The wide-ranging exercise tested readiness and cooperation between all sectors of the IDF for prolonged combat in multiple spheres
The IDF successfully concluded today (Thursday, February 14) a large-scale multi-arena exercise that examined the readiness throughout all sectors of the IDF. Both regular and reserve soldiers participated in the exercise, which simulated a variety of operational scenarios. Combat methods, cooperation procedures between Ground, Air and Navy Forces, as well as the capabilities of the headquarters to operate for prolonged periods of time were examined. In addition, the exercise simulated simultaneous combat in several theaters, supported by the Logistics and Intelligence Branches, IDF Spokespersons' Unit, Home Front Command and government officials who engaged in ongoing dialogue with senior IDF officers. Lessons learned in past drills, as well as those learned from the Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Defense, were implemented and tested in the exercise. The IDF conducts routine activities in all units and commands in order to improve readiness for any scenario. The recent exercise was scheduled in advance as a part of the annual training program.