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 World Elite units (Special Ops Units)
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Posted: Aug 27 2006, 03:18 PM


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List of elite Special Ops/Commando units around SE Asia

http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2441

Here are those around this locality...
MNs buddies...any comments...

AUSTRALIA:
Special Operations Command (SOCOMD)
Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)
-1, 2, 3 “Sabre” Squadrons
“A Troop” - HALO Troop
“B Troop” - Boat Troop
“C Troop” - Mobility Troop
Counter Terrorism and Special Recovery (CTSR) Teams -TAG (West)
152 Signal Squadron
4th Battalion (Commando) Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) (4RAR Cdo)
-A (Reserve), B, C and D Companies
-Tactical Assault Group, East (composed of personnel for 4RAR and RAN personnel)
- Aviation Platoon from “B” Squadron, 5th Aviation Regiment
Special Operations Combat Service Support Company (SOCSSC)
Army Reserve 1st Commando Regiment (1st Cdo Regt)
-HQ Company
-Signal Troop
-1 Cdo Coy, 2 Cdo Coy
-126th Signal Squadron
Swan Island Special Warfare Detachment
Incident Response Regiment (IRR)
* Navy Clearance Diving Branch
CDT1, CDT4 and Reserve Diving Teams CDTs

Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) Covert Action Directorate - (Aussie version of the CIA's SAD)

RAAF Airfield Defense Guards (Counter SOF unit)

Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSU):
-51 Far North Queensland Regiment (51 FNQR)
-Pilbara Regiment (Pilbara Reg.)
-North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)
3RAR (Para)
- Recon Platoon

BRUNEI:
Special Combat Squadron


CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA):
6th Special Warfare Group
8th Special Warfare Group
12th Special Warfare SF Detachment
Naval Infantry Force

HONG KONG:
Police Special Duties Unit (SDU) of the Hong Kong Police

INDIA:
Para Commando Battalions (1st, 9th, 10th, 21st Special Forces Battalions)
Marine Commando Force (MCF)
- Quick Reaction Section (QRS- Maritime CT)
National Security Guards "Black Cats"
-Special Action Group (SAG- military personnel assigned to assault squadrons)
-Special Rangers Group (SRG-paramilitary & police personnel who form the perimeter security unit)
Special Frontier Force
Special Services Group of the Special Frontier Force
Special Security Group (Indian Secret Service)
Special Security Bureau (SSB)(2 - battalions)
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

INDONESIA:
JALA MENKARA (Marine Corps)
Gegana (SWAT type under police command)
Special Warfare Command
Satgas Gegania (Counter-Terrorist Task Force of the Indonesian National Police)
Satgas Atbhara (Counter-Terrorist Task Force of the Indonesian Air Force)
Kommando Pasukan Khusus (KOPASSUS) - Army Special Forces
- Detachment 88 (Army Special Forces CT unit)
Kesatuan Gurita of the Indonesian Navy (SEAL type unit)
Taifib (Amphibious recon)
Komando Pasukan Katak (KOPASKA)
Resimen Pelopor Brigade Mobil (BRIMOP)

Detachment 88 (CT Unit)
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JAPAN:
1st Airborne Brigade
- “Guide Unit” (1st Airborne Bde’s NEO unit)
Western Army Infantry Regiment (GSDF counter SOF unit)
- Ranger Platoon (infantry regiment recon unit)
“S” GSDF CT/Special Ops unit
Special Guard Force - (SGF, MSDF/ Navy special ops unit)
Special Security Team (SST, Japanese Maritime Safety Agency’s -- Coast Guard-- maritime CT unit)
Special Assault Team (SAT, National Police Agency’s CT unit)


MALAYSIA:
Grup Gerak Khas (GGK - Special Service Group)
-21st Commando Regiment
-22nd Commando Regiment
-11th Special Forces Regiment
Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal - Special Naval Force)
Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) (Police special ops unit)
Regimen TUDM
- Handau (ABGD)
- CART (Combat Air Rescue Team)


NEW ZEALAND:
1 New Zealand SAS
Navy Operational Diving Team (ODT)
Armed Offenders Squad (AOS)
New Zealand Police Special Tactics Group (STG)
Specialist Search Group (SSG)
Diplomatic Protection Squad

