This week, a large-scale military exercise was launched that will last four weeks and will be called: "Chariots of Fire".
Along with the exercise, the IDF's top mission is to protect the security of the residents of the State of Israel. IDF forces will continue to carry out offensive activities to thwart terrorism and will work to strengthen the defense at the seam as part of Operation Breakwater, also during the exercise.
The "Chariots of Fire" is a unique exercise, the goals of which are to increase the readiness of the IDF and to examine the suitability of the forces for a powerful and prolonged campaign. The exercise will be attended by regular and reserve IDF forces, from all commands, arms and divisions. It will be attended by combat forces, commanders and professionals from all IDF units.
The Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. Aviv Kochavi, defined the required achievements of the exercise, including:
Improving the operational system and its readiness for war, while implementing the 'concept of activation for victory' with an emphasis on high-speed operations, blows, defense and multi-dimensional maneuvering. General to the operational 'edge'. In addition, it was defined that the lessons of Operation 'Guardian of the Walls' would be applied as part of the exercise, throughout the entire month.