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Israel - Army Order of Battle - 2004

Ground Forces Order of Battle


Personnel - total104,000125,000125,000600,000518,000598,000725,000643,000521,000
Personnel - Active16,00040,00040,00016,00040,00040,000
Personnel - draftees88,00085,00085,00088,00085,00085,000
Personnel - Reserve494,000600,000518,000494,000600,000518,000380,000
Territorial Commands3333
Homefront Commands1111
Corps Headquarters24243
Armor Division HQ32598612101112
  Armor Brigades6414271010331424~30
  Infantry Brigades334434712
  Artillery Regiments354434912
Infantry Division HQ44444
  Infantry Brigades1717101017179
  Artillery Regiments1111
Air Mobile Division HQ1111110
  Air Mobile Brigades455334884

The Israeli government does not disclose information on the overall size of the IDF, or the identity, location, and strength of units. This policy has been rather successful in obscuring the IDF ground forces order of battle. Nonetheless, with a few exceptions, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and Periscope are in remarkably good agreement on most elements of the IDF orbat. Periscope provides estimates for active component armor formations that are clearly impossible to reconcile with troops strengths -- by Periscope's estimate the active component would have twice as many Brigades as the Reserves, with only one-fourth the personnel.

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