Israel gets women tank commanders

The first four women graduated from the tank commanders school in Israel and another six have completed training as crew members in the army. The project is a pilot programme to test if women can be an integral part of armoured operations.

However their actual deployment would depend upon the outcome of a review by the senior officers. The purpose of the pilot programme was to determine if four women could operate a tank during routine security activity and the response has been positive. The soldiers achieved all the goals that were set for them.