Significant changes in the ground forces of the IDF: in the context of the recent changes, the number of tanks has been substantially reduced. Several tank formations were deactivated, while on the other hand, the number of “light formations” – units equipped with wheeled vehicles and capable of advancing on the ground very quickly and launching precision-guided munitions – has been increased.
These formations can also be suitable for operations in the strategic depth of the battlefield (in 2012, a depth operations command was established within IDF GHQ).
Changes were introduced even in the traditional armored divisions when it was determined, as standard, that each division include an infantry brigade and diversified artillery fire capabilities. […]