Israel is flexing its military muscle at the Golan Heights frontier with the latest intelligence collection technologies and a new frontline division dedicated to combating multiplying threats spawned by war raging in Syria.

Inaugurated late last month by Lt. Gen. Beni Gantz, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff, the new Bashan Division is a former reserve division reconfigured with frontline, active forces responsible for defending and defeating all threats in the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon sectors.

The dedicated territorial division, part of the IDF’s Northern Command, includes a new combat collection battalion supported by the MARS sensor-fused intelligence system and latest versions of the Tzayad digital C4ISR network, both by Elbit Systems.