IDF Tank brigade’s recon company switches gears

When the reconnaissance company that is attached to the 401 Armored Brigade used humvee vehicles to evacuate wounded soldiers from Gaza last summer, the unit’s officers realized that they had found a new and improved tactic to move around in enemy territory.

The 401 reconnaissance company’s missions include traveling deep into combat arenas, ahead of the tanks, monitoring and neutralizing threats, and acting as lookouts, sending back intelligence to the advancing armor.

When it is not training for war, the unit conducts routine security operations in the West Bank and Jordan Valley throughout the year.


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