2005 Featured Photos

December 28, 2005 - Operator during training armed with a M4A1 fitted with Trijicon TriPower, a flip-up sight and a forward grip.

 

December 28, 2005 - Egoz operators during extreme weather training. Foreground operator is armed with M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 ; left operator is armed with a M4A1/M203 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21; right operator is armed with M4A1 (photo: IDF).

 

December 28, 2005 - Shaaf Special Company operators during training. From left to right: operator armed with M4A1 fitted with Litton Aquila X4, M4A1/M203 combo, M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a forward grip, M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32, CAR15 and another M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32. Note that the middle operator is holding a GPS module.


December 17, 2005 - PALSAR Golani sniper armed with a KAC SR25 fitted with a Litton Aquila X6 NVD during deployment in the Territories.

 

December 17, 2005 - LOTAR Eilat operator armed with a Sig P228 during bus hostage rescue training. Note an NVG adapter fitted on the operator's helmet.

 

December 17, 2005 - YAMAG T'zabar operator in full gear during training. The operator is armed with a Colt Commando fitted with a Trijicon Reflex and a Jericho in a thigh holster. Note that both the assault rifle and the handgun are fitted with safety rods .


November 24, 2005 - MATILAN operators during nighttime training. The operators are wearing Camouflage Suits and are armed with Colt Commando fitted with flashlights and Meprolight Mepro 21.

 

November 24, 2005 - Egoz operators in full gear prior to deployment in the Territories. Left operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a flashlight and a Litton Aquila X4. Right operator is armed with a Negev Commando fitted with a laser pointer.

 

November 24, 2005 - Duvdevan operators during range training with a Sig.

 

November 24, 2005 - GADSAR NAHAL team posing in full gear in front of an IDF Zehev armored vehicle prior to deployment in the Territories.


November 6, 2005 - PALSAR 401 team posing in full gear during training. All operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with blanks firing device and variety of optics including Meprolight Mepro 21, Elbit Falcon, Trijicon ACOG 4X32 and Litton Aquila. Also seen on the left is an operator armed with a Negev.

 

November 6, 2005 - Egoz operators posing in full gear during training. From left to right - a M4A1/M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a Negev LMG fitted with an ITL AIM1/D, a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4X32, a sound suppressor and a flashlight and a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32.

 

November 6, 2005 - GADSAR NAHAL operators gathering prior to deployment in the Territories. Seen in the background is an IDF David Land Rover.


October 24, 2005 - Egoz team during training. All operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with either Meprolight Mepro 21 or Trijicon ACOG 4x32 Operators are wearing IDF Camouflage Suits.

 

October 24, 2005 - MATILAN operator armed with a Jericho during training. Note helmet fitted with a LIR CID, including a dedicated strap for all of its components (IR elements, battery and remote control unit).


October 9, 2005 - YAMAS sniper armed with a Mauser 86SR fitted with a Litton Aquila X6 during deployment in the Territories.

 

October 9, 2005 - YAHALOM operator armed with CAR15 and equipped with diving gear boarding a river bank during maritime training (photo: IDF).

 

October 9, 2005 - Egoz sniper mounting a Litton Aquila X6 on his SR25 SWS prior to deployment.


September 26, 2005 - Horev operators practicing bus hostage rescue. Note simulated dead terrorist lying on the ground on the right (photo: Tel Aviv PD).

 

September 26, 2005 - PALSAR Tzanhanim  operators during training. Foreground operator is armed with a Glock fitted with a flashlight. Background operator is armed with M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight and a flashlight. The operator is also equipped with an ITL Mini N/SEAS (photo: IDF).


September 12, 2005 - GADSAR NAHAL operators during multiple-aggressors Krav Maga training. Note a Krav Maga instructor on the right with a typical black t-shirt.

 

September 12, 2005 - PALSAR Golani operator during training in North of Israel, late 1990's. The operator is armed with a suppressed CAR15 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a bipod and a cheek piece.

 

September 12, 2005 - Plain cloths YAMAS operators in an unmarked civilian car prior to an undercover CT mission in the Territories. Back seat operator is armed with a FN HP.


August 26, 2005 - LOTAR Eilat operator aiming a Sig P228 during bus hostage rescue training.

 

August 26, 2005 - Alpinistim operators during training carrying a slide, which can be used to carry wounded personnel or heavy gear.

