IDF revives bridge-crossing exercises

29.05.2012                      08.Siwan. 5772                    Isru Chag

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IDF revives bridge-crossing exercises

Joint combat engineer/armored unit drill, not held for 5 years, prepares troops for crossing water barriers in future conflicts.

In a sign of the type of future conflicts Israel is facing, the IDF held a unique exercise last week aimed at preparing troops for the crossing of water barriers during ground assaults.
Overseen by Division 162 and including Merkava MK 4 tanks from the 401st Armored Brigade as well as troops from the Combat Engineering Corps’s elite Yahalom Unit, the drill along the Jordan River simulated a scenario during which combat troops and tanks need to cross a water body while in combat and facing an enemy force on the opposite bank….