The emphasis of the exercise was examining the cooperation between ground, air and naval forces.
Lessons from the Second Lebanon War and from previous drills were implemented.
The exercise, which began on Sunday, combined all Northern Command units and included hundreds of reserve soldiers.
Chief of staff with soldiers during drill (Photo: Spokesman's Office)
The goal was to assess the IDF's immediate response to a flare-up on Israel's northern front, particularly the army's decision-making.
As in prior drills, Major-General Gershon Hacohen, commander of the military colleges, provided various scenarios and examined how the forces contended with them in real-time.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and General Staff commanders took an active part in the exercise. The chief of staff himself participated in a Saraf (Apache Longbow) attack helicopter flight and a submarine voyage.
They were briefed by Major-General Gadi Eisnkot, head of the Northern Command, and took part in analyzing the situation during combat simulations.
Despite the fact that in essence this was a command drill mainly examining the Northern Command, the IDF’s General Staff was significantly involved.