 

August 26, 2005 - PALSAR Tzanhanim  operators during CT training in an IDF CQB facility, mocked up as a Palestinian village. Standing are two operators armed with handguns. On the ground is a third operator simulating a terrorist and armed with an M4A1 fitted with an Elbit Falcon and a blank firing attachment (photo: IDF).


August 10, 2005 - 669 operators practicing rappelling.

 

August 10, 2005 - PALSAR Golani operator armed with a modified Remington 870 with a sawed-off barrel and no butt-stock.

 

August 10, 2005 - MATILAN team boarding an IAF UH60 during deployment in South of Israel. Note desert pattern Camouflage Suits (photo: IAF).


July 24, 2005 - LOTAR Eilat team approaching a building during hostage rescue CQB training. All operators are armed with Shorty M4A1 fitted with flashlights and with Sig P228 in thigh holsters. Also note a bus in the background which is used for hostage rescue training.

 

July 24, 2005 - Shayetet 13 operators during training with a Zaharon fast attack boat (photo: IDF/Navy).

 

July 24, 2005 - PALSAR NAHAL snipers during training. From foreground to background - sniper armed with a Mauser 86SR, spotter with a Leupold X40 Spotting Scope and a sniper armed with a M24.


July 6, 2005 - Oketz operator and his dog during training. Note a blank firing attachment. IDF heavy armored vehicles are seen in the background (photo: IDF).

 

July 6, 2005 - Alpinistim operators during training. Right operator CAR15 is fitted with an El-Op 3x20.

 

July 6, 2005 - PALSAR NAHAL operators using a power tool to breach a door during deployment in the Territories. Middle operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with an Elbit Falcon and an a flip-up sight. Right operator is armed with M4A1 fitted with an Elbit Falcon and a flashlight (photo: IDF).


June 20, 2005 - PALSAR Golani snipers during range training. SWS seen are Mauser 66SP (foreground) and M14 (background). Both SWS are fitted with Litton M845.

 

June 20, 2005 - YAMAS operators practicing rapid deployment and targets engagement from a vehicle during training. Operators are armed with FN HP and Mini Uzi.

 

June 20, 2005 - YAHALOM operators during training. Both operators are wearing the IDF standard issue camouflage gear, including the Camouflage Suit and the renown Mi'tznefet head/helmet cover (photo: IDF).


June 6, 2005 - LOTAR Eilat during bus hostage rescue training.

 

June 6, 2005 - Force 100 operator engaging armed with a CAR15 during training.

 

June 6, 2005 - Flyer/Mantis - a new high mobility assault & reconnaissance vehicle currently in testing (photo: RAFAEL).

 

May 22, 2005 - Alpinistim operator during training (photo: Smamit).

 

May 22, 2005 - Oketz operator and his dog during training.

 

May 22, 2005 - 669 operator extracted by an IAF CH53 during SAR training.

 

May 22, 2005 - YAMAG operators storming a bus during hostage rescue training. Note that all operators are in plain cloths. Also note unmarked vehicles.

 

May 22, 2005 - PALSAR 500 during their end of training.


May 9, 2005 - Sniper from the Givati Infantry Brigade Reconnaissance Battalion during the IDF field test of the Urban Tactical Unit Concept. Note Helmet/Head Mounted Display (HMD) on the operator's left eye.

 

May 9, 2005 - LOTAR Eilat operator rappelling during training.

 

May 9, 2005 - YALTAM operator during a dive (photo: IDF).

 

YAMAS Week: April 25 - May 1


May 1, 2005 - Photo 7/7: YAMAS operators in typical Territories plain cloths. Weapons from left to right - Jericho (note compensator), CAR15 fitted with a flashlight and a laser module and two Mini Uzi.

 

April 30, 2005 - Photo 6/7: YAMAS operators during training. All operators armed with CAR15 and Jericho in thigh holsters.

 

April 29, 2005 - Photo 5/7: Plain cloths YAMAS operators training on intercepting a terrorist vehicle. Operators' weapons from background to foreground: Mini Uzi, CAR15, Jericho and Mini Uzi. Note unmarked vehicles.

 

April 28, 2005 - Photo 4/7: YAMAS sniper armed with a suppressed Ruger 10/22 sniper rifle fitted with an El-Op Eyal X3 during range training.

