Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Tel Aviv

The history of the so called "state of israel" began in 1948
Clandestine ships and tactics used to bring in more “jewish” immigrants from Europe and the US before 1948.
1948- Arab-israeli war
1967- Six Day War
8 June 1967- israeli attack on the USS Liberty
1973- Yom Kippur War (Ramadan War)
1981- “Operation Opera” israeli aircraft fly in below radar level and destroy an Iraqi nuclear reactor.
1982- Invasion and Occupation of Lebanon
2000- israeli withdrawal from Lebanon
2006- israeli attack on Lebanon
2006- israeli aircraft destroy a facility in Syria.

8 June 1968- The israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty was an attempt by israeli torpedo boats and aircraft to destroy the USS Liberty and blame the Arab nations, causing the U.S. to openly enter the war on the side of israel. A so called "False Flag" attack.

U.S. to establish a radar base in israel to give israel advanced warning of an Iranian or Syrian attack.
Radar station on Mount Keren in the Negev Desert.

06 SEP 06- israeli fighter jets bombed a supposed nuclear weapons facilities in Syria.

It is estimated that the U.S. gives israel around 3 billion dollars a year in financial aid.


Space Program
israeli Space Agency
Shavit ("Comet") series of space launch rockets. Launched from Palmachim Air base.
Spy satellites in orbit.
Ofeq series of reconnaissance satellites 
Ofeq 3 satellite launched in 1995.

Palmachim (Yavne) facility
Single 2,000 meter runway.
Missile test range and space launch facility located near the Palmachim Air Force Base on the coast, south of Tel Aviv and north east of Ashdod. Helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

israeli Defense Force” (IDF)

Camp Yitzhak- Home of the 36th Ga'ash (Rage) armored division
Shizafan base outside Eilat
Adam army base
Palmachim Air Base- South of Tel Aviv. Home of the Shaldag commando unit.
Haifa naval base- Missile boats and submarines. Training facilities.
Alit- Home to Shayetet 13
Ashdod- Home to patrol boat unit 916
Eilat- Home to patrol boat unit 915
Mossad training school at Henzelia, near Tel Aviv

Ballistic missiles
Jericho III intercontinental ballistic missiles
Jericho II long range ballistic missiles
LORA (Long Range Attack) missiles with a 400 km range. Offered to export market. May also be used by israel.

EXTRA (Extended Range Artillery) guided missiles with a 150 km range. Container sealed missiles fired from the Lynx launcher system. Offered to export market. May also be used by israel.

israeli Air Force (IAF)

F-35I Adir stealth fighter aircraft (9)

F-16C/D Fighting Falcon (Barak)-136

F-16I Sufa-100
F-16A/B Netz-107
F-15 Eagle (Baz)-52
F-15I Raam-25

Kfir C7

F4E Phantom (Kurnass)

A4N Skyhawk (Ayit)

M-346 Lavi (Aermacchi M-346 Master) trainer aircraft (30)

E2 Hawkeye AWACS
RF-4E Oref reconnaissance aircraft

C-130 transport aircraft

KC-130H Karnaf refueling aircraft (4)

Phalcon 707 AEW aircraft

AH-64 Apache (Peten) attack helicopters (45)

AH-1 Cobra (Tzefa) attack helicopters (33)

UH-60 Black Hawk (Yanshuf)-48

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

IAI Harpy- Loitering UAV with an explosive warhead. Capable of surveillance and crashing into a target, exploding on impact. 32kg (70 lb) warhead. Launched from canisters.

IAI Mini Harpy

IAI Harop- Also called the Harpy 2. Loitering UAV with an explosive warhead. Capable of surveillance and crashing into a target, exploding on impact. 23kg (51 lb) warhead. Canister launched.

