Military Capabilities

IDF launches new Momentum five-year plan

27 February 2020

After over a year of intense planning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has now launched its new Momentum multi-year programme with the aim of “enhancing lethality in scope and in accuracy”.

The IDF announced the implementation of the plan on 13 February, saying it has been approved by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It still needs to be presented to the cabinet of the interim government, but this cannot approve a defence budget until it is replaced after new elections.

The IDF announcement said the five-year plan aims to enhance capabilities against Iran, boost the combat capabilities of operational units, especially in urban warfare, improve intelligence, and retain the most qualified personnel as career soldiers.

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