 

April 27, 2005 - Photo 3/7: Plain cloths YAMAS operators prior to an undercover CT mission in the Territories. Left operator is armed with a Mini Uzi, right operator armed with a CAR15 fitted with an Elbit Flacon and a flashlight. Note unmarked civilian car in the background.

 

April 26, 2005 - Photo 2/7: YAMAS sniper armed with Galil Sniper Rifle and a Jericho (note compensator) during training.

 

April 25, 2005 - Photo 1/7: YAMAS team posing for a group photo in full gear after deployment raid in the Territories. All operators are armed with CAR15 fitted with flashlights and with Jericho in thigh holsters.


April 25, 2005 - Oketz operator and his dog during training. Note that the dog is wearing a specialized harness allowing the operator to easily carry or lift the dog when deploying from vehicles, climbing stares or entering buildings. Some canine harness are also compatible with vests so that the dog can be attached to the back of the vest in situations where the operator needs to use both hands such as fast roping or rappelling.

 

April 25, 2005 - IDF female instructor explains about an IWI CTAR fitted with an ITL MARS during a recent IDF exhibition. Note that the CTAR is a late production model as can be seen by its black color, backup sights and a case deflector seen right behind the ejection port. Interestingly, note that the instructor is wearing a Shot Show 2005 ID lanyard, most likely given to her by one of the exhibitors which also participated in Shot Show 2005.

 

April 25, 2005 - YAMAM operators fast roping and negotiating a window during training.

 

April 25, 2005 - Alpinistim during live fire training maneuvers. Note that the operators are using their ski poles as bipods to stabilize the weapons.


April 18, 2005 - operator from the Givati Infantry Brigade Reconnaissance Battalion during the IDF field test of the Urban Tactical Unit concpet. March 2005. The soldier is equipped with the IDF Future Soldier suit including an Tavor fitted with a MPRS, new lightweight helmet fitted with a NVG adapter and a HMD. Note the control unit on the right, which is used to toggle between the various display modes of the Future Infantry Soldier system as seen via the operator HMD, such as NVD, MPRS feed and situational awareness map, as well as to control the system main functions. Also note that the Tavor is fitted with a modified handguards, which have three built-in remote switches, which activate the MPRS Viper main functions: laser pointer, laser rangefinder and data transmission (photo: IDF).

 

April 18, 2005 - PALSAR Golani operator aiming a RPD fitted with an ITL AIM1/D during training. The operator is also equipped with an ITL N/SEAS.

 

April 18, 2005 - Shayetet 13 during training with a heavily armed Muraena RHIB fast attack boat. Note Browning M2 .50 heavy machine gun in the front and MK19 40mm grenade launcher in the back (photo: IDF/Navy).

 

April 18, 2005 - Egoz team posing in full gear for a group photo during training. Seen in the middle are two operators armed with a Negev and an operator armed with a RPD.


April 8, 2005 - Two YAMAS Gaza snipers armed with a modified Remington 700 Sniper Weapon System during deployment in the Territories.

 

April 8, 2005 - YAHALOM operator wearing diving gear during maritime training.

 

April 8, 2005 - YAMAM operator fast roping and negotiating a window during CT training. Note Oakley protective eyewear.

 

April 8, 2005 - YAHALOM operator disarming a booby-trapped door during CT training (photo: IDF).

 

Snipers Week: March 24-March 30


March 30, 2005 - Photo 7/7: Group photo in end of the IDF Sniper Course. Operators are armed with M24 fitted with compensators. Left side: IDF sniping instructors.

 

March 29, 2005 - Photo 6/7: PALSAR NAHAL snipers during range training with M24 (photo: IDF).

 

March 28, 2005 - Photo 5/7: PALSAR Golani sniper armed with a Mauser 86SR during training.

 

March 27, 2005 - Photo 4/7: YAHALOM sniper during training (photo: IDF)

 

March 26, 2005 - Photo 3/7: LOTAR Eilat sniper wearing an urban camouflage suit and armed with Mauser 86SR during training. The camouflage suit appears to be worn on top of a vest, explaining the bulky figure.

 

March 25, 2005 - Photo 2/7: A female sniping instructor explains about a SVD (Dragunov) during the IDF Sniper Course.

 

March 24, 2005 - Photo 1/7: PALSAR Golani sniper armed with a SR25 mounted on a tripod during deployment in the Territories.

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