SPECIAL OPERATIONS: UNITS

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Albania

Reparti i Neutralizimit te Elementit te Armatosur (RENEA)

Reparti i Operacioneve Speciale (ROS)

Shqiponjat

Batalioni Special Commando

Regiment Commando

FNSH

Republican Guard Operative Company

Reparti Special i Farkes

Port Authority Security Force

Algeria

Groupe d’Intervention Spécial (GIS)

Argentina

Army

Special Operations Forces Group

601st Commando Company

602nd Commando Company

601st Air Assault Regiment

Rapid Deployment Force (FDR)

Navy

Tactical Divers Group (APBT)

Amphibious Commandos Group (APCA)

Air Force

Special Operations Group (GOE)

Australia

Special Operations Command

Australian Special Air Service Regiment (ASAS)

Tactical Assault Group (West) (TAG West)

4th (Commando) Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR [Cdo])

Tactical Assault Group (East) (TAG East)

1st Commando Regiment

Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSU’s)

Incident Response Regiment

171st Aviation Squadron

Navy

Clearance Diving Team

Austria

Einsatzkommando Cobra (EKO Cobra)

Jagdkommando

Bangladesh

Army Commandos

Para-Commandos

Presidential Guard Regiment

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)

Special Security Forces

Belgium

Belgian Army Special Forces Group (SFG)

Belgian Army Para-Commandos

Federal Police Special Units (former SIE/ESI)

Bolivia

Polivalente

Bosnia

Crni Labudovi (Black Swans)

Patriotska Liga (Patriotic League)

Botswana

SSG

Brazil

Brigada de Operações Especiais

1º Batalhão de Forcas Especiais

1º Batalhão de Ações de Comandos

Centro de Instrução de Operações Especiais

Comando de Operações Táticas

Força de Ação Rápida

PELOPES

COMANF

GRUMEC

GERR

PARA-SAR

Grupo de Ações Táticas Especiais

Projeto Talon

Bulgaria

Naval specialized research and analysis division

Canada

Main article: Canadian special forces

Devil’s Brigade (World War II)

Canadian Airborne Regiment (Disbanded 1995)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM)

Canadian Special Operations Regiment (Formed summer 2006)

Joint Task Force 2 (JTF-2)

Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Company (JNBCD Company)

427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS)

China, People’s Republic of

Army

People’s Liberation Army Special Operations Forces

Air Force

15th Airborne Corps

Police

Immediate Action Unit (IAU)

Special Police Unit (SPU)

Colombia

Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEUR)

Brigada de Fuerzas Especiales

Compañías Contra Guerrilleros Urbanos

Centro de Información Anti-Extorsión y Secuestros (CIAES)

Grupo Operacional Contra Extorsión y Secuestros (GOES)

Grupo Anti-Secuestro de Aviones (GASDA)

Grupo de Comandos Anfibios (GCA)

Grupos de Acción Unificada por la Libertad Personal (GAULA)

Comando de Operaciones Especiales (COPES)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

10th Special Infantry Brigade

Costa Rica

Unidad de Intervención Especial (UIE)

Croatia

Bojna za specijalna djelovanja

Prvi hrvatski gardijski zdrug

Antiteroristicka jedinica Lucko

Czech Republic

7th Reconnaissance Battalion

Denmark

Frømandskorpset

Jægerkorpset

Slædepatruljen Sirius

Ecuador

Special Forces Brigade

Egypt

Unit 777

El Salvador

Comando Especial Anti-Terrorista (CEAT)

Grupo de Reacción Policial (GRP)

Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOE)

Eritrea

Eritrean Special Forces (accepts female members)

Estonia

K-Commando

Ethiopia

205th Commando Brigade

206th Commando Brigade

Agazi Commando Division

Fiji

Police Tactical Response Unit

Finland

Erillinen Pataljoona 4 (Continuation War)

Karhu Ryhmä (Bear Force)

Sissikomppaniat

Utti Jaeger Regiment

France

Army

Brigade des Forces Spéciales Terre (BFST)

13ème Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes (13ème RDP)

1er Régiment Parachutiste d’Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa)

Détachement ALAT des Opérations Spéciales (DAOS)

11éme Régiment Parachutiste d’Intervention (disbanded)

Escadrille des Operations Spéciales (EOS)

Groupement Spéciale Autonome (GSA)

Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes (GCP)

Air Force

Commando Parachutiste de l’Air (CPA 10, 20, and 30)

Escadrille des Helicopteres Speciaux (EHS)

Recherche et Sauvetage au Combat (RSC)

Navy

Naval Commandos

French Foreign Legion

Detachement d’Intervention Operationnelle Subaquatique (DINOPS)

