A new directorate of the IDF, the C4I Directorate, was established in a ceremony yesterday, March 3, 2003. The unit will be headed by Major General Yitzchak Harel.

The IDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Moshe Ya’alon stated today that “this is a groundbreaking event in a new age, it is a challenge with a vision. There is great potential in this effort which could be the decisive factor on the battle field.”

The new Directorate includes the spheres of communication, computers, information technology which will lead the IDF into the technological frontier of modern warfare. The purpose of the new directorate is to help the IDF improve it’s command of information in the areas of C4I. Understanding and utilizing various types is central to the strength of the IDF.