Shayetet 13

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Shayetet 13 is a unit of the Israeli Navy and one of the primary sayeret (reconnaissance) units of the Israel Defense Forces. Shayetet 13 specializes in sea-to-land incursions, counter-terrorism, sabotage, maritime intelligence gathering, maritime hostage rescue, and boarding. The unit is trained for sea, air and land actions. The unit has taken part in almost all of Israel's major wars, as well as other actions.

is a unit of the Israeli Navy and one of the primary sayeret (reconnaissance) units of the Israel Defense Forces. Shayetet 13 specializes in sea-to-land incursions, counter-terrorism, sabotage, maritime intelligence gathering, maritime hostage rescue, and boarding. The unit is trained for sea, air and land actions. The unit has taken part in almost all of Israel's major wars, as well as other actions.

Glock 17

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  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
  • Muzzle velocity: 375 m/s
  • Effective range: 50 m
  • Feed system: 15-round detachable box magazine

Uzi

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  • Caliber: 9×19mm Parabellum
  • Action: Blowback, open bolt
  • Rate of fire: 600 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 400 m/s
  • Effective range 200 m
  • Feed system: 40-round box

CTAR-21

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  • Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO
  • Action: Long-stroke gas-operated, rotating bolt
  • Muzzle velocity: 890 m/s
  • Effective range: 550 m
  • Feed system: 30-round detachable box STANAG Magazine

Unit 777

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Unit 777, also known as Task Force 777, is an Egyptian military counter-terrorism and special operations unit created in 1978 by the government of Anwar Sadat.

In 1978 response to the hijacking of a Cyprus Air passenger aircraft by operatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) the Egyptian government deployed a spec ops force to aid Cyprus. However, in their hastiness, the Egyptians neglected to inform the Cypriots resulting in their security forces opening fire on the Egyptians, thinking them to be PFLP reinforcements.

This incident combined with concerns of increased terrorist activity following the expulsion of Soviet military advisors convinced President Anwar Sadat to create a dedicated counter-terrorism unit, resulting in Unit 777.

Heckler & Koch USP

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  • Caliber: 9×19mm Parabellum
  • Action: Short recoil, DA/SA, DA/DAO
  • Rate of fire: Semi-automatic
  • Muzzle velocity: 250 m/s
  • Effective range: 50 m
  • Feed system: 15-round box magazine

Heckler & Koch MP5

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  • Caliber: 9×19mm Parabellum
  • Action: Roller-delayed blowback, closed bolt
  • Rate of fire: 800 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 400 m/s
  • Effective range: 200 m
  • Feed system: 40-round detachable box magazine

SIG SG 550

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  • Caliber: 5.56×45mm NATO
  • Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
  • Rate of fire: 700 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 911 m/s
  • Effective range: 400 m
  • Feedy system: 30-round detachable box magazine

X-Factors

Training

The training of Shayetet 13 recruits lasts 20 months and is considered to be one of the toughest in the Israeli Defense Force. Shayetet 13 operates a summer course for teenagers about to enter military service considering joining the unit, who have the opportunity to get a taste of training in diving, raids, navigation, boats, and more. Those who enlist in Shayetet 13 are put through a five-stage training process.

  1. Selection phase: A recruit must have a Medical Profile of 97. Cadets undergo extensive medical tests, after which they are put through a series of physically and mentally grueling exercises for four days. This phase stresses psychological toughness, and tests recruits in their ability to take and operate under stress and fear.
  2. Six months of basic and advanced infantry training with the Nahal Brigade.
  3. Preparation phase: Advanced infantry and weapons training, parachute training, basic elements of maritime warfare, operation of small vessels, long swims, forced marches, and demolitions.
  4. Four weeks of learning the basics of combat diving, and how to cope with situations such as cold, darkness, clouded water, and how to survive high-risk underwater situations.
  5. Dedication phase: This phase includes training in advanced diving techniques with close-circuit systems, underwater demolition, sea-to-land incursions via diving, ships, submarines, and parachuting into the sea. Cadets then train in maritime counter-terrorism operations, such as the boarding of vessels, oil rigs and near-coast buildings. This phase lasts about a year.

During their training, cadets also various martial arts, including Krav Maga. Toward the end of their training, Shayetet 13 recruits go through a course in enduring enemy captivity which recruits from other special forces units and pilot cadets must also go through. Even after their induction into active service, Shayetet 13 commandos continue to take part in training exercises, and participate in cross-training with foreign special forces units

Sadly, I couldn't find a lot of information on the training of Unit 777. But since they are a spec ops unit, it is safe to assume that they under go rigorous physical training, and train in martial arts, hand-to-hand combat, infiltration, counter terrorist tactics, and hostage rescue.

Experience

Being Israel's most elite special forces unit, most of Shayetet 13's missions are kept secret. What is known, however, is that they frequently conduct counter-terrorist missions against Islamic anti-Zionist terrorist groups, such as Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and intercept weapons and munition shipments meant for said groups. Shayetet 13 operatives have to take four years and a half mandatory service (18 months longer than the average over and above the normal commitment).

Again I could find very little about the specifics of Unit 777's recent activities. It largely concerns itself with counter terrorism against jihadist groups.

Notes

  • Both teams will have five members each.
  • The battle will take place in a port.
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