IAI Super Heron

IAI Heron

IAI Eitan
RQ-2 Pioneer
RQ-5 Hunter
Elbit Hermes 90
Elbit Hermes 450
Elbit Hermes 900
Elbit Skylark


Casper 250
IAI Scout ("Oriole")
IAI Searcher
Orbiter 4 
Orbiter 3
Orbiter 1K

IAI Green Dragon loitering munitions

UVision Hero 30 loitering munitions

UVision Hero 70 loitering munitions
UVision Hero 120 loitering munitions
UVision Hero 250 loitering munitions
UVision Hero 400 loitering munitions
UVision Hero 400EC loitering munitions
UVision Hero 900 loitering munitions
UVision Hero 1250 loitering munitions
Elbit Skystriker loitering munitions
IAI Rotem loitering munitions

Aircraft Munitions
AIM-120 air-to-air missiles
AIM-9 air-to-air missiles
AIM-7 air-to-air missiles
Python 4 air-to-air missiles

Python 3 air-to-air missiles
AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles (air launched version of the Stinger)

Rampage supersonic long range air-to-surface missiles. 

Popeye air-to-surface cruise missiles (designated the AGM-142 by the U.S.)

AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles
Nimrod anti-tank missiles

Gabriel 4LR air launched anti-ship missiles

GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) - US made precision guided glide bombs

SPICE 250 glide bombs

SPICE 1000 guided bomb kit

SPICE 2000 guided bomb kit

Air Defense

Iron Dome air defense system.
Short range air defense and Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) capabilities
Fires the Tamir interceptor missile

"David's Sling" air defense system. Anti-missile capability. Uses the Stunner missile. Joint project between the israeli company Rafael and the US company Raytheon.

Arrow (Hetz) air defense system. The program was co-sponsored by the U.S and payed for by U.S. tax payers. Anti-ballistic missile capability.

MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles
I-Hawk surface-to-air missiles
MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missiles
Machbet air defense system with Stinger missiles and 20mm Vulcan gatling style gun. Based on the U.S. M-163 Vulcan air defense system. (400)

FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles (500)
FIM-43 Redeye surface-to-air missiles
ZU-23-4 anti-aircraft guns
ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns
Bofors L/70 anti-aircraft guns
TCM-20 20mm anti-aircraft guns. Composed of two Hispano Suiza HS.404 guns.

A possible buildup of surface-to-air or anti-missile systems to counter the buildup of missiles and rockets in the muslim nations. Mainly positioned around major cities, air bases, and strategic places.

Hatzerim airbase
Tel Nof airbase

Air Force is to quickly establish air superiority over the battlefield or enemy nation.
Attack helicopters are to engage enemy armored forces from a distance, after which time israeli armored units move in to attack.

Air Force Special Forces
Sayeret Shaldag (Unit 5101)
Air Force commando unit. Conduct air traffic control after establishing airfields. Conduct commando actions behind enemy lines. Also conduct laser designation operations against enemy targets for airstrikes. Shaldag means Kingfisher.

Yanmam (Unit 7298)
Airborne anti-aircraft unit. Air Force rapid deployment Special Forces unit. The assigned objective of sealing security breaches and protecting captured territory before heavier, better equipped units arrive. Includes a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) unit. Use Avenger vehicles (HMMWV with Stinger surface-to-air missiles).

Unit 669
Airborne rescue and evacuation unit. Subordinate to the Special Air Force Command. Also act as a heliborne medivac unit. Black Hawk helicopters.

Naval headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Naval facilities in the port city of Ashdod, Haifa, Eilat
Operates mostly in the Mediterranean Sea near israels small coastline and on the Red Sea.
19,500 personnel

Corvettes (3)
Sa'ar 5 Class corvettes

Missile Boats (10)
Sa'ar 4 Class missile boats-2
Sa'ar 4.5 Class missile boats-8

Submarines (German made Type 800 Dolphin Class)-5

Patrol Boats (42)
Super Dvora Mk II-4

Super Dvora Mk III-10
Dabur Class patrol boats-15
Shaldag Fast Patrol Boats-5
Shaldag Mk II Patrol Boats- 5 ordered
Nachshol Class Patrol Boats (Stingray Interceptor 2000)-2
Landing Craft
Alligator semi-submersible craft

Typhoon weapon system
Mounts a 20-30mm gun on a naval vessel.

Spike Typhoon
Typhoon gun system with SPIKE ER missiles


Protector unmanned surface vehicles (USV)
Unmanned naval patrol craft. Developed by the Raphael company. 30 feet (9 meters) long. Equipped with a Mini-Typhoon weapon system. The operator of the craft may be located on shore or aboard a vessel.

IAI Katana unmanned surface vehicle. Modular. Can be manned or unmanned.

