2015 Featured Photos

December 31, 2015 - Happy New Year! Here are 2015 highlights.


December 24, 2015 - YAHALOM operators during training. Most operators are armed with Micro Tavor fitted with Meprolight MOR, forward grips and safety rods. Middle operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight, a flashlight and a forward grip. Note a left operator's helmet fitted with a GoPro camera (photo: IDF).

 

December 24, 2015 - Counter Terror School instructors during training. Right operator armed with a Glock, left operator's helmet fitted with a GoPro camera (photo: IDF).

 

December 24, 2015 - LOTAR Eilat operators during training armed with Simunition guns (photo: IDF).

 

December 24, 2015 - The Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, speaking with a Shayetet 13 operator during a visit to the unit. The operator is armed with a suppressed weapon and wearing a NVG head harness (photos: Israeli MOD).


December 13, 2015 - YAMAM operators and their dog during training. The operators are armed with M4 Commando fitted with EOTech, AN/PEQ-15 and compensators (photo: IDF). Left operator is wearing an an Ops-Core Sentry helmet fitted a Contour camera (photo: IDF).


November 19, 2015 - YAHALOM operators during train hostage rescue training. Left operator armed with a Sig P228, right operator armed with a CAR15 fitted a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flashlight and a grip. Both weapons also fitted with safety rods (photo: IDF).


November 15, 2015 - PALSAR Givati operator during training wearing a Ghillie suit and armed with a Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a forward grip / bipod combo (photo: IDF).

November 15, 2015 - Shaldag operators at the unit's end of training ceremony (photo: IDF).


November 13, 2015 - Egoz operator during training armed with a Micro Tavor in a fitted with a Lior X3, bipod, forward grip and AN/PEQ-14. The operator is also equipped with an AN/PVS-7 (photo: IDF).

November 13, 2015 - IDF sniper during training wearing a camouflage suit armed with a camouflaged M24 as well as a camouflaged M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (photo: IDF).


November 12, 2015 - Masada operators, including a operator and his dog, during training. The operators are equipped with paintball guns fitted with Meprolight M5, flashlights and forward grips (photo: Israeli Prison Service).


November 11, 2015 - LOTAR Eilat operator during training armed with a suppressed Micro Uzi fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, an AN/PEQ-14 and a safety rod. The operator is also equipped with an ITL Mini N/SEAS (photo: IDF).


November 10, 2015 - YAHALOM operator during training armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a flip-up sight, a flashlight, a blank firing attachment and a forward grip. The operator is also armed with Remington 870 (photo: IDF).


November 9, 2015 - Egoz sniper and spotter during training. The sniper is armed with a suppressed H-S Precision 2000 HTR (photo: IDF).


November 8, 2015 - The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting Oketz. Left operator armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a stock, a flip-up sight, a Meprolight MOR, a forward grip and a flashlight; right operator armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a flip-up sight, a Meprolight MOR, a forward grip and an AN/PEQ-14 (photo: Government Press Office).


November 7, 2015 - Shayetet 13 operators during training armed with (from left to right): a suppressed Mini Uzi fitted with an AN/PEQ-14; an AK47 fitted with a Meprolight MOR, a stock, a rail system, and a forward grip; and a suppressed Mini Uzi (photo: IDF).


November 6, 2015 - The Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin (middle), visiting Gideonim. Left and right operators are wearing Ghillie suits and armed with M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (with a rubber eyepiece), stocks, forward grips/bipod combos, rail systems, flashlights and AN/PEQ-15; Middle plain cloths operators armed with suppressed Mini Uzi. Note operators armed with Glock rappelling in the background (photo: GPO).


November 5, 2015 - MATILAN operators and their dog during training. The operators are armed with Colt Commando fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21, flashlights and Shotguard blanks adapter. Note camouflage pattern uniforms and Oakley eye protection (photo: Israeli Police).


