The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have created a new combat force that they are calling the “Multidimensional Unit” and are assigning soldiers from across the military to it. According to the Israelis, this combined unit is the first of its kind in the world.

Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the IDF’s Chief of Staff, ordered the formation of this unit. It will combine infantry, combat engineers, armor, as well as organic air support.

Soldiers will be drawn from nearly every corner of the IDF’s forces: from the Armored Corps, paratroopers, soldiers from the Golani and Nahal brigades, reconnaissance units, army engineers, Air Force pilots and Special Forces operatives including from Duvdevan and Oketz. Military intelligence and communications units will also be assigned to the Multidimensional Unit, as the IDF already has the new unit in an intensive training cycle. At this time naval forces will not be part of the new unit.

One of its primary missions will be to test new fighting techniques, tactics and strategies.

The IDF released a statement on Wednesday saying that the year-long preparation for the new unit is based around the IDF’s new “operating concept for the next decade – to hit the enemy in a shorter period of time, and to neutralize its capabilities.”

For several years, the IDF under Kochavi has been at work on this concept, which they named “Tenufa or Momentum.” It promises to ensure that the IDF can locate, reveal and destroy enemy forces using ‘multidimensional’ combat techniques.

The new unit is battalion-sized and commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel, identified only as LTC A., who recently commanded the Dundevan Commando Unit. The as of yet unnamed unit will be placed under the command of the Israeli 98th Paratroopers Division, commonly known as the Fire Formation. Fire Formation is one of the elite formations in the IDF.

The exact location of the unit’s base is unknown.