The IDF has revamped a training program for army logistics cadets by placing them in simulated combat conditions, in a bid to avoid a repeat of critical logistics failures experienced by the army in the Second Lebanon War of 2006.

In recent days, some 180 cadets completed a third training cycle, in which they trained with the Armored Corps, Infantry, and Air Force to test their ability to remain functional and serve combat forces while under fire.

Col. Eli Gilad, commander of the Logistics Training Center, located at the Ground Forces Training Center at Tze’elim in southern Israel, said the program prepares cadets who carry out key wartime functions, such as refueling armored vehicles and ensuring a fresh a supply of ammunition, to ensure that ground forces could continue to operate.