Из истории подразделения видно, что они выполняют различные задачи, от охраны генералов и до ударных спецопераций, как "Хад вэ-Халак" (в Бааль-Бек, 2006 г.).יחידה מיוחדת הכפופה למפקדת כוחות אוויר מיוחדים (מכא"ם של חיל האוויר.
מאומנת במיוחד בפעילות קומנדו ובלוט"ר, ייעודה הוא ביצוע פעולות קומנדו מעבר קווי האויב תוך שימוש באמצעים טכנולוגיים מתקדמים.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/palmachim.htmUnit 5101, better known as Shaldag, is primarily tasked with targeting enemy structures and vehicles for assault by Israeli fighting aircraft. Using their high-energy laser designators, they can mark targets for fighter-bomber launched laser-guided bombs or Hellfire missiles from Israeli AH-64 helicopters.
Many times this involves long range patrols to the target sites. Because of this Shaldag is also sometimes used for reconnaissance. They also provide assistance and operate in Counter Terrorism and hostage rescue operations.
They are staged out of Palmahaim Air base; the unit comprises 40-50 soldiers, with five to six teams of eight to nine operators. They are regularly outfitted with M-16 or M4A1 assault rifles with the M203 grenade launcher attached. When performing Counter-Terrorist/hostage rescue duties they carry the Sig-Sauer or Glock 9mm series pistols and the Mauser SR 82/66 sniper rifle.
Members of Shaldag are considered elite, and go through a rigorous selection and training phase musch like members of other Israeli units such as Sayeret Matkal and Sayeret Tzanhanim. Their training consists oflong marches, basic and advanced land navigation, and coordination and radio communications with Israeli Air Force and Army pilots. It is reported that these soldiers go through a minimum of 1 year and 8 months of training before they are considered operationally ready.
Members of Shaldag were able to prove their worth in the 1996 Lebannon action by finding and designating mobile rocket launchers for destruction. These launchers had been used in unguided terror attacks along the Lebannon-Israeli border.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/133272Shaldag (Unit 5101) is an Israeli special operations unit based at Palmachim. It engages in missions throughout the Middle East involving ground-based laser designation for air-to-ground laser-guided munitions. Created in 1974, in recent years the unit has expanded responsibilities to emerge as an engagement unit in counter terrorism and hostage rescue team activities.
http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=252Sunday Times: Shaldag Unit in Syrian Op
(IsraelNN.com) The British newspaper Sunday Times claimed today that IDF's elite Shaldag unit took part in last week's operation in Syria. Shaldag's men reportedly directed the missiles fired by the IAF fighter planes, using laser-guided technology.
According to publicly available sources, Shaldag is the IAF's elite reconnaissance unit (sayeret) and is considered to be one of the IDF's top units, alongside Sayeret Matkal and the Naval Commandos.
There has been no official confirmation of the raid against Syria in Israel.
По сайту подразделения видно что речь идёт о батальоне:the Shaldag unit is tasked to provide assistance for air force missions;
the air force headquarters would find it professionally difficult to supervise the ground-based actions of Shaldag
Ну что тогда остается? Операции в глубоком тылу малыми группами.