2009 Featured Photos

December 30, 2009 - IDF SF operators during training. The operators are armed with M4 Commando fitted with rail system, forward grip, Trijicon Reflex, a flip-up sight and AN/PEQ-14.

December 30, 2009 - IDF SWS and related gear on display during a demonstration at the IDF Counter Terror School. From left to right: an H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR, two laser rangefinders, an Aquila X6, a Leupold X12-X40 spotting scope, a suppressed Ruger 10/22 , a suppressed PGM Précision Ultima Ratio with an , a modified Mauser 86SR (with an integrated suppressor and a new stock), a M24 and a suppressed SR25.

December 30, 2009 - IDF SWS on display during a demonstration: left – a Barrett M82A1, right – an H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR fitted with an OSTI AN/PVS-27 clip on NVD (photo: IDF).

December 30, 2009 - IDF SF McMillan 0.300 Win Mag seen here during range training. Note an IMI add-on compensator. Seen in the background are a Leupold X12-X40 spotting scope and a M4A1.

December 30, 2009 - Oket’z operator and his dog prior to deployment. The operator is armed with a M4 fitted with an Insight M6X.

December 30, 2009 - LOTAR Eilat operator during training. The operator is armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a rail system, a forward grip, a Meprolight Mepro 21 and an AN/PEQ-14 (photo: IDF).

December 30, 2009 - YAMAM sniper armed with a PGM Précision Ultima Ratio SWS during range training.


November 18, 2009 - U.S. Marines posing for a group photo with IDF Counter Terror Instructors (middle and right), during training at the IDF Counter Terror School.

November 18, 2009 - A U.S. Marine tests an IDF SF M4 Commando under the guidance of an IDF Counter Terror Instructor during training at the IDF Counter Terror School. The weapon is fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flip-up sight.

November 18, 2009 - U.S. Marines practice CQB under the guidance of an IDF Counter Terror Instructor (right) during training at the IDF Counter Terror School. Note that the instructor is armed with a Glock (photo: IDF).

November 18, 2009 - U.S. Marines and IDF Counter Terror Instructors (middle with t-shirts) return to the IDF Counter Terror School after range training.

November 18, 2009 - USMC Scout Snipers and Designated Marksman during training at the IDF Counter Terror School. The Marines are armed with M40A3 sniper rifles and M14 Designated Marksman Rifles (DMR).

November 18, 2009 - An IDF Counter Terror Instructor demonstrates Krav Maga techniques to U.S. Marines during training at the IDF Counter Terror School (photo: IDF).

November 18, 2009 - YAHALOM operator (foreground) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators (background) prepare for a parachuting jump during joint training.

November 18, 2009 - YAHALOM operator (right) tests a Mark 12 Mod X Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) fitted with an AN/PEQ-2, a stock cheek rest and a Trijicon ACOG during joint training with U.S. Army Special Forces (left).

November 18, 2009 - YAHALOM operator (left) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators (middle and right) practice at the range during joint training.. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with stock cheek rests, Trijicon ACOG 4x32, AN/PEQ-2 and rail systems.

November 18, 2009 - YAHALOM operators (front row and upper left) and U.S. Army Special Forces operators pose for a group photo during joint training. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with stock cheek rests, Aimpoint optics, AN/PEQ-2, forward grips and flashlights. Also visible are two FN M249 Special Purpose Weapons (SPW) fitted with Aimpoint optics, AN/PEQ-2, forward grips and bipods.


August 17, 2009 - PALSAR Golani sniper wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a SR25 during training.

August 17, 2009 - PALSAR Golani operators carrying a ladder during hostage rescue training in a civilian building in North of Israel (photo: IDF).

August 17, 2009 - IDF SF reserve sniper full gear seen here prior to deployment in the Territories. Visible are a camouflaged CAR15 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight, camouflaged M24 SWS and a camouflaged Litton Aquila X6 NVD for the M24. Also visible are 5.56mm magazines for the CAR15 and 7.62mm rounds for the M24, medical supply and other tactical gear.

August 17, 2009 - IDF SF reserve sniper vest, backpack and helmet fitted with a Mit’zenfet. Also visible are a camouflaged CAR15 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight, a camouflaged M24 SWS and a camouflaged Litton Aquila X6 NVD for the M24.

August 17, 2009 - IDF SF reserve snipers armed with camouflaged M24 during training.

August 17, 2009 - YAHALOM operator fires a RAFAEL MATADOR during deployment in the recent conflict in Gaza, 2008. The operator is also armed with a handgun in a thigh holster (photo: IDF).

