The corps is known as the "Pillar of Fire" which moves ahead of the camp. In the framework of the integrated battle, the role of the Artillery Corps is to concentrate the firepower on land. The corps maintains an extraordinary firepower and is known as one of the most technologically advanced field corps. Its designation is defined as "paralyzing and destroying enemy forces by exerting firepower in land battles."
The corps is placed in-charge of two principal tasks: assisting the maneuvering forces, in the time, place, and firepower needed. Its second task is the paralyzing and destroying enemy forces deep inside the land battle.
The Artillery Corps is an integral corps of GOC Army Headquarters. It is a diverse corps, with its lion share consisting of high-trajectory barrel artillery. The corps consist of three main support brigades:
In addition, the corps also possesses radar and navigation networks, some of which is classified; the Corps Command; the School for Field Artillery; and a training centre. As of 2008, the corps is headed by Brigadier General Michel Ben-Baruch.