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Biggest Drill in 20 Years Puts Israeli Tanks to the Test

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IDF tank of the 401st Armored Brigade. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Israel has just completed its biggest exercise in 20 years in which tanks and other ground forces were sent across rivers and other challenging bodies of water, to neutralize enemy missile threats, the tank brigade commander who led the drill said Thursday.

Tanks, combat engineers and various elite commando units participated in the day and night exercise at the Jordan River last week, Col. Enav Shalev told an Army Radio security program. News of the drill was not widely publicized.

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