August 17, 2009 - PALSAR T’zanhanim sniper wearing a camouflage suit and armed with a camouflaged M24 during training. Note a compensator.

August 17, 2009 - Egoz operators during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon. Middle operator armed with a CAR15 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32; right operator armed with a RPD LMG.

August 17, 2009 - IDF SF camouflaged SR25.


June 13, 2009 - IDF Counter Terror Instructor armed with a Sig during training.

June 13, 2009 - PALSAR Givati operator during deployment in the Territories. The operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a rail system as well as a Sig in a thigh holster.

June 13, 2009 - IDF H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR sniper rifle. Note the weapon’s standard issue accessories – a SureFire Muzzle Break / Suppressor Adapter, a McCann Industries Integrated Rail System (MIRS), a Leopold Mark 4 X3.5-X10, a 7 rounds detachable magazine, a bipod and a Hardigg Storm hard case for storing the SWS.

June 13, 2009 - YAHALOM operators during demonstration for potential Combat Engineering recruits. The operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, Trijicon ACOG 4x32, forward grips and blank firing attachments. Right operator armed with a Remington 870 shotgun fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21) (photo: IDF).

June 13, 2009 - YAHALOM operators seen here during demonstration for potential Combat Engineering recruits. Left operator is wearing a Ghillie Suit and is armed with a M24; middle operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a forward grip, a flashlight and a compensator; right operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (photo: IDF).

June 13, 2009 - Shaldag reserve operators during training with a Land Rover. Note Oakley protective eyewear.

June 13, 2009 - Egoz operators during camouflage training.

June 13, 2009 - Sayeret MATKAL operator armed with a CAR15 during training in the early 1990’s.

June 13, 2009 - YAMAS operators during training. Left operator armed with a M4A1/M203 Combo, right operator armed with a M4 Commando. Both weapons are fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, flashlights and safety rods (photo: IDF).

June 13, 2009 - A fully camouflaged Egoz M4A1 fitted with a flip-up sight, a Meprolight Mepro 21, a forward grip and a flashlight.


March 31, 2009 - IDF Counter Terror Instructors during training at the IDF Counter Terror School. Left operator armed with a Glock and is holding a ballistic shield; right operator armed with a M4 Commando fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a flashlight.

March 31, 2009 - IDF SF operators during airplane hostage rescue training at the IDF Counter Terror School. The operators are armed with Sig P228 fitted with safety rods (photo: IDF).

March 31, 2009 - IDF Counter Terror Instructor in full gear during training. The operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Lior X3, flashlight, bipod and forward grip, as well as a handgun in a thigh holster.

March 31, 2009 - Alpinistim operator armed with a CAR15 during training in Mount Hermon (photo: IDF).

March 31, 2009 - Duvdevan operators during bus hostage rescue training at the IDF Counter Terror School. Left operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21; right operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32. Both operators are also armed with handguns in thigh holsters.

March 31, 2009 - Operator during deployment armed with a Tavor CTAR fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, an AN/PEQ-14, a bipod and a forward grip (photo: IDF).

March 31, 2009 - IDF SF operators during training with Land Rovers.

March 31, 2009 - PALSAR Golani team in full gear during desert warfare training. Note desert pattern uniforms and backpack covers.


January 11, 2009 - PALSAR Golani operator armed with a Shorty M4A1/M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a Meprolight GLS203 during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon.

January 11, 2009 - YAMAS operators during training armed with (from to right): a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a bipod; a M4A1 fitted with a rail system and a bipod; a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS and a forward grip. All weapons also fitted with AN/PEQ-14.

January 11, 2009 - Shayetet 13 operators organize IDF parachuting wings underwater, which will be handed to the unit’s operators at the end of the IDF parachuting course. The last drop in the parachuting course is over water. The operators than have to dive and navigate underwater to arrive to the location in which they will receive their parachuting wings.

January 11, 2009 - YAHALOM operator firing a RAFAEL Simon at a concrete wall simulating a target door, during a live fire demonstration of the device to IDF SF and conventional infantry operators prior to deployment to the Territories during the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict (photo: IDF).

January 11, 2009 - PALSAR Givati operator mounting a Litton Aquila X6 NVD on a SR25 during training.

January 11, 2009 - PALSAR Givati operators during desert camouflage training. Note camouflaged M4A1, desert pattern uniforms and tan color vests.

January 11, 2009 - Counter Terror Instructor armed with a Glock and a M4 variant during training in the IDF Counter Terror School.

January 11, 2009 - Reserve Counter Terror Instructors during training in the IDF Counter Terror School.

January 11, 2009 - Counter Terror Instructor armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a flashlight during training in the IDF Counter Terror School.

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