Israeli Armored Corps "Heil HaShirion" is a corps of the IDF since 1998 subordinate to G O C Army Headquarters The Armored Corps is the principal maneuvering corps, and primarily bases its strength on Main Batlle tanks
The Armored Corps is the decisive corps in GOC Army Headquarters, and
bases its power on a combination of mobility, armor, and firepower.
During wars, its role is, on the one hand, to lead the first line of the
attacking forces and to clear the area of the enemy, while on the other
hand, to block the armor forces of the enemy and to destroy its tanks
and armor. During peacetime, it reinforces the Infantry Corps while it performs security tasks, with the tanks serving as a mobile bunker
A picture of the Merkava mark 3 August 2009