In total darkness: the Warriors blew engineering mines in Jordan Valley

הלוחמים במהלך הפעילות, צילום: דו”צ

The evacuation was carried out during the night, in the dark, to exercise the power in the complex task required of them when fighting.

תאריך: 18/03/2013, 17:30    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה“ל

First night activities: dozens of mines were discovered and were evacuated last week.
By engineering company in reserve near the Allenby. Clearing mines is usually done in daylight, but for company training and increase operative found, select the ב”עוצבת steel to perform the task at night.

During the appointment blew up 82 mines by fighters from the engineering company of reserve חטמ”ר Eilat, consisting mostly of infantry פלחה”ן. “As part of our training, we focus on qualification for engineering, told IDF website the company commander, Maj. (Ret.) mashita. “We make the fourth year in a row that we are training outside company are graphic, and after many certificates of extra reserve days and budgets we accomplished this year.

In total darkness: the Warriors blew engineering mines in Jordan Valley

The m note that after you have made all the rounds in recent years, the company decided to raise the qualification phase, which was characterized in the practice. “A lot more difficult to carry out such activity in a minefield at night, but as a service that should be,
Although an act of risk. Just because you know my company’s capabilities, we finally have the required certificate, “he explains.

Such a complex task and involves many challenges because of the evacuation more difficult.
“We always reveals the mines and we had to rely on this time. Of course.
We put emphasis on that in training before, and Beckett himself did everything very slowly to save
Safety rules. We also except the team all company officers to create higher apprenticeship ratio, “explained m. p. Engineering Officer of steel” decorated “Division, Maj. Sagi pharmacist, said that” the ability of uncovering mines at night is required of all. In sector we try to sustain such activities frequently, which is the fifth activity since the beginning of the year. In the past five years, 6,500 mines facing in the Jordan Valley.

This is a required capability because the powers required to clear mines at night to run when fighting at night and allow troops to move throughout the day.
Moreover, mines wasn’t evacuated and they were useless for more than 30 years.
“We’re moving the ground through a long process of credit and ensuring that there are no more mines in the area, and the land becomes land to farmers for civilians living in the area,” explained
Major pharmacist.

Translated from Hebrew