TAT'ZAM (1973-2003)

TAT'ZAM is the Hebrew acronym for Intelligence Observations. The unit was formed after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when the IAF realized it needed its own SF unit which can perform such missions as intelligence gathering, targets designation and BDA.

At the time TAT'ZAM was considered as an excellent reconnaissance unit, and was especially renown for its fieldcraft and camouflage skills. However, the changes in the IDF - withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, clashes in the Territories, budgetary restrains and the formation of the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps had diminished the need for the unit's skills and it was eventfully disbanded in 2003.

Disbanded Units Guide