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The Israeli GOC Army headquarters (Hebrew: מפקדת זרוע היבשה, Mifkedet Zro'a HaYabasha), abbreviated as Mazi (מז"י), is a multi-corps command headquarters created in 1998, which amalgamates the ground forces of the Israel Defense Forces. As of November 8, 2005, Mazi is headed by Aluf Benjamin Gantz. Image File history File links GOCAC.jpg‎ This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links GOCAC.jpg‎ This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ×”×”×’× ×” לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ... Maj. ...


The IDF's third arm

Mazi is set to become the IDF's third Arm, alongside the Air and Space Arm and the Sea Arm. Until the creation of Mazi, IDF ground forces were directly subordinate to the Chief of Staff; Mazi is still in the midst of being structured, which means to some extent they effectively remain so. As an IDF arm, Mazi is designed to deal with the building of the ground forces' strength and working toward balance, combination, and coordination between the ground corps. Mazi's authority ranges from the battalion to the command level. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, literally Air and Space Arm) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces and currently operates around 900 aircraft. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ...


Corps

The command headquarters is located in Camp Bar Lev, between Ashkelon and Qiryat Mal'akhi. Mazi includes eight corps in three groups following their military functions. Ashkelon or Ashqelon (Hebrew אַשְׁקְלוֹן; Standard Hebrew Ašqəlon; Tiberian Hebrew ʾAšqəlôn; Arabic عسقلان ; Latin Ascalon) was an ancient Philistine seaport on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea just north of Gaza. ... Qiryat Malakhi (קִרְיַת מַלְאָכִי ; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Malachi) is a city in the Southern District of Israel in Israel. ...


The maneuvering corps

The Israeli Infantry Corps is a corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Amour Corps is a crops of the Israel Defense Forces, since 1998 subordinate to GOC Army Headquarters. ...

The сombat support corps

The Israeli Artillery Corps is the Israel Defense Forces corps responsible for operating the medium and long-range artillery network. ... The Israeli Engineering Corps are the combat engineering forces of צהל - the Israeli Defence Forces. ... The Israeli Field Intelligence Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters’ five corps, created in April 2000, and is tasked with collecting combat intelligence and is responsible for intelligence units from the battalion level and up to the entire force. ...

The logistical corps

The Israeli Adjutant Corps is a support corps in the IDF Human Resources Directorate. ... The Israeli Ordnance Corps is a combat-support corps in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters. ... The Israeli Logistics Corps is a support corps in the IDF Central Technological, Logistics, and Medical Directorate, which centralizes the logistical activity in the IDF, including the transporting of supplies, shipments of fuel, construction, and transport. ... The Israeli C4I Corps is a crops in the IDF GOC Army Headquarters responsible for military-related communication. ...

Heads of Mafchash and Mazi

  • Dan Shomron (1983-1985)
  • Amir Drori (1985-1986)
  • Uri Sagi (1986-1991)
  • Emanuel Sakel (1991-1994)
  • Ze'ev Livne (1994-1996)
  • Amos Malka (1996-1998)
  • Moshe Soknik (1998-2001)
  • Yiftach Ron-Tal (2001-2005)
  • Benjamin Gantz (2005-)

Dan Shomron (born 1937) was the 13th Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, from 1987 to 1991. ... Maj. ...

Equipment

Tanks

Merkava (Hebrew: ) is a series of main battle tanks developed and manufactured by Israel for the Israel Defense Forces. ... Merkava (Hebrew: ) is a series of main battle tanks developed and manufactured by Israel for the Israel Defense Forces. ... Magach מגח (in full, Merkevet Giborey Chayil, מרכבת גיבורי חייל; Hebrew: Chariot of War Heroes) is a series of Israeli tanks, based on the American M48 and M60 Patton tanks. ... Sherman M-50 Cummins. ... Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB, Ukrainian: Харківське Конструкторське Бюро по Mашинобудуванню ім. О.О. Морозова, or ХКБМ) is a company in Kharkiv, Ukraine, which designs armoured vehicles, including the T-80 and T-84 main battle tanks, as well as military prime movers. ... The T-54 and T-55 main battle tanks were the Soviet Unions replacements for the World War II era T-34 tank. ... Nagmachon (Nagmash and Shot) is an Israeli tank platform using Shot hulls from the 1970s and 1980s. ... Nikpadon or Nakpadon is a Combat Engineer/Recovery vehicle and based on the Nagmachon. ...