NORTH KOREA:
22x Commando Brigades

PHILIPINES:
Philippine Army Special Operations Command (PASOCOM)
- Alpha Two Zero (A-20, CT)
- First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR - LRRPs) (3 - battalions)
- Special Forces Regiment (SFR) (7 - battalions)
1st Special Forces (Riverine) Battalion
5th Special Forces Company
-Psychological Operations (Psyops) Group

710th Special Operations Wing (SPOW - ABD, FAC/TACP, EOD, K-9)
-720th Special Operations Group - (Explosive and Ordnance Squadron , & K-9 Squadron)
-740th Combat Group
-Anti-terrorism team
505th Search and Rescue Group (505th SRG)
-5051st Search and Rescue Squadron (5051st SRS), 5052nd SRS, 5053rd SRS

Philippine Marine (PM) Corps
-Force Reconnaissance Battalion -61st, 62nd, 63rd Force Recon Companies
Special Warfare Group (SWAG-Navy SEALs)

Presidential Security Group, Philippine Armed Forces (Philippine Secret Service)

Philippe National Police (PNP) Special Action Group (SAG)
PNP Aviation Security Group
Police Security Protective Office (PNP VIP protection unit)


SINGAPORE:
1 Commando Bn (Airborne)
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U missed out one under our NDU. =D
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I recall Indonesia had their Detachment 88 too, the very people who killed Azahari.

I also read somewhere that the Taiwanese Military Police Command is in charge of capital defense, with rapid deployable brigades to secure main installations in Taipei and roads, not to mention the last line of defense of all govt ministries, especially in the event of a Chinese land invasion.

Certain PLA literature have labelled this command as the first forces to be engaged and eliminated.



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Dun Australlia and New Zealand Have their own SBS (Special Boat Service) and Thailand have a special group of soldiers which deals with its Mymmar's rebels.


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Australian Special Forces
Special Forces personnel within the Army are a highly trained, highly organised and well-equipped force, designed to achieve military objectives outside the means of conventional forces.

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Left pix shows the modern Aust SAS in action somewhere...........Right pix shows Aust SAS unit in Vietnam war

The Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) is a Special Forces regiment modeled on the original British SAS and also drawing on the traditions of the Australian World War II 'Z' Special Force commando unit, as well as the Independent Companies which were active in the South Pacific during the same period. It is based at Campbell Barracks, Swan Bourne, Perth, Western Australia and is a unit of the Royal Australian Corps of Infantry, part of the Australian Defense Force. They have been widely regarded as one of the better special forces units in the world.
The regimental motto is Who Dares Wins.

Roles
The SAS Regiment currently has two primary roles, reconnaissance and Counter-Terrorism

Reconnaissance
In the reconnaissance role the SASR typically operates in small patrols which have the task of infiltrating enemy-held territory and providing intelligence on enemy troop movements. In this role the SASR generally seeks to avoid directly engaging enemy units, though SAS Soldiers will call in air and other support to destroy enemy units whenever possible. SASR reconnaissance patrols can be inserted by air, land or sea (including by submarine) and have proven capable of covering large distances in jungle and desert terrain.

Counter-terrorism
In the Counter-Terrorism role the SASR specializes in tasks such as hostage rescue (including boarding moving ships). In contrast with the SASR's reconnaissance role, when operating in the counter terrorism role SASR units appear to be trained to use maximum force to overcome their opponents. The SASR provides Tactical Assault Group (West), with the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) providing Tactical Assault Group (East).

The SASRs three 'sabre squadrons' rotate between the reconnaissance and Counter-Terrorism roles. Two squadrons are maintained in the reconnaissance role with the remaining squadron filling the Counter-Terrorism role. Rotations occur every 12 months, so each squadron fulfills the Counter-Terrorism role and configuration every three years. Reports that the squadron filling the Counter-Terrorism role is always designated 1 Squadron are incorrect.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JRqK2dFQCg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1eFdXnCfmQ&feature=related
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1st Commando Regiment is a mixed regular and reservist commando regiment of the Australian Army. It is part of the Australian Special Operations Command (SOCOMD).

