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Israel’s precision strike and intelligence capabilities will enable quicker victories on the battlefield in future conflicts, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said.
[Ya’alon resigned on May 19 after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to replace him with Avigdor Lieberman.]
Speaking at the 4th International Fire Conference in Zichron Ya’acov on May 17, Ya’alon said: “We will exploit these capabilities to harm the build up of force among the elements around us, and to continue to sharpen our deterrence, on the basis of responding to every provocation.”
Precision strike capabilities from the air, sea and ground rather than unguided firepower is the future of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Ya’alon said.
“As we look at the future, and where we will direct our force build-up, there is no doubt that we must continue to invest in precision intelligence that can create targets at a high rate, a command and control capability that enables the information to be passed on, in real time, to shooters, at a high rate, and an ability to accurately fire on targets.”
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