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Israel moves to ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ while Ghost Unit evolves

13th May 2022 - 14:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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The IDF is looking to develop a new soldier system for its infantry. (Photo: IDF)

How is the IDF adapting its infantry equipment to the likely demands of future warfare, in the broader context of the Hezbollah/Hamas threat?

Israel is engaged in what IDF strategists and analysts are calling the ‘war between wars’, with low-intensity clashes against Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

However, the IDF is preparing to wage a full-scale infantry war if it concludes that the two terrorist organisations are preparing to launch thousands of rockets and medium-range missiles against Israel.

With this worst-case scenario in mind, Elbit Systems is working with the Directorate of Defense Research and Development in the Israeli MoD on a future soldier programme dubbed ‘Edge of Tomorrow’.

According to the MoD, the aim of the programme is to

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