Yahalom is the IDF’s highest engineering authority. It is the engineering corps’ elite special operations unit and trains its soldiers in commando combat.
Most of the unit’s work is covert, in which the unit works alone, or alongside other elite units. In the last few years, Yahalom’s importance in the IDF has grown, which has rendered a major increase in the unit’s operations and involvement. As a result, the unit has witnessed a significant growth in number of soldiers and is now led by a colonel.