In the next few weeks, the three regional IDF commands – Northern, Southern and Central – are expected to be deployed with a new satellite system developed by the Computer Service Directorate.

The new system will dramatically improve the real-time observation skills on topographically-challenged areas, such as the northern Golan Heights, where explosive devices were planted near an IDF force this past weekend. In many cases, terrorist cells exploit “dead zones” to try and approach the border and infiltrate into Israel.

So far, the IDF used observation and monitoring systems based on cameras, radars and occasionally drones near the Syrian border and other locations. The new system will be an additional force for the commanders of the regional brigades across the different operational areas.