IAI Seascan aircraft. Maritime surveillance version of the IAI Westwind business jet.

AS.5655A helicopters
Bell 212 helicopters
SA.366G helicopters

Gabriel 2 anti-ship missiles

Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Popeye Turbo submarine launched cruise missiles
IAI Sea Serpent anti-ship missile
Rafael Sea Breaker anti-ship/land attack missile

Barak ship fired air defense missile system.

7th Flotilla
Consists of submarines. Attack enemy shipping in their own ports. Covert intelligence gathering.

13th Flotilla
Consists of Naval Commandos

Shayetet 13 (S13) naval commandos

Tiran and Sanafir
israel also holds the strategic islands of Tiran and Sanafir which were captured during the 1967 war. Situated in a strategic position in the Gulf of Aqaba, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The two islands originally belonged to Saudi Arabia until 1967, when King Faisal gave control of the islands to Egypt in an attempt to prevent israel from sending their ships to the Eilat naval station.

Merkava Mk IV tanks (320)

Merkava Mk III tanks (780)
Merkava Mk II tanks (400)
Merkava Mk I tanks (180)

Magach 7A tanks (in reserve status)-1,040

Magach 6 tanks (in reserve status)-310
Magach 5 tanks (in reserve status)-200
M113 armored personnel carriers (5,500)
Achzarit armored personnel carriers (T-55 chassis)-215

Nagmachon armored personnel carriers (based on the Centurion)

Nakpadon armored personnel carriers (based on the Centurion)

Namer infantry fighting vehicles (based on the Merkava chassis)-60

M113 Tamuz with SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles

Combat Guard 4x4 armored vehicle

Wolf armored vehicles (600)

RBY Mk I reconnaissance vehicles. Made by the Ramta division of IAI

HMMWV utility vehicles (5,000)

AIL Storm utility vehicles

AIL Abir utility vehicles

Plasan Sand Cat utility vehicles (79)

MDT David utility vehicles (based on the Land Rover)-400

Caterpillar armored bulldozers.
Black Thunder unmanned bulldozer

Elbit Medium Robotic Combat Vehicle (M-RCV) Under development.

IAI RoBattle unmanned ground vehicles (UGV)

Guardium unmanned ground vehicles (UGV)

VIPeR unmanned ground vehicles (UGV)

M270 MLRS 227mm multiple rocket launchers (48)
LAR-160 self propelled 160mm multiple rocket launchers

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers (In reserve)-60
MAR-290 290mm multiple rocket launchers (based on the M4 Sherman tank)

Lynx multiple rocket launching system. Capable of firing a variety of different rockets and missiles. Capable of firing 122mm Grad rockets, 160mm LAR and ACCULAR rockets, 306mm EXTRA rockets, and Delilah cruise missiles. Made by IMI. Exported. Used by the IDF?

M109 self propelled 155mm howitzers (600)

M110 self propelled 203mm howitzers (36)
M107 self propelled 175mm howitzers (70)
Soltam M-68 towed 155mm howitzers (50)
Soltam M-71 towed 155mm howitzers (300)
M-46 towed 130mm howitzers (100)
D-30 towed 122mm howitzers (In reserve)

TopGun fuze kits used to turn regular 155mm ammunition into precision guided ammunition.

Cardom or Keshet (Hatchet) 120mm automated mortar system. Can be mounted in M1064 mortar carrier vehicles. Made by Elbit. (64)

Soltam M-66 160mm mortars ?
Soltam M-65 120mm mortars (250)
Soltam M-120 120mm mortars?

Pereh anti-tank guided missile launcher. Disguised to look like a tank. Carries 12 SPIKE missiles.

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles

MAPATS (Hutra) anti-tank guided missiles

Michol anti-tank guided missiles?
LAHAT anti-tank guided missiles

M47 Dragon anti-tank guided missiles
Nimrod anti-tank guided missiles

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
B-300 anti-tank rocket launchers

Shipon anti-tank rocket launchers

MATADOR anti-tank rocket launchers (Joint development between Singapore and israel)
M-72 LAW anti-tank rocket launchers

Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher
Mark 47 Striker automatic grenade launcher

M-203 under barrel grenade launchers

Negev light machine guns

M-24 sniper rifles
M-21 sniper rifles
Galil sniper rifles
Mauser SR 82/66 sniper rifles
M-16 assault rifles
M4 carbines
Galil assault rifles

Tavor assault rifles

Uzi sub-machine guns

Desert eagle pistols
Jericho 941 pistols

Glock 19 pistols
Glock 17 pistols
Uzi pistols

Many israeli snipers are female.
israel also uses female instructors to train male soldiers. Studies have found that men learn better with a female instructor who is not yelling at them, but talking to the soldiers and encouraging them.


