Seal Team 6
The special attack command of the U.S. Navy consists of 3 branches:
the Navy's SEAL (Sea-Air-Land)
the SEAL teams supply vehicle (SDV)
the Spezialbootbataillionen (SBS).
Seal's are experts when it comes to unconventional military operations in a maritime environment, which not only include coastal areas, but also lakes, rivers and swamps. In addition to operate the Seal's also up to 20 miles inland. The spearhead of the special warfare units of the Navy SEAL teams, the SBS and SDV units supported. The U.S. Marine Corps also has an elite unit, the Marine Corps Reconnistance, just Marines. In the 80'ger years, while the American hostage in Iran, the Navy in response to the failed rescue attempt of Delta Force, the SEAL team.
The unit was designed for maritime anti-terrorist operations and hostage rescue missions created. In the 80'gern was SEAL Team 6 on numerous occasions, including 1985 in the abduction of the SS Achille Lauro and during the hostage crisis in Beirut. The SEAL Team 6, in the late 80'gern dissolved after its founder and commander, Captain Richard Marcinko, because of several cases of illegal action has been convicted, while he became head of the team had. Later, the unit under the name> Navy Special Warfare Development Group, "DEVGRU briefly, back into service to new tactics, weapons and equipment to assess. Stations in Little Creek Virginia, DEVGRU consists of 300 members, the attack in three different groups: red, blue and gold. A special boat unit, with the rapid deployment boats working unit is officially gray. New members, for use in the other main group trained troops will be assigned to the Green group.
In response to the terrorist incident during the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, the German GSG-9, 17 April 1973 formally known as paramilitary arm of the German police forces. The members of the GSG-9 are all volunteers, either by the military or the Border Police (BGS), all with 6 months-long training program must complete before they einsatztauglich explained.
In addition to their physical training, is expected by the members of the group that it has an extensive knowledge of police and legal matters.
Without question belongs to the British SAS to the dreaded and most respektierensten special forces in the world. Stations in Credenhill - Hereford, their training the 22 Special Air Service unit became a legend in the community of special forces. Their attitude is reflected in its motto again:> Who dares, wins ". Founded in 1941, gained the SAS on 5 May 1980 worldwide recognition, as members of the group, the Iranian Embassy in London stormed. The unit successfully rescued several hostages and killed during the Liberation Action five terrorists. The SAS has in its ranks over more than 700 highly trained members who are divided into four Kampfbataillone. Each battalion consists of 16 members, usually in 4-man teams or 8-man patrols operate, depending on the tactical requirements.
Founded in 1974, the> Groupe d'Intervention Gendarmerie Nationale <short GIGN, one of the most active anti-terrorist police units in the world. Consisting of only 87 Members, this small but highly effective unit from 1974 to 1985 more than 650 operations, more than 500 hostages free, over 1000 arrests and in the course of dozens of terrorists eliminated. But this success has its price. The GIGN lost 5 members, and many others were injured. The GIGN recruited its members exclusively from the districts of the gendarmerie (police force), and all candidates must have a proper Service Act and at least 5 years professional experience. On average, only 7% of the candidates.
New recruits must be a 10 ten graduate training program before they are one of the 4 both 15-strong group assigns, which together form the GIGN. In addition to these teams, the GIGN on a command and a supply group and a special department for hostage negotiations. Although a police unit GIGN, the group operates around the world and was active in many countries in which France in any way interested in, such as in Djibouti, Lebanon, Sudan and the Comoros islands. GIGN members are usually for use in Alpine, urban areas and wüstenartigen trained.