Desert Warfare

The following guide features desert warfare training and deployment.

PALSAR Givati


PALSAR Givati operators during training. Note desert pattern uniforms and tan vests.

PALSAR Givati operators during desert camouflage training. Note camouflaged M4A1, desert pattern uniforms and tan vest.

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).

PALSAR Golani


PALSAR Golani team during training. Note desert pattern uniforms and backpack covers.

Rimon


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 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).

LOTAR Eilat


LOTAR Eilat operator checking his Negev Commando during training. Note helmet mounted Contour camera (photo: IDF).

PALSAR 401


PALSAR 401 operators and Oket’z operator and his dog (second from right) during training. From left to right: operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS, a rail system, a forward grip and a flashlight; operator armed with a M4A1/M203 combo fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight; Operator armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21, a forward grip and a flashlight; and a operator armed with a M4 Commando fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight. Note desert pattern uniforms and camouflaged weapons.

YAHALOM


YAHALOM operators seen here during training. Left operator is wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a M24; middle operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a forward grip, a flashlight and a compensator; right operator wearing a Ghillie Suit and armed with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 (photo: IDF).

YAHALOM sniper during training (photo: IDF).

MATILAN


MATILAN team boarding an IAF UH60 during deployment in South of Israel. Note desert pattern Camouflage Suits (photo: IAF).

MATILAN team deploying from an IAF UH60 during training.

Other


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

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