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posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy




because the units here are design to take on the terrorists. why else are they designed for. u dink Delta was just for decoration to make the world believe America has a supersecret unit that do nothing.


I kinda have to agree with deltaboy right know we don't really have that much of a real enemy like with Russia. So besides counter-drug operations there isn't that many other missions special forces could take part in. Like say if we were going agains China we might send in a force recon unit, to give us recon on their radar, and air defense systems.




posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
because the units here are design to take on the terrorists.

I didnt know the SAS's main job had changed from say I duno supporting the army to CT.



why else are they designed for.

To support their mother service.....


u dink Delta was just for decoration to make the world believe America has a supersecret unit that do nothing.

No I think they where designed to be an elite force to support the US army in any way it could.



posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 05:03 PM
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DevilWasp my main point is that there not being used for those kinda of missions right know.



posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 07:29 PM
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This guy is like the rommel of Unconventional Warfare in World War II. Read about the missions he took part in , the operations he pulled off were amazing!



Otto Skorzeny



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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You cant say one is better than the other.
you dont know.
you havent trainedn with both and if you have do you really think they would let all of their secrets out of the bag for you to record for a later date?
I dont think so!



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by Wardr08e
You cant say one is better than the other.
you dont know.
you havent trainedn with both and if you have do you really think they would let all of their secrets out of the bag for you to record for a later date?
I dont think so!

WTF?
Dude this is not a "who is better"
This is a "who these people are".



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by devilwasp

WTF?
Dude this is not a "who is better"
This is a "who these people are".


Thank you devilwasp, I was just about to say the same thing!



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 03:40 PM
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Here is some links on Indoneshian Naval special forces.
next link Have to give deltaboy credit since he found the websites, thanks man!



Here is some basic info on the unit,


Duties

underwater demolition which consists of raiding enemy's ships and bases, destroying main underwater installations, beach reconnaissance, prisoner snatches, and preparing beaches for larger naval amphibious operations. In peace time the unit deployes seven man teams to serve as security personnel for VIPs. Primary among these duties are the escort and personal security of the Indonesian president and vice president. They are also responsible for limited search-and-rescue duties and have deployed as part of United Nations peace forces.

Training
Recruitment for the unit is held once a year and draws exclusively on navy personnel (not from the marines). The maximum age of recruits are no more than 30 years. The length of recruitment is seven months. Usually from 700-1500 men who signed up only 15-20 men will pass the initial selection. After the selection the men who pass will undergo four-phase continual training. The first phase of this is one week of physical training (Hell Week), the second phase is basic underwater training, the third phase is commando training, and the fourth phase is parachute training. In the end from 15-20 men, usually only five or six make it and become Kopaska.


I think this unit will be training with other nations around it, more, like Australia, New Zealand, and other nations near China. And because of that, I think it will become increasingly better, and better. And I think these units would play a very important role in any major future conflicts.



posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 12:31 PM
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("Airborne Special Forces Group", or GAFE, is a special forces group of the Mexican Army. Lots of the training they get is from different countries special forces groups, including the Chilean Commandos, US Navy SEALs, France's GIGN, Colombia's Lanceros, Bolivian Special Forces, Venezuela's Cazadores, and Brazil's Brigada de Operações Especiais. Further special trainining was acquired at the British Army's Jungle Warfare School in central Belize.

Missions

Direct Action, Strategic Reconnaisance, Unconventional Warfare, Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations.

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I think these units are very succesfull in the war agains drugs in Central, and South America. And I'm sure US Navy SEAls and this special forces group coloberate often.

Oh yeah can you people start commenting on these posts , I'm sure we could get a good disscusion going.

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posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 10:11 PM
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?????? 1980. Shayetet 13 Operators infiltrate into the city of Triploi, N. Lebanon, and illuminate the headquarters of the DFLP ( Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and PFLPGC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command) to guide in missiles from IDF Navy missile boats. Both headquarters were hit dead-on.

Operation High Voltage April 19, 1980. Attack on the ALF (Arab Liberation Front) Maritime base at Ras as-Shaq. Members swam to shore and assaulted a ALF Naval Commando camp, killing 15 ALF commandos and wounding several more. In addition, the main HQ building was destroyed by a 20Kg Satchel charge.

Operation Peace
for Galilee June-August, 1982. Flotilla 13 operators take part in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Flotilla cleared the beach for the initial landing in which over 5,000 Jeeps, tanks, and other pieces of equipment were landed. After the landing, They were tasked with patrolling the coastal highway leading back to Beruit and knocking out any terrorists fleeing north or moving south to reinforce the embattled forces in Lebanon.

Operation ???????? Apr 15, 1988. Attack on Abu Jihad, Palistinian member of PLO who ordered many terrorist attacks on Israelis. Shayetet 13 members cleared the beach for the Sayeret Matkal operators who found and assasinated the PLO leader.

Operation Blue & Brown December 8, 1988. Combined Shayetet 13/Sayeret Golani raid to kill Ahmed Jibril, leader of PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command). Flotilla 13 cleared the beach and the Sayeret assaulted a hilltop that was the location of one of Jibril's command posts. The heavy fortifications bogged the Sayeret down and they had to be extracted by helicopter under heavy fire with their commander killed.



