The first Low Intensity Conflict
exhibition and conference held in Tel Aviv during 22-25 of March,
2004 was an excellent opportunity to learn about the intensive
advances in LIC related developments in doctrinal, training
technological fields. Facing a prolonged conflict for over three
years, the IDF had to transform in combat, from an heavy army
based on armored formations, prepared primarily for high intensity
conflict to a more flexible infantry oriented force, better
trained to for LIC and urban warfare, characterized by net-centric
employment of forces at various sizes, from squads to brigades.
LIC 2004 provided an exciting first view of many new systems, as
well as to the insights of the IDF Ground Forces Command weapons
and Doctrine, which, due to the circumstances, became one of the
world's leading authorities on LIC.
Defense Update has covering the event
focusing on the following topics: