03 December 2008

IDF Sniper Training

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IDF Snipers are indoctrinated in one of three courses:

  1. Four week basic snipers course for infantry units.
  2. Three week basic snipers course for Special Forces units’ personal.
  3. .50 caliber shooting course.

The two basic snipers corses are identical in content. Most of the SF sniper course’s graduates will proceed to a three week CT/HRT sniper course.

The IDF’s sniper school course teaches the basics of sniping and focus on long range, open field combat, infantry style shooting (up to 800 meters).

The 50 caliber sniper course is a separate course. Course’s graduates are only qualified on the Barrett 82A1. The Barrett's main use in the IDF is for Hard (light armored) Target Interdiction (HTI) shooting, and not for extreme range sniping. The Barrett is basically used as a very accurate heavy fire support, to take out Armored Caring Vehicles (acv), jeeps, cars, and to shoot through walls, etc.

The IDF utilizes its infantry snipers in a ‘designated marksman’ role- meaning that the sniper is equipped with longer range rifle, scope and a bi-pod and will help the advancing infantry force with short-medium range fire support- rather then a super long range shooter hundreds meters away waiting for a target to pass his cross-hairs.

The IDF is moving towards complete separation of the two roles. The snipers are beginning to move from the platoon level to the company and even to battalion level, in ‘all sniper’ squads.

The IDF designated marksmen engage targets up to 500 meters with rapid and accurate fire support , while the snipers engage targets found at longer ranges, up to 800 meters.

The IDF infantry designated marksmen use the M4 with an upgraded match barrel, Harris bipod and Trigicon 4x32 ACOG™ (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) scope.

IDF Marksman M4 in Mrs. DoubleTapper's kitchen

The Trigicon ACOG gives you the fast target acquisition, huge exit pupil and long eye relief of a red dot scope without any worry of a battery failing, because there isn't one! The revolutionary dual-illumination tritium / fiber optic lamp gives you brilliant, self-adjusting illumination in any light conditions.

  • 4X magnification and 32 mm objective lens aids in detecting partially hidden targets out to 300m... FOV: 36.8 ft. @100 yds.
  • Red-colored Chevron reticle with 800 m bullet drop compensator calibrated for .223 from the 20" M16A4 barrel
  • Broad band anti-reflective multi-coated lenses for superior clarity and light gathering with zero distortion
  • Bindon Aiming Concept™ (BAC) allows you to sightwith both eyes open for rapid target acquisition and maximum situational awareness all while still taking full advantage of 4X magnification
  • Internally adjustable and tough... only the prism housing moves making the ACOG more rugged than conventional designs
  • Longer 1.5" eye-relief for larger caliber rifles, larger 8 mm exit pupil for faster target acquisition
  • Adjustment: 3 clicks per inch @ 100 yds.
  • Waterproof to 100 ft... dry nitrogen purged to minimize fogging
  • Military grade 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy housing makes this system nearly indestructible


1 comment:

Rod Freeman said...

Interesting post - thanks!


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