Organization
The Unit headquarters is located in Randwick, New South Wales. 1 Commando Company (1 Cdo Coy) is located in HMAS Penguin, Balmoral, NSW. 2 Cdo Coy is located in the historic Fort Gellibrand at Williamstown, VIC. 301 Signal Squadron (301 Sig Sqn) has its headquarters at Randwick and elements of the squadron are located in Sydney and Melbourne with each Cdo Coy. 1 Cdo Regt is organized similarly to 4th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment (Cdo) (4 RAR (Cdo)), which is a regular Commando unit also serving in SOCOMD. The commando companies are made up of a headquarters, two commando platoons, a reconnaissance platoon, a training platoon and integral combat service support elements.

Specialist Equipment
1 Cdo Regt is equipped with a range of weapon systems that allow it to tailor requirements based on mission specifics. Key equipment are Zodiac F470 inflatable boats, Australian Commando Operational Watercraft (known as COWs - aluminum hulled jet boats) and other small craft such as the Klepper folding kayak.

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The 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment or 4 RAR (Cdo), is one of the battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment and is one of only three combat capable groups within the Australian Special Operations Command (the other two being the SASR and 1st Commando). It is the only battalion of the Australian Army which requires members to undergo a rigorous selection process prior to gaining entry. Training for 4RAR upon completion of the commando training course consists of several more specialist school including urban and maritime operations, climbing, special forces weapons, and jump school as well as others.

Some tasks a commando may be required to perform include but are not limited to:

- Accurately employ a range of advanced weapon systems (including night aiming devices);
- Fight at close quarters with weapons;
- Participate in a Commando fighting patrol in both urban and rural operations;
- Destroy targets using explosives;
- Parachute onto land or into water;
- Participate in Tactical Air Land Operations from both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft;
- Embark and disembark from Commando amphibious insertion craft in surf (beach and rocky landings) and from parent craft;
- Ascend and descend vertical obstacles using military roping and caving ladder climbing techniques;
- Operate intra-platoon communications equipment;
- Conduct manual entry to urban structures;
- Comply with the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC), Rules of Engagement (ROE) and adhere to Orders for Opening Fire (OFOF);
- Conduct airborne rappelling and fast roping (including suspended extraction); and
- Operate Commando amphibious boats as coxswain / bowman as part of a flotilla.

Organization
4RAR(Cdo)

- Battalion HQ
- A Company
- B Company
- C Company
- Tactical Assault Group (East)
- 126 Signal Squadron
- Operations Support Company
- Logistics Support Company

Video Clip of Aust. Commando

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB8DwvU3xDg
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Subject: Which Special Forces are the best?

Post A
We know that Seals (while Vietnam) and SBS are very good units (but an American officer who worked regularly with them told me that most of the Seals team 6 were very too young and too much sure to be the best...), but for example Russian top unit in Chetchenia do a very hard and operational work, they are probably very well trained and realistic context more difficult than in Iraq I think...) We don't know all top units in the world and it depend on the years, sometimes a SAS squad is may be a very good unit and 5 years after the same squad with other people is not as well... To want to say what unit is the best is really stupid, Seals are good, but remember all the mistakes they did in Grenada, Somalia...CAUSE THEIR OFFICERS, may be... Do you know that COMMANDO HUBERT and GIGN (Squad of them not the total unit...another problem) liberated yet hostages in a very hard situation in a grotto, big battles with a lot of deads rebel people and wounded ans deads french soldiers...do you know the great job did by Commando Hubert in ex-Yugoslavia, the liberated hostages and arrested several war criminals... Do you know that the French Naval commandos do the same job like the famaous devgroup? they taste with civilian uniform the protection of nuclear bases and submarines...since before the davegroup... Do you know that Marcinko asked GIGN to train his group? Do you know that the dream of the HQ Seals is to create inside the Seals a very little unit who will work like the French and Italian combat divers? The mission of the Seal Officer who is actually in the COMMANDO HUBERT is to give to the Seals the best knowledges to become them real combat divers, it is the true, I am sorry. We will never know who is the best unit and why you want to know that, we will see the story... Remember Delta and the big failure of the Iran raid in the 80'... How to say who is the best? with witch criteria (individual, tactical, collectively, operations with success?...) can we judge who is the best?
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U.S. Army Delta Force and The British SAS are the most capable SF units in the world, especially when it comes to counter-terrorism. Italian, Austrian, German GSG9 are glorified SWAT teams.

