The IDF's Offensive Electronic Warfare Battalion

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - The IDF's offensive Electronic Warfare Battalion is tasked with disrupting the communications capabilities of terrorist organizations and enemy states. The battalion, 40% of whose members are female, is under the direct command of the IDF General Staff. "Anything that passes through the air, we can target," said a senior officer. "Who is the other side? Anyone who is armed and seeks to do us harm. Hizbullah, Hamas and hostile states." "We can thwart terror attacks. I can protect my forces from bombs, if they are targeted with [remote control] explosives. This is part of the security envelope we offer them." The battalion can take over mass-media broadcasts in Gaza, Lebanon or other locations. When a senior Hamas terrorist suddenly sees the IDF chief of staff on his television giving him 12 hours to clear the area, it "undermines his sense of security," the officer said.

2014-12-04 00:00:00

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