Israeli Special Operations Units: Part 2
In Part One we spoke about some the IDF best special operation units:
Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet 13, Sayeret Maglan, Shaldag and Duvdevan.
These units conduct very specific missions and are volunteering units:
You have to volunteer to go there.
Here you have other SOF units that are also highly specialized.
Similar to the USAF Para-rescue Jumpers and the 160th SOAR combined,
this unit specializes in search and rescue. Their members are not only
highly trained medics, but also due to the possibility of falling
behind enemy lines, they undergo rigorous SERE and other special
Egoz specializes in guerrilla and anti-guerrilla warfare. Brought back
to life after it was dismantled in the 60s, its main task was to fight
Hizballah terrorists in southern Lebanon. Egoz undergoes intense
training in conventional and unconventional warfare.
The “Alpininistim” specialize in winter and high-altitude warfare.
Their members are reservist that train during the winter is Mount
Hermon and other rough terrain in the north of Israel. Tactics include
precision shooting while on skis, winter survival and mountain rescue.
Yahalom is the combat engineer’s special operation unit that
specializes in accurate demolitions, EOD, sabotage and tunnel warfare.
It remains a highly classified unit and none of its mission is known
to the public.
The Field Intelligence unit is responsible for gathering field
information about the enemy tactics, training, movement and weapons,
and converting it into actionable intelligence packages that other
special operations units can use.
It’s one of the first units to have both men and women serving in
combat related roles.
Female combat soldier in “Field Intelligence”.