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What makes a good special forces unit? My opinion, not in order. Quality of men entering the unit; (high standards, so the few that enter 'know' they are an elite group, as well as building respect and espirit de corps. Flexibilty on equipping: Having the freedom and budget to go and get what they want, rather than waiting for regular procurment process. Credibility: The spec op unit has to have a high degree of credibility with the potential enemy, the regular forces and friendly forces. If the french sent the FFL to work with the SAS, they simply wouldn't have the credibility- though the training, selection etc might be as tough. Trust: Two directions. The Government must trust the unit to achieve the objective without embarrassing the govt. That means understanding the role, limitations and strenghts of the unit. Trust2: The Unit must trust the Government not to hang them out to dry if anything goes wrong. Spec ops are high risk, and if commanders feel that they will be blamed if something goes wrong, they wiil take a lower risk alternative. Who dares, wins and all that Jazz. Higher command having a good understanding of their role in operations: The SAS were used as a full squadron in Afganistan, which in their view was a waste since a troop and a regular infantry unit could have done the job. Using the Spetz. as riot troops, ditto. Training! Constant, realistic, expensive, technicolour, psyco-conditioning, Brain draining, meticulous, failure-accepting, improvement-demanding, Training. Confidentiality. Having the press blaring out every success, and harping on every failure, is not good for morale. (Irish Rangers never say they're a ranger. They always say that they're in their former unit.) And finally: Interoperability. A spec op unit has to be able to communicate and work with every unit in the regular forces. There is no point in having a Spec ops, if they cannot 'embed' into a infantry battlegroup to amplify the damage, or to have the infantry around to trake advantage of their operations. (example) I suppose this leads into the area of what are the roles of spec ops: As razor tips for a spearhead, sabotaging and a securing high value targets before the regulars arrive, or as independant strategic assets, doing tasks where a regular unit simply cannot go.

Post D
Perhaps we should consider where the different Special Forces recruit from. For instance, the SBS recruits people to move up from the SAS, but not vice-versa, so we can call the SBS more elite. Likewise, while people occasionally go from US Army Delta to SEALs, the movement is largely in the opposite direction. The German and Italian units often recruit out of their MPs, and furthermore do more police functions, so I think we can dismiss them as being the equal of true combat warriors. Spetz forces in Russia are another matter. Some of their most elite combat forces proved themselves the equal or superior of any force on earth in Afghanistan indeed, rumors say that the US military SF capabilities and defense was evaluated after learning of their performance there. While the Russian military as a whole did not perform well, the excellent performance of some of the best forces MAY excel any others experience. This is clearly debatable. Whether the Russian weapons are keeping up with their western equivalents might be taken into account too the US SF call in air strikes and use more advanced explosives and have satellite recon, better intelligence, and the generally superior arsenals at their disposal. This alone may make them better. I wonder, though, if elite nature is the best judgment criteria. Ill leave that to others. The mission matters as much in defining best. Delta forces have water training, but not to the extent of the SEALs (as should be obvious even to a casual observer). Likewise, SEALs can deploy from helicopters (a Delta favorite) but perhaps not as well. The same distinctions may be draw from longer missions vs. shorter missions. In Nam, it was said in the delta that Greenies (Green Berets) took the long missions, SEALs the medium ones, and recon groups the short ones. Whether or not this is true I will leave to others. Certain commando units dont have the same field endurance as behind the lines based units, who in turn may not be as good at strike & extractions missions. So does the specialized training. Some Delta operators probably cant pass the undersea SEALs training, and some SEALs probably dont have the footspeed to pass the Delta sprinting requirements, to name one point. Perhaps is would be more appropriate to evaluate them as being suited to do what they are experts in. Perhaps not. Maybe we should just leave this conversation be. By the way, svaba et al, killing large numbers of people really is not a good measure of unit quality. Lets not judge the quality of units by how many people they have massacured its not accurate or effective. Same goes to prestige, which has been suggested on here before. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has some plenty elite forces, but few civilians have ever heard of it. That lack of movie flash doesnt mean JSOC isnt as capable or not as elite. Its hardly the only example.


