In the middle of Thursday’s harsh winter storm in the Golan Heights, the IDF launched a regimental drill, including tanks from the 7th Armored Brigade and the Reconnaissance Battalions of the Paratroopers Brigade and the Engineering Corps.

During the drill, the battalion was redeployed from its operational activities in Judea and Samaria to the northern front in order to exercise possible battle scenarios against Hezbollah.

“The goal is to prepare for a transition from one front to another, and from routine to emergency,” a senior source in the 7th Armored Brigade said. “We are not afraid of a storm. In fact the opposite is true, we are quite prepared, and it is important to drill the fighters in stormy weather as well. Of course the issue of safety is above all, but also operational preparedness,” he explained. […]