are a fantastic way of getting a large contingent into a lot of places quickly, including distant spots. It hasn't been widely used because there wasn't a need for it, but the Americans employed parachute drops in Iraq in 2003, and I can definitely see us parachuting in here, too, especially given the threats in the field that limit helicopters' ability to operate," Aloni says.

Aloni, 44, lives on Kibbutz Kfar Blum in the Upper Galilee. He is married and the father of four daughters. He enlisted in the IDF in 1991, and over the course of his career has commanded the Orev anti-tank company and the reconnaissance company, which under his leadership was awarded a commendation for its performance in Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. Aloni was also awarded a personal commendation from the GOC Central Command after a battle in which he killed a terrorist at close range. In the 2006 Second Lebanon War, he commanded the brigade's reconnaissance battalion, and went on to lead the elite Maglan Unit and the Samaria Brigade. Next week, he will finish his time as commander of the Paratroopers Brigade after a little more than two years, and will be promoted to brigadier general and appointed commander of the Depth Corps in the GOC Army Headquarters.

Aloni is a member of "Generation Lebanon," which grew up in the period of Israel's security buffer zone in southern Lebanon and fight against Hezbollah. His soldiers today belong to a completely different generation. The main operational challenge with which they are familiar is actions inside Judea and Samaria. The IDF is trying to bridge the gap between this day-to-day confrontation and what would be demanded of them in a war through training.

"We used to train in the Golan Heights or in the Jordan Valley, and that was it. Today, the training is tailored to the region, to the battle framework, to what is expected of them. We practice people being wounded, actually take the company commander or the platoon leader out of the drill, and tell the forces, 'Now deal with it yourselves.'"

Aloni says the idea is to make the training as "violent and confusing" as possible and teach soldiers personal and group techniques that will help them to contend with such situations.

"What they see in Judea and Samaria is nothing," he warns. "That's Mars. A war will be Venus, something totally different."

In one recent drill, a platoon commander was "killed" and a company commander took over and was told to occupy a nearby house.

"I can't, I don't have any soldiers," he responded. Aloni, who happened to be on the scene, says the problem was not physical -- the officer could have taken soldiers and occupied the house -- but mental. He was broken.

The paratroopers' commander described this as "a success."

Q: Why a success?

"So he'd feel that blow to the gut, and not encounter it for the first time in war, facing the enemy."

Aloni takes care to refer to the current enemies -- Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon -- as "armies," and warns against the military resting on the laurels of its past victories.

"Anyone who takes [Operation] Defensive Shield [in 2002] as an example is mistaken and misleading others," he says.

Q: What do you mean?

"In Defensive Shield, the enemy was weak," he says, adding that the enemy is Gaza is "strong" and in Lebanon it is "stronger, and in certain places will pose a major challenge to us."

Q: Such as?

"The thinking that every IDF unit that encounters a Hezbollah unit will win is arrogant, in my opinion. I'm arguing that there will be places where we will lose, and we need to be ready for that: for the enemy knowing how to launch attacks on us and occupy territory, and for there to be casualties and wounded and for it to take a while to get them evacuated. Eventually, we'll bring in more forces and win, but anyone who thinks it will be a nice day out is mistaken and misleading."

Q: When you were a soldier in Lebanon, the message was 'Defend the northern communities.' What is the message to soldiers now?

"Defending the Israeli public, and the soldiers understand that very well. They don't live in a fantasy. In Judea and Samaria I don't need to convince anyone. The terrorists do that work for us, and in other areas you need to train and maintain operational tension, which is a lot of work for the commanders."

Q: That's not easy.

"Right. When I was a soldier, serving in Judea and Samaria was a curse. We wanted action, Lebanon. Today it's the opposite: Soldiers want to defend their home, so everyone wants [to serve in] Judea and Samaria and won't forgo it on any account, because their work there has complete justification, clear and immediate."

Of course, this isn't the only change. As head of the Paratroopers Brigade, Aloni had to deal with a new generation, both better informed and more demanding, and a different environment that includes parental intervention, social media networks, and external influences.

"I actually see a number of positive things. When I enlisted, the brigade was very homogenous. Today, we have an integrated army where everyone serves -- Ethiopians, Russians, people from the center of Israel, people from the periphery, secular, religious. The other side of the coin is that we have a lot more cases of special service conditions. A lot more soldiers need help.

"This generation is much more disciplined than past ones. More conformist. It makes the brigade more orderly, of course, but on the other hand soldiers exhibit less initiative and creativity. We, the commanders, have to insist on that. Not long ago, I held an emergency meeting of company commanders after one of them failed to confront a terrorist as I would have expected during an incident in Nablus," Aloni says.

Q: Did you remove him from duty?

"No. I explained. We held an open discussion. There were officers who thought I was wrong, but it was important to make my expectations clear."