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Elite Troops Disbanded For Disloyalty

August 2006: In response to their participation in yet another coup attempt, the special operations forces (SOCOM) will be greatly reduced in size. Filipino SOCOM contains Special Forces, Airborne troops and the Scout Rangers. In addition, there are several battalions of marines, who have also participated in coups against the government. The coup attempt last February resulted in a decision to reduce SOCOM to just one battalion each for Special Forces and Rangers. SOCOM was reduced in size after a 1989 coup attempt, but some units were later revived. While SOCOM is useful for fighting terrorists and various rebel groups, the officers commanding such units have too often been the guys who felt that a military dictatorship would help the country.

August 17, 2006: The army warned that it had found several camps in the south where terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah was apparently training terrorists how to make bombs. The army is trying to obtain more precise information, and has warned that this training activity may indicate another terrorist bombing campaign is on the way.

August 16, 2006: In the south, about a hundred NPA rebels attacked a police station, but were driven away by the dozen cops inside. This was the first time such an NPA attack was driven off. The NPA usually assembles an overwhelming forces for an attack on a police station, which is carried out to capture weapons and equipment. In this case, the twelve policemen on duty help off the NPA until reinforcements arrived. This is the eleventh NPA attack on a police station this year.

August 12, 2006: Civilians called on the army to keep several hundred MILF gunmen out of their villages. The MILF fired on the soldiers, and four rebels, and two soldiers were killed.

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IDF 's Elite units

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The S-13 (shorthand for "Shayetet 13") is considered one of the top-three SF units in Israel (along with Sayeret Matkal (the General Staff Special Unit) and Sayeret Shaldag (the air force special unit)). The S-13 is part of the Navy of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

From the early 1980's the unit became increasingly involved in the LIC in Lebanon, demonstrating an excellent track record of dozens of successful operations each year, without casualties. Typical missions at the time were interdiction of terrorists' vessels, blowing up enemy headquarters and key facilities, conducting ambushes and planting explosives in terrorists routes.

In the late 1980's the IDF realized that it wasn't exploiting the full potential of S'13 operators. So S'13 officers were encouraged to assume commanding positions in other SF units. This was especially done in new units, which needed to quickly gain operational readiness. Such units were Sayeret Duvdevan and Sayeret Shimshon, which were formed in the late 1980's and Sayeret Egoz, which was formed in the mid 1990's. All three units were appointed CO and other senior officers from S'13.

In recent years, S'13 was heavily involved in the LIC in the Territories. Its operators conducted maritime missions such as interception of terrorists ships carrying weapons and explosives as well as numerous highly complex CT missions. Due to S'13 increased land warfare deployment, the unit now place more emphasis on land based CT and CQB .

On September 8, 1997 the unit suffered a serious blow during a raid in Lebanon, when it was caught in a Hezbollah ambush and 11 of its soldiers were killed, including the unit commander.

In recent years, it was discovered that S-13 veterans had high occurrence of cancer, probably due to training in the polluted Kishon River & Haifa Bay. A commission for investigating the matter didn't find statistical evidences that the diving in the Kishon caused the cancer. However, Minister of Defence Shaul Mofaz decided to compensate the divers' families in spite of the commission findings.

S-13 is considered one of the best units in the Israeli Defence Force and has a strong positive reputation with the Israeli public.





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http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=101396

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Pros & Cons of US Special Forces

DELTA- the best counter terrorism unit that the US has. there is no doubt about that. it is solely trained for that

SEALS- trained for a variety of covert operations. they use the sea as an escape(advantage). many people will stay away from the sea and see it as a wall but not the SEALS.
Also SEAL team 6 is an effective CT unit.

