Intelligence officers in action
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Israel to use advanced early warning system on Lebanese border

IDF set to use multi-sensor system in northern operational activities; 'System completely alters concept of intelligence gathering,' says Combat Intelligence Collection Corps officer

Over the next few months the IDF will begin taking an Multi-Sensor System (MSS) on operational activities.


The early warning system is one of the most advanced technologies available in the defense establishment and is based on integrating a variety of cameras and radars. The systems will be activated by specially trained intelligence gathering officers at IDF posts along the border with Lebanon.


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"This is a system that completely alters the concept of intelligence gathering," the head of the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps stationary observation department Major Oshrat told Ynet.


שר הביטחון ברק ברמת הגולן. עוקבים בדריכות (צילום: אביהו שפירא) 

Defense Minister Barak on northern border (Photo: Avihu Shapira)


The IDF says that the system has efficient and swift intel gathering capabilities for long ranges. In light of its unique and complex traits the IDF will begin recruiting troops for the intelligence gathering inspector positions within the next few weeks.


According to Major Oshrat, "The intelligence gathering officers will receive state of the art data processing for each discovery and will then be able to decide whether to investigate… send fire-range observation or decide that it is routine, similar to the air force and navy systems."


The first soldiers who will operate these systems were recently trained by the Northern Command. "There will be technological modifications in the northern lineation system," explained Oshrat.


"While using electro-optic methods, the troops will be able to produce intelligence of a much better quality than is currently available, to see and hear from a number of screens simultaneously with a great deal of responsibility and assertiveness. I call them my pilots. They can direct a number of forces at the same time to a number of locations," she added.




פרסום ראשון: 07.25.12, 00:35
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