Howitzers

  • Sholef 155 mm self-propelled howitzer

Other

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... The striking caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth This article is about insect larva. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... The initials IEC can stand for: Independent Electoral Commission Industrial Emergency Council Inertial electrostatic confinement (in fusion energy) Institut des Experts-comptables et des Conseils fiscaux Institut dEstudis Catalans, Catalan Studies Institute Interactive Evolutionary Computation International Education Centre International Electrical Congress International Electrotechnical Commission See also IEC connector for... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... The Centurion was the primary British Main Battle Tank of the immediate post-war era, and considered by many to be one of the best British tank designs of all time. ... Magach מגח (in full, Merkevet Giborey Chayil, מרכבת גיבורי חייל; Hebrew: Chariot of War Heroes) is a series of Israeli tanks, based on the American M48 and M60 Patton tanks. ... The striking caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth This article is about insect larva. ... The striking caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth This article is about insect larva. ...

Light Vehicles

  • AM General Hummvee
  • Land Rover Defender
  • AIL Desert Raider
  • Flyer-Mantis Assault and Recon Vehicle
  • Ram
  • Ram 2000
  • Wolf
  • Rhino M-462
  • Storm
  • Abir
  • Commandcar
  • BTR152
  • Eagle Eye
  • Rakoon/Stalker II

AM General is a heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana and best known for the civilian Hummer and military Humm-Vee. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ...

Troop Carrier

  • Ford Motor Company M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Ford M151
  • Achzarit tracked APC
  • Namera tracked APC
  • Nimda Shoet wheeled APC
  • BTR152 wheeled APC
  • M3 Halftrack wheeled/tracked APC

The Ford Motor Company (usually called Ford; NYSE: F) is an American company with its global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, that manufactures automobiles and sells popular vehicles worldwide. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...

Aircraft

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... Raphael (also spelled as Rafael or Rephael, and in Hebrew: רפאל - רשות לפיתוח אמצעי לחימה ) is the Israeli authority for development of weapons and military technology. ... It has been suggested that Bell Aircraft Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... The Lockheed SR-71, remarkably advanced for its time and unsurpassed in many areas of performance The Lockheed U-2 first flew in 1955 providing much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries Lockheed Corporation was an aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ...

Watercraft

  • Morena Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat

Morena, also known as Muraina is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ...

Artillery

  • M109 Self Propelled
  • Rochev Self Propelled
  • Doher Self Propelled
  • Romach M107 self-propelled howitzer
  • Makmat 120mm half-track
  • M-72 on older Centurion tanks chassis
  • Slammer 155mm self-propelled howitzer
  • Rascal tracked Light Self Propelled Gun Howitzer
  • ATMOS 2000 Artillery Truck Mounted Gun Howitzer
  • LAR160 Artillery Rocket System
  • GRADLAR Artillery Rocket System
  • MAR-290 (Sherman Chassis)
  • MAR-240
  • MAR-290 (Centurion Chassis)
  • MAR-350
  • M270 MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
  • Israeli Katyusha
  • Kilshon
  • Keres


See also Military equipment of Israel The Military equipment of Israel includes a wide array of arms, tanks, planes, cannons, armored vehicles. ...


External links

  • Army Headquarters' LIC2005: an international conference on "Warfare in Low Intensity Conflict"

Israel Defense Forces
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Commands: Northern | Central | Southern | Home Front
Branches: General Staff | Military Intelligence | Human Resources | Computer Service | Technology and Logistics | Operations | Planning
Consultants & attachés to the General Staff: Financial advisor | Womens' Affairs advisor | Rabbinate | Military Advocate General | Court of Appeals | Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
IDF corps
Ground forces corps: Infantry | Armor | Artillery | Engineering | Field Intelligence
Infantry brigades: 900 Brigade | Paratroopers | Golani | Nahal | Givati | Bislmach
Combat support & rear-line corps: Ordnance | Medical | Intelligence | C4I | Education | Adjutant | Logistics | Military Police | General
IDF insignia
Berets, Units symbols and Uniform | Ranks | Decorations
Additional Information
History of the Israel Defense Forces | Military equipment of Israel | Israel Defense Forces checkpoint | Israeli military prison
See Also
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