The “Ofek” Unit At War The “Ofek” Unit At War “Ofek”, the computer programming unit, is involved in all of the IAF’s operational activities. Since the beginning of the operation, the unit has been developing the reconnaissance and alert systems. “The soldiers of the unit demonstrate dedication and a fighting spirit and are ready to complete the mission”, says the Unit Commander

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After a week of fighting, the IAF has formulated new ways of fighting in all areas, as the operation has significantly accelerated the integration of new technology in order to improve the achievement of the force. A significant portion of this technology belongs to “Ofek”, the computer programming unit, which is involved in all of the IAF’s operational activities. Over the past few days, the unit has been engaged in improving the rockets detection and warning capabilities, expanding intelligence capabilities and integrating control and monitoring systems of IAF weapons.The soldiers of the unit-programmers, academic officers and technicians-demonstrate creativity and innovation for sake of the operational needs of the force.

Working Around the Clock

“The big story of all this fighting is the protection of civilian life”, says Colonel A’, commander of the unit and an F-16C/D pilot at the “Scorpion” squadron. The soldiers of the “Ofek” unit continue their development activities, while remaining on standby in times of emergency on different IAF airbases in order to ensure the functionality of the systems and to prevent any damage to operational activities in case of a malfunction.

“Our systems are integrated into different layers of a mission: from reconnaissance to control stations to the execution of the missions and the analysis of the results of a strike”, explains the Unit Commander. Like every unit in the force, the soldiers in the “Ofek” unit have been dealing with activities around the clock: “Our people demonstrate dedication and a fighting spirit and are ready to complete the mission”, says Colonel A’ with pride-and he has much to be proud of, as much of the work his soldiers do is classified. The biggest challenge for the unit is to ensure that all IAF systems run smoothly. The unit also has to make sure it maintains a high level of availability.

 

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