Rangers-I do not see Rangers as a SF. They are trained more than regular infantry, but they are not specialized to be a SF

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GSG9 is a swat team.
While every how do i say....erm....police area in germany has it's own swat team, the GSG9 is the only one that has the ability to operate across the country.They are commanded by the police forces.Soldiers who want to join them have to actually QUIT the army and join the police force before even undergoing the selection.

The German have their KSK though.

And yea the rangers are well elite infantry.Something like our guards units.
Green berets are will.....different...hah. Those guys can live with the local population.The are suppose to blend in heh.
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The Green Berets
The story behind the Green Berets

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Click this link to read on....
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http://www.goarmy.com/special_forces/equipment.jsp

The Green Berets A Team in action:
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Special Forces soldiers are trained to perform the following missions:

Unconventional Warfare (UW):
A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held, enemy-controlled or politically sensitive territory. UW includes, but is not limited to, the interrelated fields of guerilla warfare, evasion and escape, subversion, sabotage, and other operations of a low visibility, covert or clandestine nature. Conduct a broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations.
Long-duration, indirect activities including guerrilla warfare and other offensive, low visibility, or clandestine operations.
Mostly conducted by indigenous forces organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by special operations forces.

Direct Action (DA):
Either overt or covert action against an enemy force. Seize, damage, or destroy a target; capture or recover personnel or material in support of strategic/operational objectives or conventional forces.
Short-duration, small-scale offensive actions.
May require raids, ambushes, direct assault tactics; emplace mines and other munitions; conduct standoff attacks by firing from air, ground, or maritime platforms; designate or illuminate targets for precision-guided munitions; support for cover and deception operations; or conduct independent sabotage normally inside enemy-held territory.

Special Reconnaissance (SR):
Special Forces teams are infiltrated behind enemy lines to provide the theater commander with intelligence on the enemy or to gather information on the terrain, local populace, etc. of an area. Verify, through observation or other collection methods, information concerning enemy capabilities, intentions, and activities in support of strategic/operational objectives or conventional forces.
Reconnaissance and surveillance actions conducted at strategic or operational levels to complement national and theater-level collection efforts.
Collect meteorological, hydrographic, geographic, and demographic data; provide target acquisition, area assessment, and post-strike reconnaissance data.

Foreign Internal Defense (FID):
operations are designed to help friendly developing nations by working with host country military and police forces to improve their technical skills, understanding of human rights issues, and to help with humanitarian and civic action projects. FID missions assist another government in any action program taken to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, and insurgency.
U.S. government interagency activity to foster internal development of economic, social, political, and military segments of a nations structure.
Train, advise, and assist host-nation military and paramilitary forces.

Counter terrorism (CT):
Offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorism. Preempt or resolve terrorist incidents. Interagency activity using highly specialized capabilities.
Psychological Operations (PSYOP):
Induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to U.S. objectives. Influence emotions, motives, and behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

Civil Affairs (CA):
Establish, maintain, influence, or exploit relations among military forces, civil authorities, and civilian populations to facilitate military operations.
May be conducted as stand-alone operations or in support of a larger force.
May include military forces assuming functions normally the responsibility of the local
government.

Coalition Warfare/Support:
Ensures the ability of a wide variety of foreign troops to work together effectively, in a wide variety of military exercises or operations such as Operation Desert Storm. Draws upon the SOF soldier's maturity, military skills, language skills and cultural awareness.

Humanitarian and Civic Action (HCA):
SOF soldiers' diversified military skills, language capabilities and cultural training make them a natural choice for supporting humanitarian and civic action Operations.
Other Individual Missions
Besides the individual skills of operations and intelligence, communications, medical aid, engineering and weapons, each Special Forces soldier is taught to train, advise, and assist host-nation military or paramilitary forces. Special Forces soldiers are highly skilled operators, trainers, and teachers. Area-oriented, these soldiers are specially trained in their area's native language and culture.

Other Special Operations Missions
In addition to the above specialized missions, the various Special Operations Commands must:

Prepare assigned forces to carry out special operations missions as required and, if directed, plan for and conduct special operations.

Develop doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for special operations forces.

Conduct specialized courses of instruction for all special operations forces.

Train assigned forces and ensure inter-operability of equipment and forces.

