CENTCOM Commander’s participation in IDF Innovation Conference, September 14 and 15
“Over the past two days, General Michael ‘Erik’ Kurilla participated in the International Israeli Defense Forces Operational Innovation Conference in Camp Dayan and the Tze’elim Israeli Defense Force Base. A total of 22 nations, 7 Chiefs of General Staff, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and more than 2,000 Soldiers and civilians participated in the conference. “The events and sessions allowed deeper mutual understanding of the development and employment of cutting-edge military capabilities. The conference, hosted by Chief of the Israeli General Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi, was also a critical event in strengthening the cooperation between CENTCOM and the Israeli Defense Forces. “General Kurilla participated in working groups related to multidomain operations, AI-derived intel, the future of warfare, and other topics. He also observed a multidomain live fire involving data-centric AI-based targeting, civilian risk mitigation, mesh-networked drone swarms, unmanned robotic combat vehicles, man-machine teaming, air strikes, rocket and artillery fires, mortars, helicopters, and ground maneuvers.” *Portions of the image altered for security purposes

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