C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

New IDF C4I system now operational

13 March 2020

An upgraded version of the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF's) Digital Army Program (DAP) C4I system for linking together multiple military branches and domains has entered service, according to Elbit Systems, the system's manufacturer.

Called Gideon, the new version of the DAP, which originally entered service 15 years ago, was developed by Elbit in a joint effort with the IDF's Ground Forces Command, C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate, air force, and navy. It is based on Elbit's E-LynX software-defined radios (SDRs) and the E6 (TORCH-X) C4i framework.

Haim Delmar, executive vice president and general manager of the C4I and Cyber Division at Elbit Systems, said DAP Gideon represents the "implementation of the Ground Forces' vision of multi-branch, multi-domain, lethal, and survivable combat, which makes available all of the knowledge and capabilities to all of the fighting forces".

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