Monitor the preparedness of special operations forces assigned to other unified commands.

Develop and acquire unique special operations forces equipment, material, supplies and services.

Monitor the promotion, assignments, retention, training and professional development of all special operations forces personnel.



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Hello,
first time posting here, hehe
would like to expand a bit on the Indonesian SF

Intro
Indonesia could be said to have one of the largest SF formation in the world.
To make it easier to follow, I'll break it down into several categories

SF groupings
Kopassus of the TNI AD
Kopaska of the TNI AL (non Marinir)
Paskhas of the TNI AU

specialized units
Kesatuan Gurita, combat swimmer formation of the TNI AL
Yontaifib, recon unit of the Kor Marinir
Tontaipur, recon unit of Kostrad
Paspampres, president's bodyguards, drawn from all arms of TNI

shock troops
Kor Marinir of TNI AL
Kostrad of TNI AD
Raider battalions of TNI AD, airmobile
Brigade Mobil or Brimob of POLRI
several of the formations above have battalions of airborne qualified personnel

CT/HR teams
Den Jala Mengkara or Denjaka of TNI AL, drawn from Taifib and Kopaska
Den 81 of Kopassus
Den Bravo of Paskhas
Den 88 of POLRI, trained and financed by the US to combat terror in Indonesia

BIN, or Badan Intelijen Nasional, most probably have their own team of assassins and direct action personnel

up next, Malaysian SF!

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Hi Matthew,
Welcome to MNs...keep us posted !!



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Posted: Sep 10 2006, 06:28 PM


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Welcome Matthew,

Some interesting infor on the Indonesian SF....would I be right to say that their Kopassus are their premier SF?


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Okay, next on the menu, Malaysian SF

Intro
Malaysian SF are highly regarded in the art of jungle warfare, and several western SF groups regularly sends their troopers to the Malaysian's PULADA (army school) and PULPAK (SF school) to learn about jungle warfare from them, with the US (wearing British uniforms) starting as early as in the 70s, when the JWS (the current PULADA) was still under the British
Several instructors from PULADA are also regularly posted to jungle warfare schools in Alaska and Hawaii to teach the US forces the art of tracking and jungle survival

I'll follow the same format as above the make the rest easier to follow

SF groupings
Gerup Gerak Khas or GGK of the Malaysian Army
PASKAL of the Navy
PASKAU of the Air Force
PGK of Royal Malaysian Police, consisting of VAT69 and UTK, with VAT69 specializing in jungle warfare and UTK in urban ops, despite being a civil SF, all are airborne qualified

specialized units
Senoi Praaq of the Police, all aborigines unit, jungle trackers extraordinaire, were used as mercenaries by the CIA (at the time the Senoi Praaq were still under the British) in jungle operations in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam war. Many were stranded there and had to find their own way back to Malaysia when the US calls it quit and left. Sad to say only a handful make it sad.gif
CPK of the Army, SF qualified military police
RKPT of the Army, under Military Intel, looking at their past records, probably trained for wetwork ops, little is known about this secretive unit, except that many of the members are SF qualified
SOPASUS of the GGK, cell sized units, trained for counter terrorisme and black ops

shock troops
RDF or the using the Malay acronym, PAC, consisting of 10 Para Brigade of the Army, as well as all the SF groups, all airborne and airmobile qualified

CT/HR teams
CT/HR team of GGK, maybe they are known as ULK, or maybe not
SST of PASKAU
CT/HR teams of PASKAL,VAT69 and UTK

a couple of weeks back, the Navy SEALs boys trained with a newly established SF unit under the Malaysian Marine Police, and found them to be quite good! this series of exercises will probably be expanded in the future

hope this will shed some light on previously unknown units of the Malaysian SF!
up next, Philippines SF?

Matthew1045
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thanks for all the welcomes, biggrin.gif

Sayeret,
yes, Kopassus could be regarded as their premier SF group, since it is the largest and also the most experienced
in the early days, many of Indonesian SF groups had to pass the Kopassus's SF qualification course to be SF qualified (now many do this in house)
many other countries in the Asia Pacific also sent their SF troopers here for this super tough course, where for the final phase, you had to trek across Java with very minimal equipments smile.gif
I'm not sure if the any Singaporeans Commandos went for this though, any info from fellow MNs?

