IDF reveals future of battlefield intelligence

New intelligence unit will provide soldiers in the field with accurate 3D mapping, location of the enemy before the battle.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The IDF revealed further details about the new drone unit which was inaugurated last month under the 9900 Intelligence Division.

The unit has also developed a simulation which allows soldiers to explore and experiment with the terrain prior to an operation.

The 9900 Intelligence Division uses state-of-the-art technology to gather intelligence and geographical information. The division is responsible for visual decoding, gathering geographic intelligence information, and precise mapping.

The collection of intelligence is based on the fusion of of visual and geographic intelligence, with results sent to soldiers in the field.

One of the primary challenges IDF soldiers face in the modern battlefield is the "vanishing enemy" challenge, whereby terrorists use the terrain, underground tunnels, and other means to disappear before soldiers can respond.

Unit 9900 has developed a number of technological tools to help the Intelligence Division meet this challenge. One of the methods of response is the use of intelligence-oriented warfare. The concept was conceived by IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi to enable soldiers in the field to receive accurate, real-time 3D information.

With advanced technological design and engineering, as well has high-fidelity image processing soldiers in the field can receive 3D images which will enable them to prepare for operations in a way which was not possible before and to deploy before the enemy has a chance to escape.