Samson Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS)
Also known as Katlanit. Can be mounted on vehicles or on pillboxes and bunkers. Uses mostly machine guns, but also has a 40mm grenade launcher configuration. The Samson RCWS is deployed on concrete pillboxes along the border with Gaza. Operated remotely.

The Rafael Overhead Weapons Station (OWS) was replaced by the Samson RCWS. The Raphael was basically a remote controlled machine gun mounted on a vehicle.

Cruise Missiles
Delilah cruise missiles. 250 km range. Can be launched from land, air and sea platforms.

LORA (Long Range Attack) missiles. Can be fired from land or sea. In sealed containers. 280 km range. Currently not used by the IDF.

Ballistic Missiles
Jericho III medium range ballistic missiles
Jericho II ballistic missiles

MGM-52 Lance short range ballistic missiles (still in service?)

Elta EL/M-2129 ground based radar
Elta EL/M-2127 ground based radar
Elta EL/M-2112 ground based radar

Mitznefet hats are placed over a soldiers helmet to break up the helmets outline. Resemble flattened camouflaged chef hats.

West Bank Division
Judea Division
Samaria Division

Golani Brigade
The Egoz unit falls under the Golani Brigade. Has a green tree with roots on a yellow background for a symbol or badge.
Wear brown berets in dress uniform.

Egoz unit is a reconnaissance unit belonging to the Golani Brigade.

Givati Brigade
Functions as an amphibious assault force. Wear purple berets in dress uniform. Fox as a symbol.

Nahal Brigade
Wear green berets in dress uniform.

Kfir Brigade

Sayeret Matkal (Unit 262)
The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit. Gathers strategic intelligence behind enemy lines. Deep reconnaissance. Hostage rescue. Commando operations. Conducted Operation Thunderbolt also known as Operation Entebbe. Wear red berets in dress uniform.

Sayeret Maglan
Airborne anti-tank unit belonging to the 35th airborne brigade. Maglan means Ibis. Laser designation operations against enemy targets to be destroyed by IAF aircraft. Includes a small Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) unit. Use Nymrod anti-tank missiles on Land Rover Defender vehicles. Also use MAPATS (Hutra) and Michol anti-tank missiles. Wear red berets in dress uniform.

Sayeret Duvdevan
Wear Arab clothes and drive modified civilian vehicles. Conduct raids, assassinations, and kidnappings. Similar to YAMAM, but military. Wear red berets in dress uniform.

Intelligence and targeting unit for long range artillery.

elite K-9 dog handling unit. Independent unit. Search for explosives, people, weapons. Tracking. Look for breaches in security. Members are often assigned to other units.

Not to be confused with Yanmam. YAMAM is an acronym for Special Police Unit. Conduct hostage rescue operations. Do undercover operations. SWAT team duties. Members often dress as Arabs and many are fluent in Arabic. Charged with infiltrating militant Arab organizations.

Intelligence Agencies

Shin Bet (aka General Security Services or Shabak)

Mossad or ha Mossad le Modin ule Tafkidim Meyuhadim (The Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks)
Kidon (Bayonet) assassination teams. Also conduct kidnapping operations.

Directorate of Military Intelligence (Aman)
Military intelligence.

Unit 8200 (Shmone Matayim)
Signal intelligence. Many israeli tech companies are connected to Unit 8200.

Special Weapons
Believed to have between 200-400 nuclear warheads.

Soreq nuclear research center
Negev nuclear research center near Dimona.

Biological weapons
Purchased or jointly developed ethnic specific biological weapons with racist white South African scientists.

israel Military Industries (IMI) state owned
israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) state owned
Soltam (subsidiary of Elbit)
Elta (subsidiary of IAI)
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
israel Weapon Industries (IWI)
israel Shipyards Ltd
Aeronautics Defence Systems

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