New Israeli unit targets Syrian border threats

New Israeli unit targets Syrian border threats

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By BARBARA OPALL-ROME   |   Comments  A A  ISRAEL-SYRIA-CONFLICT-GOLAN Israeli soldiers prepare their armored personnel carrier in the Golan Heights. Israel has created a new front-line division to combat threats on the border with Syria. (Jack Guez / Getty Images)Israel: Israel is flexing its military muscle at the Golan Heights frontier with the latest intelligence collection technologies and a new frontline division dedicated to combating multiplying threats spawned by war raging in Syria. Inaugurated by Lt. Gen. Beni Gantz, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff, the new Bashan Division is a former reserve division reconfigured with frontline, active forces responsible for defending and defeating all threats in the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon sectors.

The dedicated territorial division, part of the IDF’s Northern Command, includes a new combat collection battalion supported by the MARS sensor-fused intelligence system and latest versions of the Tzayad digital C4ISR network, both by Elbit Systems. “We stood up this division in the Golan Heights with quality forces more ready than ever before. It’s tailored and focused to deal with the changing threat,” said Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, head of IDF’s Northern Command.

Source: Defense news