posted on Jul, 27 2005 @ 03:23 PM
One successful operation conducted by the SAS occurred during Operation Desert Shield. During the operation a lone SAS operative repeatedly penetrated
Iraqi defense in and around Kuwait City in order to deliver, and retrieve intelligence material from the besieged US Embassy. In another operation SAS
operators, along with US Navy SEALs, were involved in the covert mining of Nicaraguan harbors during the 1980s.
Air Branch is a descendent of such groups as Air America, Southern Air Transport, and Evergreen Air. Air Branch provides all of the Agency's covert
aviation assets, with both fixed and rotary wing aircraft being available for use. Reportedly there is virtually no type of aircraft that SAS Air
Branch personnel cannot operate. Some Air Branch pilots are culled from the ranks of the US Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
Maritime Branch is primarily composed of former Navy SEALs from both "regular" blue water SEAL Teams and the counterterrorist DEVGRU, and USMC Force
Reconnaissance personnel. Maritime Branch personnel receive training similar to that of Ground Branch operators, but with a greater training emphasis
on amphibious/waterborne activities. Maritime Branch operators receive training in conducting operations such as jet-ski reconnaissance and hostage
rescue operations along hostile shorelines.
Ground Branch personnel are the most diversely trained group of all SAS personnel, receiving training at various civilian and military courses, with
particular attention being given to the use of small arms. Training is known to include instruction in the following areas: assessing threat types;
intelligence gathering; room entry techniques; tactical communications (covert radios, infrared, microwave transmitters, etc.); levels of force; use
of the baton; armed and unarmed crowd control; edged weapons; unarmed combat techniques; team training and leadership; individual and team movements;
structure penetration; boarding and securing vessels; prisoner search/ snatch and handling; hostage situation management; small unit tactics; long
range reconnaissance and patrol; explosives; field medicine; extreme environment survival; and land, sea and airborne operations.
Well intresting read, a lot of information there, they sound to me like commando/secret agents in someways.