IDF re-emphasizes importance of tank/infantry cooperation

merkava 4The Jerusalem Post has an article about recent new training programs of the Israeli Defense Forces designed to boost cooperation between infantry and armored units.  According to the article, infantry officers from the Nahal Brigade trained with tank crews from the 196 Battalion of the 460 Armored Brigade, at the Shizafon Advanced Armor training base in the South.  “As part of lessons we learned from Operation Protective Edge [in the Gaza Strip last summer], we learned the necessity of close cooperation between tanks and infantry,” Lt.-Col. Rafi Wolfson, commander of the 196 Battalion, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.  “For two days, Nahal commanders learned about our tanks, driving, firing and commanding over them. Full article here.