Special Forces Reserves

The following guide features reserve SF operators during training and deployment.

LOTAR Eilat


LOTAR Eilat operators during a bus hostage rescue exercise. Operators are armed with Sig P228 fitted with safety rods.

 

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

 

LOTAR Eilat operators during training. Left operator is armed with an IMI Micro Uzi Para. Note the Micro Uzi Para typical accessories - a Tasco Optima, an IMI GM suppressor and an extended lower rail (longer then in the Micro Uzi Tactical model). Also note that the cocking handle is located on the weapon's left side (instead of on the top of the receiver) which allows for the mounting of various optics.

 

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

 

Alpinistim


Alpinistim operators armed with CAR15 during training in Mount Hermon. Also seen are Ski-Doo and Snowcat.

 

Airplanes Security Unit


Operators from the IAF Airplanes Security Unit during handguns range training (photo: IAF).

 

Operators from the IAF Airplanes Security Unit armed with Mini Uzi standing in front of an IAF UH60 helicopter (photo: IAF).

 

Operators from the IAF Airplanes Security Unit standing next to an IAF UH60 helicopter during briefing (photo: IAF).

 

Counter Terror School


IDF Counter Terror School reserve instructors posing for a group photo prior to deployment in the recent conflict in Lebanon, July 2006. All operators are armed with M4A1 fitted with Meprolight M21 or Aquila X4 and flashlights. Note sniper in the middle armed with SR25 fitted with Aquila X6.

 

IDF Counter Terror School reserve instructors during training. All operators armed with CAR15 and handguns in thigh holsters. Note a heavy barrel CAR15 fitted with an obsolete Eyal 3X20 and a Shorty CAR15.

 

IDF Counter Terror School reserve instructors during training in the IDF Counter Terror School.

 

Oketz


Oketz reserve operator and his dog (right) during the search for survivals in the ruins of the American embassy in Kenya after a terror attack, August 1998. Left - an American SAR member and his dog.

 

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Oketz reserve operator and his dog during the search for survivals after a large scale earthquake in Turkey, 1999.

 

Shaldag


Shaldag reserve operators during training with a Land Rover. Note Oakley protective eyewear.

 

Duvdevan


Duvdevan reserve operators posing in full gear prior to deployment in the Territories.

 

Miscellaneous


IDF SF reserve snipers armed with camouflaged M24 during training.

 

IDF SF Reserve team during training. The operators are armed with CAR15 and Negev LMG (upper left corner). Note tan vests.

 

IDF SF operators during training with Land Rovers.

 

IDF SF reserve operators during training with Land Rovers. The operators are armed with either CAR15 or Shorty CAR15.

 

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 and a camouflaged Litton Aquila X6 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.

 

IDF SF reserve sniper fully loaded tactical 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 and a camouflaged Litton Aquila X6 for the M24.

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