The Israel Defence Forces’ (IDF’s) C4I Corps (Teleprocessing Corps) has completed a four-year project to create multiple military communications networks along Israel’s mountainous desert border region with Egypt.

The enhanced communications infrastructure, made possible by the rapid construction of communications masts, is part of Israel’s move to improve border security to counter the rising jihadist threat from the Sinai Peninsula.

Many dozen communications masts have been erected in recent years along the 240 km frontier, which stretches from Eilat to the Gaza Strip. The structures also mount hi-tech sensors (radars and electro-optical devices) that can peer deep into the Sinai region, with feeds piped into control rooms operated by the IDF’s Combat Intelligence Collection Corps. […]