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May 13, 2013 6:03 am

Defense Officials Say Budget Cuts May Affect IDF Battle Readiness

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Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party in the Israeli Knesset

Jerusalem Post – There is deep concern within the defense community that the proposed NIS 4 billion cut to the defense budget will harm training programs, battle readiness and equipment stocks and the acquisition of military platforms.

It has often been claimed that the budget cut won’t disrupt the IDF’s multi-year platform acquisition program, since the army has already committed itself to purchasing the expensive equipment.

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