IDF Concludes Surprise Drill Simulating War with Gaza

23 November, 2020   |   2 months ago

The IDF concluded on Sunday a surprise drill launched by IDF Chief of Staff Major General Aviv Kochavi simulating another war in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Division forces took part in the exercise, along with forces from the Air and Space Arms, the Sea Arm, the Information and Communication Technology Division and Cyber ​​Defense Division, the Intelligence Division, the intelligence community and the Israel Police.

The forces practiced a variety of scenarios that included responding to operational and evolving events at the border.

The exercise examined inter-organizational and multi-armed cooperation, the work interfaces between the forces, and decision-making in a multi-dimensional event.

As part of the Chief of Staff’s test, the troops practiced a scenario of a cyber-attack and the shutdown of operational systems in the division.

This is the fifth surprise test that Kochavi has introduced. The exercise was set as part of the IDF’s annual training graph for 2020 and is intended to improve the readiness of the forces for escalation in the southern arena, the IDF underscored.

Kochavi conducted the test remotely through classified military communications.

The Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Major General Eyal Zamir, led the exercise in the field, together with the Operations Division and the IDF Comptroller Unit.