posted on Nov, 21 2003 @ 01:40 PM
The main mission of a Spetsnaz fighter in a combat is to destroy the enemy with any available means as quickly as possible despite their arms and
The fighter himself should not be seriously affected, otherwise he could jeopardize the achievement of a fighting mission by his
reconnaissance/sabotage team. That's why the combat training of a fighter from the Spetsnaz is aimed at gaining a flawless proficiency in many types
of fire arms and cold steel and traditionally a combat knife is of special importance among them
Those joining Spetsnaz with no previous military experience must be given the normal recruit's basic training in discipline, marching, fieldcraft,
weapons handling, and range work. Once the recruit moves on to proper Spetsnaz training, however, the pressure intensifies:
weapons handling, including the use of foreign weapons and marksmanship;
physical fitness, with an emphasis on endurance and strength;
tracking, patrolling, camouflage, and surveillance techniques, including survival in a wide variety of harsh environments;
hand-to-hand combat, both unarmed and with knives (both hand-held and throwing), and assassination of designated targets;
sabotage and demolition;
language training and prisoner interrogation;
infiltration by air, including parachuting for fixed-wing aircraft, and exit from helicopters by ropes or parachute.
Naval Spetsnaz must, in addition, learn combat swimmer techniques, the use of underwater weapons, canoeing, arrival and exit over beaches, exit and
entry to submerged submarines. (Note: this is not all Spetsnaz training, this is only to give the reader a better understanding of what Spetsnaz
training is like).
more SAS troops have been KIA in the Gulf War in Iraq,alone, than Spetsnaz in Chechnya, Afghanistan, and all other conflicts combined. Russian
Spetsnaz training is extremely harsh, compared to western Spec Ops, and can last up to 5 years. You must serve in the Young Pioneers as a child before
even considering conscription into Spetsnaz. Spetznaz are trained killers, and known for their brutality
Also I found out that in Spetsnaz if you are injuried or you dont want to shoot a person your commander tells you to shoot then you are killed.
Every Spetsnaz has a lethal injection shot in his posetion just incase some get injuried and is slowing down the troops they give the injuried solrier
that shot and then go on.