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QUOTE (Callsign 24 Seira @ Sep 2 2006, 12:53 PM)
Elite Troops Disbanded For Disloyalty

August 2006: In response to their participation in yet another coup attempt, the special operations forces (SOCOM) will be greatly reduced in size. Filipino SOCOM contains Special Forces, Airborne troops and the Scout Rangers. In addition, there are several battalions of marines, who have also participated in coups against the government. The coup attempt last February resulted in a decision to reduce SOCOM to just one battalion each for Special Forces and Rangers. SOCOM was reduced in size after a 1989 coup attempt, but some units were later revived. While SOCOM is useful for fighting terrorists and various rebel groups, the officers commanding such units have too often been the guys who felt that a military dictatorship would help the country.

August 17, 2006: The army warned that it had found several camps in the south where terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah was apparently training terrorists how to make bombs. The army is trying to obtain more precise information, and has warned that this training activity may indicate another terrorist bombing campaign is on the way.

August 16, 2006: In the south, about a hundred NPA rebels attacked a police station, but were driven away by the dozen cops inside. This was the first time such an NPA attack was driven off. The NPA usually assembles an overwhelming forces for an attack on a police station, which is carried out to capture weapons and equipment. In this case, the twelve policemen on duty help off the NPA until reinforcements arrived. This is the eleventh NPA attack on a police station this year.

August 12, 2006: Civilians called on the army to keep several hundred MILF gunmen out of their villages. The MILF fired on the soldiers, and four rebels, and two soldiers were killed.

strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20060818.aspx?comments=Y

Ouch, hate politicians who "kills" Special Ops Units directly.


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Hi Matthew, there could be some candidates from the past that went for the course, but not too sure about the "new generation" troopers.

With your knowledge perhaps you can add more dimension and input into failed threads that discussed where our own SF / Commandos stand amongst the region's different SF / Commandos.

But before that happens, perhaps you can shed some light on the Thai SF. I don't in depth knowledge on them. except that they are really rugged, tough and resourceful. Their fieldcraft, fire movement is good, except that their equipment wise isn't that fantastic. but still they make do and in many aspects they are superior to us. but we have an upperhand with the tech-stuff to help offset the advantages in human skills. Pls do share with us Matthew.


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I'll do a quick recap of Philippine SF before we go for the next item on the menu, Thai SF! (maybe)
same format as my previous posts

Intro
Philippines SF is in unfortunate situation of having to contend with the long and bloody struggle againts the NPA and Muslim rebels
while these SF units have done a fairly good job of controlling the situation, the only way to solve this problem probably would be for the the government to try having a real dialogue with these rebels and try to address their grievances, instead of merely using these dialogues as a way of prolonging the "ceasefire", without any clear objectives to follow
well enough of politics

SF groupings
Scout Ranger Reg or SRR of the Army, could be said the premier SF unit here, many of the members are well trained, have high fighting spirit, and are not afraid to innovate based on past experiences. Unfortunately the leadership have the tendecy to be embroiled in coup plots, resulting in virtual disbandment each time that happens sad.gif
Special Forces Reg or SFR of the Army, almost similar to the role that the 5th SFG played in Vietnam, substitute the CIDG there with CVO and CAFGU here. That's not to say they are just "advisors" though, when a more hands on approach is needed, they'll do that too
SWAG of the Navy, Philippines's own Navy SEALs
SPOW of the Air Force
SAF of the Philippines National Police

specialized units
A-20 of the Army, the Delta Force equivalent for the AFP
SFR Riverine Battalion, as the name says
Force Recon Bns of the PMC

shock troops
Philippines Marines Corps or PMC, very experienced, but perhaps not very well supported by the government in terms of funding
Light Reaction Company or LRC, just established a few years back, trained by the 1st dan 19th SFG, among others

CT/HR teams
A-20
LRC, needs more brushing up this one, but we'lll work on it
HR team of SWAG and SAF

well, most of the major ones are here, I've left some of the lesser known ones out, mostly ones under psy ops and intel

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