IDF receives new advanced riot protection equipment

( The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Central Command has received new advanced equipment and tools to help its soldiers combat violent riots, particularly in Judea and Samaria, according to the IDF’s website.

Palestinian rioters in El-Arrub. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

The new equipment and tools include protective suits for soldiers and advanced GPS systems. The protective suits feature special protection for the solders including special protective gloves as well as protection for the soldiers’ shoulders, chest, back, groin, thighs and calves.

“This suit provides a wider possibility for the soldier to approach and even to run, and it gives the soldiers more confidence,” said Maj. Yuval Yaron, head of weapons and technology for the Central Command, according to the IDF’s Website.

The IDF’s Central Command Fire Formation also received specialized GPS units made by GARMIN.

Posted on May 20, 2013 .