The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is crediting integrated C4I systems for a fivefold increase in the number of targets troops can detect and destroy from the air, ground or sea.

Connecting IDF headquarters, service branches, intelligence organizations and territorial commands on a secure C4I network means Israel can now destroy five times more targets per day than it could during the 2006 Lebanon War, officers said.

“If, in Lebanon, the IDF was able to attack X number of targets in a day, today we can do five times as much per day,” said Brig. Gen. Eyal Zelinger, head of the IDF’s C4I Corps. “We’re seeing this IDF-wide in exercises and by way of real operations.”