IAF official speaks at an international conference this week discussing global trends influencing activity, specifically operation of terror organizations from within residential areas which requires enhanced intelligence and precise air strikes
Commander of the IAF Strategic Planning Department, Col. Amnon, spoke at the international Conference on Air and Land Jointness in a Complex Environment, held this week. Col. Amnon discussed global trends that influence combat support today as well as aerial combat challenges and the IDF specialties in both fields.
Col. Amnon spoke of the limitations in the battlefield, especially since the IDF takes measures to avoid harming uninvolved civilians. Since terror organizations operate from within residential areas, ensuring the safety of these civilians requires enhanced cooperation between the different forces operating in the field. "The battlefield today has become more crowded, as difference distances and targets mesh together in the highly- populated urban environment we are faced with. These characteristics pose a challenge for air force attacks, relevant to almost every front Israel must cope with," explained Col. Amnon.
Today military intelligence provided by the forces is extremely different than it was in the past. "Today the IAF possess extremely advanced command and control systems enabling enhanced precision," he mentioned, stressing that "The IAF is the only aerial forces in the IDF, responsible for a variety of missions as well as assisting other forces during combat, which greatly influences the use of combat aircraft."
"Aerial forces are precise and require constant supply of accurate intelligence. Any IAF accomplishments will match those of the ground forces and vice versa. With more centralized command over the IAF, it will become more effective in operating combat aircraft," said Col. Amnon.