November 4, 2015 - German soldiers joint training in Israel with IDF SF. The Israeli soldier (right) is armed with a M4A1 fitted with an AN/PEQ-14, an ITL MARS, a forward grip and a rail system. Note a helmet mounted Adventure Lights VIP (photo: IDF).


November 3, 2015 - Duvdevan sniper during training armed with a suppressed Ruger 10/22 and a Glock. Note helmet mounted GoPro camera (photo: IDF).


September 7, 2015 - Unit 669 recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Unit 669 operators during training (photo: IDF).

Unit 669 operator uses a hoist from a CH53 during training (photo: IDF).


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July 4, 2015 - Oketz recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Oketz female operator and her dog (photo: IDF).

Oketz operator and his dog (photo: IDF).


July 4, 2015 - YAMAS recently won the IDF 2015 Sniping Competition in the Special Forces category.

YAMAS sniper wearing a camouflage suit and armed with a camouflaged painted and suppressed Mauser 86SR during training (photo: Israeli Police).

YAMAS sniper armed with a camouflaged painted KAC SR25 during training (photo: Israeli Police).


July 5, 2015 - the IDF 2015 Military Medicine Competition recently took place. Many infantry and SF units participated at the annual event, and 669 won in the Special Forces category.

The winners of the IDF 2015 Military Medicine Competition. 669 won in the Special Forces category (photo: IDF).


June 4, 2015 - the IDF Counter Terror School recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

An IDF Counter Terror School Instructor armed with a Glock fitted with an AN/PEQ-14. Note a GoPro camera mounted on the operator's somewhat misaligned helmet (photo: IDF).

IDF Counter Terror School Instructors rappelling during training (photo: IDF).


May 24, 2015 - new video of Unit 669 operators during combat search and rescue training.


April 22, 2015 - today is Israel's Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) for fallen soldiers. The Memorial Guide is dedicated to those SF soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect Israel and its citizens.


April 20, 2015 - the IDF 2015 Sniping Competition recently took place at the IDF Counter Terror School. Many infantry and SF units participated at the annual event, and among the winning units were the Tzanhanim  Reconnaissance Battalion, Rimon and Maglan.

An IDF SF sniper armed with a SR25 fitted with a tripod engaging targets at the IDF 2015 Sniping Competition (photo: IDF).


April 11, 2015 - new video of PALSAR 401 operators during CQB training.


March 15, 2015 - new recruitment ads including YAMAM, Masada and Gideonim.


February 28, 2015 - The IDF has recently awarded citations to units which displayed exceptional performance during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Among the units were Oketz, Egoz and Rimon.

Oketz operator and his dog (photo: IDF).

Egoz operators during training armed with (from left to right): a Micro Tavor fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a flashlight, a forward grip, and a bipod; a Negev Commando fitted with an ITL MARS and a forward grip; a Micro Tavor / M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 (photo: IDF).

Rimon operators during training armed with (from left to right): a Micro Tavor fitted a Meprolight Mepro 21; a Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight M21 and a flashlight; a Glock and a Micro Tavor; a Micro Tavor fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a X3 magnifier. All weapons are also fitted with forward grips/bipod combos. Note three shades of Micro Tavor - including factory black (left), factory tan (middle) and painted tan (right), and desert camouflage, including shoes, uniforms, vests, face masks, helmet covers, and Mitznefet (photo: IDF).


February 24, 2015 - a new Israeli TV show called “Fauda” tells the story of a fictional Mistaravim unit and its hunt for wanted terrorists in the Territories. Several of the show’s creators and actors are SF veterans, which lends further authenticity to show.

Fauda actors seen in publicity photos carrying Glock as well as M4A1 and M4 Commando fitted with Elbit Falcon, forward grips, flashlights and Beamshot laser pointers (photos: Yes).

Fiction vs. reality. Left: Fauda (photo: Yes), middle: YAMAS, right: Duvdevan (photo: IDF).


January 12, 2015 - new video of IDF Counter Terror School Instructors during a rappelling exercise.


January 3, 2015 - new video of Masada operators during training.

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