Cold Weather Warfare

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As part of their training regime, many IDF SF units undergo an cold weather training session. This specialized training typically takes place at Mount Hermon, often under the guidance of Alpinistim operators. The cold weather training is designed to allow operators to effectively operate during winter time in the Mount Hermon area as well as in other locations near and behind Israel’s borders.

The training session is usually 1-2 week long and consists of basics skills such as: skiing, movement (tracks, marches, carrying gear and wounded personnel), camouflage, survivability and preventing and attending cold related injuring.

 

PALSAR Golani


PALSAR Golani operator during extreme weather training. The operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with an Arms #40 flip up rear sight, an ITL MARS, a flashlight and a forward grip.

 

PALSAR Golani team posing in full gear during an extreme weather training.

 

PALSAR Golani operator armed with M4A1/M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight M21 and a M203 leaf sight during extreme weather training (photo: IDF).

 

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.

 

Egoz


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 combo fitted with Meprolight Mepro 21; right operator is armed with M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and a bipod (photo: IDF).

 

Egoz team during extreme weather training (photo: IDF).

 

Egoz operators during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon. Left operator armed with a RPD.

 

Egoz operators during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon. The operators are armed with CAR15 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32 and Harris bipods.

 

PALSAR Tzanhanim 


PALSAR Tzanhanim  during winter training.

 

PALSAR Tzanhanim  team during extreme weather training.

 

YAHALOM


YAHALOM operator undergoing range training in Mount Hermon, during extreme weather training. The operator is firing a Mini Uzi and is also armed with Glock handgun in a thigh holster and a M4A1 fitted with Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a stock, an rail system, a forward grip, a flashlight adapter holding a flashlight and a laser module adapter holding a Beamshot laser module. The M4A1 is also fitted with a NVD adapter.

 

YAHALOM team in full gear posing for a group photo during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon.

 

YAHALOM team during extreme weather training in Mount Hermon.

 

Unit 669


Unit 669 operators during extreme weather CSAR training over Mountain Hermon.

 

Unit 669 operators during extreme weather CSAR training over Mountain Hermon.

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