The future infantry soldier: lethal, fast and… victorious

23.04.2011                      19.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 3; Tag 4 des Omer

Moderne Soldaten:

The future infantry soldier: lethal, fast and… victorious

As IDF implements improvements mandated by the 2nd Lebanon War, amid changing battlefield, the race is on to perfect new weapons systems.

In 2006, toward the end of the Second Lebanon War, Miki Edelstein, then a colonel, was sent into southern Lebanon in a last-ditch effort by prime minister Ehud Olmert's government to gain ground in the war against Hezbollah.
In what was later termed the “Battle of the Saluki,” the idea was to send the Nahal Infantry Brigade, which Edelstein commanded at the time, and the 401st Armored Brigade up through the Saluki ravine as part of a plan to conquer as much territory as possible before the war was set to end just two days later….