The Field Intelligence Corps is purchasing more weapons for its female and male combat soldiers. The Corps recently put into use the new "Strom Mark III" vehicle upgrading its mobility. Another advanced field intelligence vehicle, the "Granite" will soon be purchased as well. Based on the Ford 550 model, the "Granite" combines synchronized radars and observation tools that can see the entire area and every target. The vehicle is even better armor protected than the "Raccoon" observation vehicle, already in IDF possession. In recent assessments, the "Granite" succeeded in every mission and the relevant officials are evaluating purchasing possibilities.Bovenstaand bericht in combinatie met de uitspraak van chef-staf Gantz:
IDF chief tells Knesset's FADC that Israel must take the initiative in the next round of fighting, says Egypt border fence to be completed by end of 2012. The IDF will be forced to launch an offensive if rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip continue to be launched into southern Israel, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday. He added that Israel must take the initiative. In the next round of fighting, Gantz added, "we will need to shorten the length of fighting as much as possible," noting that speed is dependent on quality intelligence and quick action.Israël is er klaar voor, hopelijk voor de Gazanen zullen de terroristen begrijpen dat een volgende ronde raketten niet getolereerd wordt door de Joodse staat.