Named after an historic disbanded SF unit, Rimon is an IDF SF unit specializing in desert warfare. Established in 2010, the unit was originally assigned to the Givati infantry brigade, and was reassigned under the IDF Commando Brigade in 2015.

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 handgun 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).

Rimon operator wears the Commando Brigade's shoulder badge during the Division's formation ceremony in 2015 (photo: IDF).

Rimon operator clearing a tunnel during training. The operator is armed with a Micro Tavor fitted with an ITL MARS, a flashlight and forward grip / bipod combo (photo: IDF).

Rimon sniper during training armed with a suppressed SR25 fitted with a day optic and an AN/PVS-27 (photo: IDF).

Rimon won 2nd place at the IDF 2015 Sniping Competition in the Special Forces section (photo: IDF).

Rimon Guide