Please note that this is an article on the enemy Desert Bandit, if you are looking for the article on the mission then you should head to The Desert Bandits.
A Desert Bandit is a bandit that lives in the desert. The desert bandit first appears in the Grade C Mission "The Desert Bandits". The desert bandit also appears in the Daily Mission "BlackOps' Meals". The desert bandit are usually seen battling with the Desert Thief against the player (in some missions) as both npcs are rarely seen by themselves at the 'battlefield' in most missions.