IDF to spend $100m upgrading its secure smartphones
The program is expected to cost about $100 million, with first devices delivered to the IDF in 2016. The IMOD is planning to cover half of the cost using US Foreign Military Sales funding. This funding will cover the adaptation design, modification and procurement of handsets. The remaining budget, about IS175 million for the integration Israeli-made encryption and allocate funding for operations and support over the next 15 years. Additionally, the IDF will have to maintain the necessary network infrastructure operated and deployed with mobile forces.