ISRAEL - Elbit Brings Battlefield to Next Level

Arno Froese

It is unlikely that we will see tanks fighting tanks on a battlefield. The enemy today is dubbed as “the disappearing enemy,” or “the invisible enemy,” because militias will try to operate within civilian urban areas and to be as evasive as they can.

This new warfare requires militaries to adapt to a reality in which things change in a split second, where the need for fast, reliable communication has become a necessity.

One of the main companies in Israel that deals with developing such solutions is Elbit Systems.

“We are now in a world in which the information flows all the time, and our systems allow the entire combating force, from the brigade commander to the soldier in the field, to communicate in the fastest way possible,” he said in an interview at the company’s offices in central Israel.

Elbit’s Systems bring communications and radio into the social-media information era, where people are receiving, and need to process, all bits of information in a fraction of a second.

Israel is a leader in developing such a system because the primary client for its security industry, the IDF, is “innovative and ambitious,” said Elbit vice president international of C4ISR Gil Moaz.

“We go with our partners hand in hand and understand what exactly it is they need,” he said. “We commit to deliver to the client whatever they need.”

“This a very innovative, complicated world, and within it, there are many things that we do for the first time—not our first time, but first time ever—and we are doing so to satisfy the needs of the clients,” Maoz said., 8 March 2021

Arno's Commentary

Israel’s innovation is globally recognized. In this case, it concerns the battlefield. However, as the recent war with Gaza has clearly shown, the most sophisticated weaponry is still not sufficient to guarantee the safety of a nation’s citizens. While rockets fired from Gaza were mostly intercepted and launching platforms quickly destroyed, the battle continued, inflicting damage on Israeli properties and causing lives to be lost.

Is there an end in sight? The answer is no, for the foreseeable future. Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north continue to insist that the Zionist state must be wiped out. 

What seems rather strange is that the nations of the world acted totally differently when ISIS operated their murder machine, even executing civilians publicly. They united and sent military forces to oppose and destroy the infrastructure of this terrorist organization. 

While Gaza’s government, Hamas, is considered a terrorist organization by most Western nations, the world’s leaders have little to say except, “Israel has the right to defend itself.” That’s like telling people the grass is green and the sky is blue—totally useless.

The difference between Israel’s military and others is clear: they do everything in their power to target—with highly sophisticated weaponry—military installations. In virtually all cases, they give notice to the inhabitants of a building before it is targeted. Hamas, on the other hand, releases deadly rockets with the declared intention to kill Jews.

Under normal circumstances, such as with ISIS, the world powers (USA, Britain, France, and others) would park their mighty navies on the coast of Gaza with the unmistakable message: if rockets are being fired to murder innocent civilians, we will intervene.

Why don’t they? Because higher powers are involved; namely, the god of this world, who hates the truth. The prince of darkness stands behind all world powers with the object: to hinder the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. But Israel’s destiny is settled: “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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