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    Israeli soldiers prepare a tank near Israel's border with the central Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza ***** and Israeli air strikes on Gaza. *******/Ronen Zvulun

    Israeli soldiers sleep at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers sleep on a military vehicle at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers stand near armoured military vehicles at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers check their weapons at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers check ammunition at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers pray next to their gear near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    An Israeli soldier reads as he leans on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Ronen Zvulun

    Israeli soldiers prepare tanks at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Ronen Zvulun

    An Israeli soldier cleans the barrel of a tank at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected militant sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinians kept up their cross-border rocket fire as international pressure for a truce intensified. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli armoured personnel carriers (APC) and tanks are seen at a staging area near the border with the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza ***** on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. *******/Ronen Zvulun

    An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the Israeli city of Ashkelon November 19, 2012. Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza ***** from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion though Egypt saw "some indications" of a truce ahead. *******/Darren Whiteside

    An Israeli air force pilot poses near a F15-E fighter jet at the Tel Nof air base in central Israel November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Baz Ratner

    An Israeli air force F15-E fighter jet takes off for a mission over the Gaza *****, from the Tel Nof air base in central Israel November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Baz Ratner

    An Israeli Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter lands in the Tel Nof air base in central Israel November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Baz Ratner

    Israeli soldiers stand near mobile artillery units positioned outside the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Amir Cohen

    Israeli soldiers stand near a mobile artillery unit after it fired a shell towards northern Gaza from its position outside the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Amir Cohen

    Israeli soldiers stand near a mobile artillery unit after it fired a shell towards northern Gaza from its position outside the Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Amir Cohen

    Israeli soldiers walk past an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the northern Gaza ***** November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. *******/Amir Cohen
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    Iron Dome deployed to Tel Aviv region:


    IDF build-up continues at Gaza border:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you. Much clearer and am now on a computer rather than a mobile phone. Could be a derivative of "Piano" nicknamed the Droid system, but not sure and do not wish to speculate further.

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    Unless it violates OPSEC, what is the Droid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcaldemb View Post
    Unless it violates OPSEC, what is the Droid?
    The device nicknamed the droid or R2D2 appeared during Cast Lead. I think a discussion of its function would touch upon OPSEC issues.

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    Very good pics as always m4rs75

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    An Israeli F-15 jet takes off from the Tel Nof Air Force base in central Israel on Nov. 19. (Miri Tsachie/EPA)

    An Israeli soldier sleeps on top of a tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel border with the Gaza ***** border as they prepare for a potential ground operation on Nov. 19. (Menahem Kahana/AFP - *****Images)
    Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz briefing soldiers:


    IDF strikes police headquarters in Gaza:
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    Gotta like Gantz's approach to things, and I wouldn't argue with Russo for all the humus in Afula. Watched one of the promoted videos at the end, about the reservists. What can you say about a situation that garners more than 100% of the call-ups? Here's hoping they don't have to go in, but results (a cease-fire) as if they did.

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    Iron Dome - intercepting missiles/rockets shot from Gaza to Israel




















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    looks comfy but doesnt beat sleeping on a nice bed....I gotta ask...any particular warm beverages you IDF boys like to drink in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiEMpre_Leal View Post
    I gotta ask...any particular warm beverages you IDF boys like to drink in the morning?
    Turkish coffee, a.k.a "mud coffee".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGXL836 View Post
    Turkish coffee, a.k.a "mud coffee".
    Turkish coffee...that'll do the trick

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    Anyone know if the IDF has been using land based versions of the Phalanx CIWS to shoot down rockets? I've read about those or equivalents being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyG View Post
    Anyone know if the IDF has been using land based versions of the Phalanx CIWS to shoot down rockets? I've read about those or equivalents being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    No, the IDF does not use them. They are not suitable to protect large areas such as cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradles View Post
    I have noticed that the IDF tracked vehicles dont use rubber pads unlike other countrys such as UK,US etc and was wondering why? Is it because they go through them to quickly due to the heat? I have seen Abram's and Lep crews replacing theirs on a regular basis (videos that is).
    The trucks of the Merkava, Achzarit and Achzarit were optimized for the rocky volcanic terrain of the Golan plateau.

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