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Wow these guys are good, definetly a vital part in the war against terror. The US counter terrorist forces could take some lessons from them.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 01:27 PM
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Mission
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airfield Defense Guards, are the RAAF's ground combat specialists. Distinguished by their blue-gray berets, ADG's (Adgies) are tasked with defending Australian air bases from attacks by enemy special operations forces. These highly trained airmen also provide training in survival techniques, weapons, tactics, and rescue operations for other Royal Australian Air Force personnel


Training
RAAF enlistees wishing to become ADGs must first complete the 10 week RAAF recruit training course. Once successfully completed they then attend the 15 week ADG Basic course. Located at the RAAF Security and Fire School (RAAFSFS) RAAF Base, Amberley.

During the course trainees receive instruction in communications, weapons and explosives handling, field craft, combat tactics, field operations, combat survival and rescue operations. Trainees are required to live in the field for a period of three or four weeks during training, with only a minimal amount of sleep. Currently the course boost a 60-75% failure rate. All ADGs are require to attend the Combat Survival School (COMSURV) within one year of completing the basic course.
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They are currently involved in patroling airports around Iraq. This is very good, that other nations are using there security forces to protect US and Iraqi airports. I think its a show of good will. What do you guys think? Comment!



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 06:03 PM
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The Italian contribution to the “Enduring Freedom” operation in Afghanistan continues to stir up perplexity about some operative limits. ANALISI DIFESA has underlined the quality of staff emphasizing however the lack of helicopters and armoured vehicles in the T.F. “Nibbio”. Another limit is shown in the missed assignment of three detachments of the special forces (9th Regiment “Col Moschin” and of the Operative Group of the Navy’s SOF) deployed in Afghanistan in the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, the allied SOF command under the Headquarter of Bagram to manage all the operations assigned to the Special Forces in Afghanistan. The Task Force 180, directed by the lieutenant general Danel McNeil, has a Special Force Command that groups all of this kind of units availed from the participant countries: Rangers and Green Berets of the US Army, SEAL from the U.S. Navy, British, New Zealand and Australian Special Air Service, Danish, german and Canadian SOF, and air units of Special Forces Command of the US Army, USAF and US Navy.

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Intresting article, I never knew Italian special forces were operating in side Afghanistan intill now. And I've heard about the joint SF unit, but I can't find that much info. Does anybody have any info on the joint unit? All I came up with was computer games.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 06:11 PM
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German special forces troops, the KSK, are participating in military operations in eastern Afghanistan, it has been confirmed.
It is the first time German troops have been in combat outside Europe since World War II.

The news of their involvement in the operation first emerged on Sunday from a US military spokesman.


German troops have already joined the security force

This caused embarrassment in Berlin, where the practice is not to offer information on special forces operations.

Berlin's confirmation, when it came, was at best cautious.

A spokesman for the German Defence Department said simply that he wished that the information about the operation had not been given out in the way it had been.

It is known that fewer than 100 special troops of the KSK are on the ground in Afghanistan

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Sorry I just found this out, and I can't add more then one link when I edit a post. But another intresting article! Seems like their doing a lot of security missions, wonder if their covertly doing that in Iraq? Hey ya never know, maybe Germany supports the war covertly.



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 10:11 AM
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Okay to start this off I'm gonna do some pictures of the Swedish Rangers,

These are arctic rangers



These are arctic rangers




Coastal rangers!


These are coastal rangers




These are coastal rangers, practicing an assault on a beach I think.


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posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 11:00 AM
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Nice pictures huh? Wish I could have found some more good ones!



posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 12:22 PM
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Here are a few I have picked up...


Special boat service divers.


Dutch SF units alongside british troops.



Artic warfare cadre...


SAS. (Bloody pongos..lol sry)



posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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Sweet pictures!




posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 03:03 PM
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Within the French DAOS exists two special units of helicopters tasked with supporting France's Special Operations soldiers. The 1st EOS is composed of 12 Puma and COugar helicopters used to transport troops and supplies. They can be armed for self defence but often are accompanied by helicopters of the 2nd EOS, Aerospatiale Gazelle helicopters armed with 20mm cannon and Mistral missles. Operators can be inserted via fast-roping, rappelling, "grappe" (similar to the US SPIE Rig, grappe is so named due to the resemblence to a bunch of hanging grapes), or landing insertions, including during night time or adverse weather. EOS pilots are proficient in operations in all sorts of terrain, ranging from maritime to mountain to savannah.
The 1st EOS's helicopters are the Eurocopter AS 532 MkI Super Puma and Cougar, a twin-engine single-rotor design that was built around survivability and strength. Both are extensively modified from the standard airframe, boasting increased armor protection, NVG-compatible cockpits, and an IR turret for night and adverse weather flying. In addition added avionics help make the aircraft more capable; additions include missile detection systems with automatic chaff and flare launchers to decoy missiles and a system to hover the aircraft automatically during pickup. The Super Puma can carry 21 commandos out to a range of 323 nautical miles (598 km) at speeds up to 275 KM/H. Once there it can defend itself with two cannons, either the 7.62mm or 200mm cannon. The Cougar is the military version of the Super Puma but they are often still refered to by either name.
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Wow I'm begining to think every nation has their own special helicopter squad. I guess everybody learned a lesson from operation Eagle's Claw.



posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 03:30 PM
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Unless I missed it, I havent seen mention of the JTF2.



posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 06:57 PM
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here it is, that is if I got everthing right.




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