תאריך: 03/09/2007, 00:00    

Chief of general staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, said an hour ago before the staff of the IDF Rabbi program annual plan “Israeli”.

At the end
A process that culminated in the joint ב”סדנה in-depth” held two weeks ago and after a thorough examination of alternatives, the row of resolutions that together the tefen “program”, which aims to build primary, equip and train the army to ensure that the IDF could fulfill its purpose — the protection of the State of Israel and its citizens.
The program has reviewed the possible threats and twists, to prepare, cope and to introduce advance ordered process and within the framework of the given resources, respond to future challenges.
Below the main decisions:

• Readiness and fitness – continues the effort and even hasten, including increasing training in the regular army and reserves, as well as large-scale procurement of ammunition and filled others.
• The land-
Substantially reinforced and within this last production Merkava Mark 4 “tanks”, along with the improvements the tanks in existing forces with an emphasis on active protection. In addition to General Ashkenazi decided to manufacture hundreds of heavy נגמש”ים platform of Merkava tanks
(“נמ”ר “). In addition to the emphasis on the development and renewal of the equipment at regular and reserve fighter.
• Air force-
Reinforced through procurement of F-35 (JSF), life extension and upgrading the existing forces, expanding and reinforcing the pilot tool staffed (n). In addition, the acquisition and development of additional capabilities will strengthen the ability of the long arm.
• Navy – multifunctional space ships icetid news.
• Protection against missiles and rockets –
Iothena industrial complex development process on systems which allow early detection and interception of
Missiles. The extensive investment to create a protective response to a variety of threats, including
“Iron dome” and “the arrow”.
• Chief decided to increase investment in the field of intelligence and determination to increase the power and effectiveness of IDF operations.
• Human resources –
The program deals with the expected decrease in the quantity required and the need to preserve the quality of the personnel serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on spirit and character of the IDF כ”צבא. The Chief of staff to prioritize the human force and the reserves of tgmolo.
Chief, General Gabi Ashkenazi, said in closing remarks that “the program will strengthen the power of the IDF and its suitability to deal with the security challenges facing the country in Homesh. He added that the plan is a view of the renewal and improvement of building quality advantage, but pledged at the same time streamlining plan in General and security system in Israel.
Initially, “Israel” is based on multi-year planning and multi-year budget resulting from the decisions of the Government of adopting “conclusions” brodet Committee based on increased security assistance from the United States.
The program is displayed as required to the political Echelon and will take effect from January 2008.

Translated from Hebrew

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