Over the past two weeks, the IDF’s Duvdevan Unit and the Czech Armed Forces’ 601st Special Forces Group, both of which are elite units, held a joint military exercise in which they practiced a variety of potential modern battlefield scenarios. The special forces trained in urban warfare and raiding buildings.
Watch the joint exercise
Yesterday (Tuesday), a joint two-week military exercise came to an end between the IDF’s elite Duvdevan Unit and the Czech Armed Forces’ 601st Special Forces Group. The units trained at the IDF’s Tze’elim and Mitkan Adam bases sharing knowledge concerning potential scenarios that they may deal with in the future. “This learning is very important to us,” said one of Duvdevan’s commanders. “It’s important to learn from others’ experiences.”
The combat soldiers’ special and strenuous training included counterterrorism, urban warfare, improving individuals’ abilities, shooting practice, sniping and different techniques for raiding on targets. “We presented them with our techniques and they showed us their combat methods,” stated Duvdevan Company Commander Captain G., who is commanding the joint exercise in Israel. “The mentality is different, but the language is similar.”
From the joint exercise Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News
Urban warfare training Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News
The IDF’s Duvdevan Unit is an elite unit dedicated to warfare in various different fields, especially within the West Bank. The unit operates towards preventing hostile terrorist activity and specializes in undercover operations among the local Arab population.