MI chief: New intelligence capabilities

MI chief: New intelligence capabilities produce ‘dramatic shift’ on the ground
Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman says organizational and perceptual changes, based on new technological advancements, have proven very successful in the field.
By Hanan Greenwood
Published on 02-10-2021 13:01
Last modified: 02-10-2021 13:23

Director of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Tamir Heyman
New methods employed by the IDF’s intelligence-gathering units have led to greater success rates and have significantly improved the army’s intelligence-gathering capabilities, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, the commander of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate, revealed recently.
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In a new periodical published by the MID, Hayman explained how the “Fifth Element” plan he has spearheaded is changing the game.
In the past, the Military Intelligence worked according to organic units, such as the elite Unit 8200, which would gather the intelligence and deliver it to MID’s Research Department. Today, within the framework of the “Fifth Element” program, the military has established multi-faceted bases tailored to each operational front, which comprise all MID units.