Q: And what do you do about parental intervention?

"There's what appears to be happening, and what goes on behind the scenes. We need to acknowledge the reality and know where to intervene and which soldier to help, because the truth is that we have soldiers with tough problems at home. And we also need to involve the home as much as possible, for example, though the parents, and introduce them to their children's commanders so they'll trust them and be our ambassadors outside the army. But behind the scenes, we need to be careful.

Q: Of what?

"For example, that the commanders aren't in a WhatsApp group with the parents and the soldiers. That can create pressure, problems, hurt feelings. Let's say some mother writes that the commander gave her son the runaround. What is he supposed to do about that? It's better if he's not there, if he's just the commander, and nothing more."

Q: There's also another kind of intervention. We saw it in the case of Hebron shooter Elor Azaria.

"That demands that we talk about in depth with our soldiers make things clear. This isn't some lesson about something that happened 30 years ago, it's a current event everyone has an opinion about. Everyone is exposed to what is being said, so our message was, 'Talk about it, open up.'

Some of the soldiers had criticism of the case itself: that a soldier who killed a terrorist was tried in court. Aloni is amazed that there is still discussion on the matter, and not only because the matter has already been decided in court.

"I told my soldiers, and I'm saying now, you don't shoot a terrorist after he no longer poses a danger. Every enemy has the right to be treated by us, even if four minutes earlier we wanted and tried to kill him. It used to be obvious: You launch an ambush, and later, our wounded and the enemy's would be lying together back at the base, and everyone would be treated. It's part of the values we grew up with."

Q: So what changed?

"Maybe the wars changed, and maybe there is more anger toward a terrorist than there was in the past toward an Egyptian or Syrian soldier. But that shouldn't change us. I tell my soldiers that even if I don't completely convince them, these are the rules of the game. Being a member of Israel's defensive forces is a privilege that carries obligations, certainly in a volunteer unit like the paratroopers. This is no militia. We have rules and proper behavior, and we act in accordance."

Nine months ago, a new company called Arrow was established in the Paratroopers Brigade for ultra-Orthodox soldiers. The first recruits have finished basic training and are operating in the Gaza periphery. Over 100 more haredi soldiers have joined up in the most recent draft round.

"I can't say they're poor, pathetic guys. This company is expected to fight as part of the 202nd Paratroopers Battalion. They're great soldiers, and our role is to help them deal with the pressure from home. There is huge potential here," Aloni says.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 19, 2017, 03:12:00 pm
IDF's newest technology in fight against Hezbollah

The future of combat is now: last month's large-scale military exercise in northern Israel included IDF forces setting up an underground field hospital, remote-controlled trucks, smart parachutes, hovercrafts to evacuate the wounded and robots carrying equipment alongside troops; this is what the next war will look like.

The large-scale Northern Corps exercise last month allowed the IDF's Technological and Logistics Directorate to carry out a trial by (pretend) fire for a number of new weapons it was looking to try out.
These included unmanned ammunition and equipment trucks, a hovercraft used to carry the wounded, an underground hospital and a parachute with a GPS device that can land dozens of kilograms of equipment in enemy territory with almost laser precision.
The recently unveiled equipment is leaps and bounds from that used in past conflicts. During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, for instance, the IDF used much simpler parachutes, with many of their crates eventually landing in Hezbollah hands. Though the new parachutes have not yet been declared operational, hundreds of them are expected to be purchased as part of the IDF's multi-year acquisition plan.

Several hovercraft demonstrations were also carried out during the exercise, showcasing their ability to, among other things, safely and efficiently carry hundreds of kilograms of equipment, ammunition, water and fuel. A more unusual demonstration included using a hovercraft to carry a simulated "wounded individual." This was done by laying out a dummy on a stretcher, which was then flown for five minutes at a height of 40 meters.
The initial impression of the Medical Corps was positive. "The demonstration was well-executed, and it's not far from the day when this hovercraft becomes operational," a senior medical officer told Ynet. "We fitted the dummy with a monitor, which enabled us to monitor its condition while it was in the air and we were on the ground."
Practicing emergency care (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
The exercise also included a convoy of unmanned transport vehicles, which were controlled by remote technology operated by a soldier in the only manned vehicle on site. Each of the trucks in the convoy was able to carry eight tons of logistics supplies.
"It worked very well," explained a senior IDF officer. "Since drivers aren't skilled at fighting, we wanted to prevent risking our men during the next war."
IDF remote-controlled vehicles (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Pro-robots (or unmanned vehicles) were also utilized to carry combat equipment alongside infantry forces, with up to 500 kg per pro-robot. "They've proven to be highly successful in working in rocky terrain, quietly and effectively," added the officer. "We'll know how to keep our maintenance units from the border; we will operate in a mobile—as opposed to stationary—manner, because of the mortar shells of Hezbollah's Buraq unit and its elite Radwan unit."

A driverless truck (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
As part of its emergency preparedness, an IDF field hospital was deployed in the parking lot of a Nahariya shopping mall during the exercise. It was set up in the underground lot to simulate a situation in which the area is hit by Hezbollah rockets. It included a large number of medical reserve personnel (comprised, among others, of 200 physicians) under the command of Shaare Zedek Medical Center Trauma Room director Col. (Res.) Dr. Ofer Marin.

Underground military field hospital (Photo: Spokesperson's Unit)
During the exercise, the hospital "treated" some 200 mock casualties, some of whom were evacuated using the Air Force's helicopter fleet and Hercules aircrafts. The hospital included emergency and trauma rooms, four operating beds, ten intensive care beds, x-ray and laboratory facilities, hospitalization rooms and even a pediatric ward. All in all, the compound is capable of treating 200 wounded a day, while around 100 of them are hospitalized.

The IDF field hospital was declared to be the world's best by the World Health Organization. Despite it never being used during wartime, it has taken part in disaster relief missions in Haiti, the Philippines and Nepal. Up until two years ago, it also operated in partial capacity along the Golan Heights border, where it assisted in caring for wounded Syrian refugees.,7340,L-5028160,00.html
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Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 14, 2017, 10:09:10 am,eitan-unexpected-successor-of-the-m-113-vehicle-mass-and-armour-main-advantages (,eitan-unexpected-successor-of-the-m-113-vehicle-mass-and-armour-main-advantages)
After a very long period of operational use of the legendary, continuously modernized track-chassis M-113 “Zelda” armoured carriers, the Israeli land forces decided to find a surprising replacement of that platform. Here, we mean the Eitan vehicle, which is a wheeled 8×8 APC. After the long period of analytical work and tests, the Israeli Army decided to acquire a wheeled platforms, even despite the earlier negative opinions (e.g. referring to the US-made Stryker IFV), suggesting that this type of combat vehicles has a limited level of usability within the scope of combat operations carried out within the areas of military interest of Israel.


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Enviado por: HSMW em Janeiro 22, 2018, 08:51:52 pm
Para todos os gostos...  ;D
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Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Janeiro 29, 2019, 06:50:02 pm
IDF em Minas Gerais (Brasil):



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If An Israeli Stunner Missile Really Did Fall Into Russian Hands It Is A Huge Deal

A Stunner fell into Syrian territory without self-destructing in its first combat use, now a report says the Assad regime turned it over to Russia.


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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 03, 2020, 05:48:27 pm
IDF forms first ‘multi-dimensional’ unit
Yaakov Lappin, Tel Aviv - Jane's Defence Weekly
03 January 2020

Soldiers from the 35th Paratroopers Brigade, seen here during an exercise in 2018, will be part of the new multi-dimensional unit. Source: Israel Defense Forces

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 1 January that they had formed a new "multi-dimensional unit" that organically combines elite infantry, armoured, C4i, intelligence, and air force elements.

The unit is one of the first tangible products of the new Tnufa (Momentum) multi-year military programme launched by IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi to restructure the military in the face of emerging threats and rapidly changing battlefield conditions over the coming decade.

The IDF said the unit is designed to boost tactical capabilities that currently exist at the division level and will initially rely on the combat knowledge from other elite units in the IDF. Its headquarters was established several months ago and it was allocated its first combat troops in recent days. It will ultimately be allocated personnel from the Engineering Corps' elite Yahalom unit, Armored Corps and Golani Infantry Division reconnaissance units, 35th Paratroopers Brigade, and the C4i Corps, as well as Israeli Air Force pilots.

The IDF did not say how many personnel it will eventually have, but said the unit will be commanded by a lieutenant colonel: the rank that usually commands a battalion. It will report directly to the commander of the 98th 'Fire' Division: a paratrooper reserve formation that is subordinate to Central Command and known for being versatile and having a multi-branch focus.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 20, 2020, 03:13:25 pm
Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) 8×8 israelense “Eitan” entra em produção em série


Título: Re: Exército Israelita (TSAHAL)
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 16, 2020, 05:36:15 pm
The IDF’s Momentum Plan Aims to Create a new Type of War Machine
by Yaakov Lappin

