MembersIDF’s New Futuristic “Ghost Corps”

It is essential that the IDF keep a step ahead of its enemies in finding solutions to the modern battlefield

By David Lazarus | | Topics: IDF
Israel must always keep one step ahead of its enemies' tactical advancements. Photo: Michael Giladi/Flash90

A soldier sneaks into enemy territory under the cover of nightfall wearing a super-lightweight, camouflaged, fire-resistant uniform. He slips through and with the tap of a button on the “iPad” attached to the palm of his hand sends in fighter-jet missiles, attack drones, ground artillery, tanks and combat robots.

This is not science fiction. This is the “Ghost Corps” leading the way in Israel’s forward-looking defense forces.

The project was initiated two years ago when Gen. Aviv Kochavi was appointed IDF Chief of Staff. It stems from the need to go “house-to-house” in the ever-changing battle against Israel’s enemies, who are constantly updating their own military and tactical capabilities.


Attack and defend

The new soldier’s capabilities are part of new technologies that enable to him to receive live feeds of intel on where the enemy is and what weapons to employ, including underground, in the air, sea or hiding among a civilian crowd like in a hospital or school. On a tablet he receives live images relayed from his personal drone with a digital map...

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