Israel’s armed forces have analyzed in depth the lessons learned from the nation’s two most recent conflicts—the Second Lebanon War of 2006, which led to dramatic changes in tactics and strategy, and Operation Cast Lead, the battle against Hamas in Gaza earlier this year. One problem that emerged in both conflicts was shortcomings in artillery support, which left much to be desired when it came to range and accuracy in support of ground forces. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) made up for ...


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