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The Special Units purpose is to carry out complex missions and operations which require a high level of professionalism and combat readiness. The unit must be able to operate sophisticated and exceptional technical equipment and work independently.
Special Units aim to carry out the following:
× Freeing hostages;
× Fight against international and national terrorist groups;
× Special police tasks – combating crime;
× Arresting wanted criminals;
× Suppressing political insurgency;
× Enforcing law and public order.
Phase 1– Recruitment – Recruitment and screening of quality manpower that fulfill the requirements of a special unit
Stages in training of the special units
Duration of the training: 10 – 12 weeks
Phase 2 – Basic training in team combat
General training with different weapons from basic to advanced level.
Surprise combat exercices and different combat scenarios.
Phase 3 – Professional training
At this stage the group will be divided into a main combat group and smaller professional teams that will train in specific areas
The main combat group will train in the following:
Combat training in buildings, (Hostages rescue-intervention)
vehicle training, (Vehicle special arresting operations)
Ladder training – including entering buildings from the roof, windows and balconies.
Professional sniper training:
Terror Sniper training – This training will teach the following principles of terror sniper training:
Principles of sniper shooting in open and urban environments
Special sniper ballistics
Telescopes, Effect of the wind, Moving targets
Camouflage in open fields and buildings
Monkey training – In line with Israeli Police standards.
”Monkeys” are fighters who are especially strong and quick. Their physical ability and bravery stand out during the individual training. They are trained in sliding on ropes, climbing ladders and firing from unusual positions.
Phase 4 – Combined exercises:
At this stage the teams will unite in joint exercises simulating complex missions and scenarios. The teams will be called upon to use their training in resolving the different situations using the techniques studied during the course.
These exercises are also planned so as to test the commander’s ability to lead his unit in resolving the situations while using all the different professional teams at his disposal.
These exercise will be based on past events and experience gained in the Israeli Special Units.
During the entire course the students will train Krav Maga (contact combat) on a daily base. (This program will be built specially for this course)
Further training required:
Unit commanders: After undergoing the special unit training course.
Negotiating team: Field intelligence and negotiating team
Sabotage team: Special sabotage experts will be selected from the main combat group after finishing the course
Dog: Dog trainers and handlers will be selected from the main combat group after finishing the course
Amount of trainees:
Courses: We recommend that the unit should have no more than 80 – 100 members. Experience has shown that this allows for better results and better control over the course.