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: After a year of planning, including a thorough and at times painful ”self MRI scan,” the IDF has set itself the target of creating a networked force that can destroy enemy capabilities in as little time and at as low a cost as possible. According to its new multi-year Momentum program, the IDF has changed its definition of victory, marking a significant and potentially extremely fruitful shift in military thinking.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the IDF’s new multi-year Momentum program is its revised definition of victory.
To reflect the reality of complex combat against 21st century terror-armies that are deeply embedded in urban settings and that use their own civilians as human shields to target Israel’s home front, the objective of victory (when it comes to ground offensives) is no longer simply the seizing of enemy territory.
In fact, merely seizing territory under the modern conditions of Middle Eastern warfare has more often than not proven to mark just another interim stage in the fighting. So long as enemy fighting capabilities remain in place, leaving the adversary able to continue to launch guerilla strikes from tunnels, bunkers, or residential buildings on advancing (or halted) forces or fire
volleys of projectiles at the Israeli home front, Israel is denied decisive victory.
The primary definition of victory has long been up for revision. The IDF’s adjusted definition of victory forms a core aspect of the new Momentum multi-year program, which it began implementing in January.
Momentum now defines victory no longer as just getting ground forces to the edge of their assigned “blue arrows,” but rather, as IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Avivi Kochavi stated, the rapid destruction of enemy capabilities. The systematic and speedy removal of such capabilities, be they command posts, rocket launchers, weapons storehouses, enemy command levels, or combat personnel themselves, is now deemed to be much more important than the seizure of territory. Of far greater importance is the quantity of enemy capabilities the IDF is able to destroy on the ground, from the air, and from the sea, as well as the time it takes to do so and the casualties and costs that are involved.
Momentum’s guiding logic defines victory this way: the maximum number of enemy capabilities destroyed in the shortest period of time and with the smallest possible number of casualties. The closer a result is to these parameters, the more decisive the victory.
Time is critical to Momentum’s force activation blueprint. This is because every day that the Israeli home front comes under heavy rocket and missile fire, the national economy cannot function and the state will inevitably incur significant damage. This is all the more true as adversaries, particularly Hezbollah, seek to equip themselves with precision guided missiles, giving
them the ability to hit sensitive and symbolic sites deep inside Israel despite layers of air defenses.
Momentum envisions the creation of a sharper, more lethal IDF in which field units receive the wealth of capabilities that are currently enjoyed by IDF Central Headquarters in Tel Aviv.
In essence, this means a battalion will be digitally connected to all the relevant forces in its sector and to the Intelligence Directorate. A company commander will be able to activate his own drones and use the IDF’s digital command and control network to activate tanks, helicopters, or electronic warfare units immediately upon the detection of time-sensitive targets, like an anti-tank cellhiding on the third floor of a tower block.
This implies that the IDF needs to develop new ways of identifying the hidden enemy and closing the sensor-to-shooter cycle within seconds. This can be accomplished by taking full advantage of new sensors, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technology to regain a qualitative advantage over adversaries that has begun to erode.
Momentum came to life through four stages over the past year:

1) diagnosis, 2) formulation of a new activation concept, 3) shaping of principles for the future IDF, and 4) setting up planning frameworks for force build-up.
During the diagnosis stage, in April 2019 the IDF assembled every serving major general and brigadier-general at a single forum and had them present strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations to all. This “MRI” produced a wealth of insights.
Thirty teams then came together to envisage the challenges of the coming decade. They were organized into three colors: the red teams analyzed trends shaping the enemy; the blue teams looked at the future of the IDF; and the white teams looked at the evolving strategic environment.
The red teams highlighted the fact that precision strike weapons are proliferating quickly and that miniaturization technology is fueling this process. They also noted that urban warfare is a key trend that will define combat for years to come. The blue teams assessed potential future Israeli national GDP figures, social trends, and other factors that will affect the future IDF, both positively and negatively.
Three main efforts guide Momentum’s force buildup program. The first, a multi-domain ground maneuver capability, means IDF field units would be able to operate simultaneously on the ground, underground, in the air, in the electromagnetic spectrum, and in the cyber domain. A second axis is based on upgrading Israeli firepower strikes. A third axis is designed to boost defenses for the Israeli home front. Eight enablers (or force multipliers), including air superiority, intelligence superiority, and continuous functionality under fire, were also formulated.
Momentum is the product of a recognition that doing this too slowly will enable Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and others to continue to close the qualitative gap—a development Israel cannot afford.
If Momentum succeeds, by 2030 the IDF will be a significantly more lethal, networked war machine that can destroy enemy capabilities in record time and with the lowest possible casualties. Its battalions will be far more independent than those of 2020, with their own C4i and intelligence-gathering envelopes, and an air force that can launch waves of fire strikes that go
beyond any past or current capabilities.
The IDF of the future will also be designed to deliver long-range strikes on Iran if this becomes necessary.
Such changes will require a significantly larger defense budget, as well as an end to the paralysis of the Israeli political system and a functioning governing coalition, sooner rather than later.
Yaakov Lappin is a Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a military and strategic affairs correspondent. He conducts research and analysis for defense think tanks and is the military correspondent for JNS.


Título: Re: Exército Israelita (TSAHAL)
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 24, 2020, 03:56:21 pm