Walkie-talkies and doves and Sabre: C4I Corps celebrates 65 years anniversary

אילוסטרציה: דובר צה”ל

Over the years contributed to the force, and the combined activity of ICT in the battlefield. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gail Force Commander 73: “the connection is the nervous system to activate military body.”

תאריך: 23/10/2013, 14:15    
מחבר: יפתח כרמלי, אתר צה”ל


October 14 1948, 65 years ago, established the force and determination.
In the 65 years, applied to the incessant pace of technology, and for light signals and doves to advanced computing systems are both at Headquarters and in the field.
Battle. In an interview, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Shlomo amber, one of the founders of the Corps and his commander during the Yom Kippur war, tells of the early communication and ICT, and its role so today.

A revolutionary war comrade, amber was a ROTC cadet connection. Do not send course after fulfilling a task as a guide about the Defense Organization. “I was born into this world.
AVI ran, and the postal service’s telephony, “he says, adding that” as a kid, I had my first toy phone.

Upon completion of the course sent Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gail contact officer of which stretched between Tel Mond to Petah Tikva. October 14, 1948 during the battles, declared.
Officially the establishment of contact force. “The force not created ex nihilo,” explains INBAR, “created from a combination of radio service of the Haganah and the British army veterans. Available to the Haganah had three major networks named Avinoam, ‘ Tamar ‘ ו’גדעון ‘, and the country’s telecommunications were to benefit the war effort.

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Over the years, amber rose in the ranks, and played various roles in the relationship and among intelligence officer of the armored Corps, Commander of the intelligence unit 8200 (850), and the signal Corps. He commanded the Corps during the Yom Kippur war, and after the war was the only Corps Commander unread Agranat Commission, Greece According to testimony, estimates that there will be a war based on intelligence that audio reviews Joint Chiefs.
As a result of these evaluations, the advance force with training and reserve recruitment.
Today, many years after his release, serves as President of the amber Association to commemorate the martyrs of the signal Corps and ICT.

The importance of these days force remains crucial, and, just like in the old days. “To say that the force’s importance in those days was small compared to this wrong diagnosis day,” States Gail. “The relationship is like the nervous system activate the body called the IDF, and thus he must work nonstop sublime,” he stressed, adding that “its importance might cost, but you can’t say that you could do without.

He could not run in the battlefield in an integrated manner without the signal Corps. “To make all our strength we have to relate that combat units were small, from sector to sector and enable control of fighting. What it is all about the generations in the most developed, “he explains. “With the technology generation, various measures were added and disappeared. Today nobody uses pigeons, for example, but we added radio communications systems, film, electronic warfare and cyber dimension, “concluded Maj. Gen. (Ret.) amber.

Translated from Hebrew