Gendarmerie

Escadron Parachutiste d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (EPIGN)

Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN)

National Police

Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID)

Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure

Division des Operations Spéciales (DOS)

Germany

WWII

Brandenburgers

Army

Division Spezielle Operationen

Fernspählehrkompanie 200

Luftlandebrigade 26 (Airborne Brigade)

Luftlandebrigade 31 (Airborne Brigade)

Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK)

Division Luftbewegliche Operationen

luftbewegliche Brigade 1 (Air Assault Brigade)

Navy

Spezialisierte Einsatzkräfte Marine (SEK M)

Kampfschwimmer (Combat Diver)

Minentaucher

Boarding-Spezialisten

Marineschutzkräfte (Fleet Protection Group)

Air Force

Objektschutzregiment

CSAR (planned)

Federal Police

Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG-9)

State Police

Spezialeinsatzkommando (SEK)

Customs Police

Zentrale Unterstützungsgruppe Zoll (ZUZ)

Greece

Army

Eidiko Tmima Alexiptotiston (Special Paratrooper Unit, ETA)

Z Moira Amfivion Katadromon (Z Amphibious Raider Squadron, Z MAK)

575 Tagma Pezonavton (575 Marine Battalion, 575TPN)

Navy

Dioikisi Ypovrihion Katastrofon (Underwater Demolitions Command, DYK)

Air Force

31 Moira Eidikon Epiheiriseon (31st Special Operations Squadron, 31 MEE)

Police

EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit)

Coast Guard

OEA

Guatemala

Kaibiles

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Honduras

Batallon de Fuerzas Especiales

TESON

Iceland

Police

Víkingasveitin (Viking Squad / Special Operations Unit of the National Commissioner)

Coast Guard

Ordinance disposal Unit / Frogman team

India

Army

Para Commandos

Navy

Marine Commando Force

Air Force

Garud Commando Force

Counter-Terrorist Units

National Security Guard

Other units

Special Frontier Force

Special Protection Group

Indonesia

Army / TNI AD

Kopassus (Komando Pasukan Khusus / Army Special Force) TNI AD

Tontaipur (Peleton Intai Tempur / The combat and reconnaissance platoon) Kostrad TNI AD

Batalyon Raiders (Raiders Battalions) TNI AD

Navy / TNI AL

Kopaska (Komando Pasukan Katak / Navy combat swimer / UDTs) TNI AL

Marine Corp / Korps Marinir TNI AL

Denjaka (Detasemen Jala Mengkara / Maritime Anti Terror) TNI AL

Taifib (Intai Amphibi / Marine Reconnaissance) Korps Marinir TNI AL

Air Force / TNI AU

Detasemen Bravo (Modelled on the British SAS) Paskhas TNI AU

Police / POLRI

Detasemen Khusus 88 (National Police Special Detacement 88 Counter-terrorism)

Ireland

Emergency Response Unit (ERU)

Irish Army Rangers (accepts female members)

Israel

Defense Force (IDF)

General Staff (GS)

Unit 101 (disbanded)

Sayeret Matkal

Unit 8200

Combat Corps (CCH) (MAFHASH, Hebrew)

Sayeret Yahalom (Diamond)

Sayeret Egoz (Nut)

Sayeret Duvdevan (Cherry)

Sayeret Tsanhanim (Paratroopers)

Sayeret Golani (of the Golan [heights])

Sayeret Yael (Chamois)

Sayeret Shaked (Almond)

Duhifat

Unit Oketz (Sting)

Alpinistim (Alpinists)

Special Air Force Units (SAU) (KA’AM, Hebrew)

Sayeret Shaldag

Unit 5707 (TSASAM, Target Acquisition Unit)

Unit 669 (YEHIDAT HILUTZ, Extrication Unit)

Special Sea Corps Units (SSU) (SHAYETET, Hebrew)

Shayetet 13 (13th Flotilla)

YALTAM (Underwater Task Force)

Commandos Yamit

Police

YAMAM (Special Police Unit)

Force 100

Italy

Carabinieri

Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (GIS)

State Police

Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS)

Guardia di Finanza

AntiTerrorismo Pronto Impiego(AT-PI)

Army

9th Parachute Assault Regiment “Col Moschin”

185th Parachute Reconnaissance Regiment “Folgore”

4th Alpini Parachute Regiment “Monte Cervino”

Navy

Comando Raggruppamento Subacquei ed Incursori “Teseo Tesei” (COMSUBIN)

Air Force

Reparto Incursori dell’Aeronautica Militare (RIAM)

Fucilieri dell’Aria

Japan

Army

1st Airborne Brigade

Guide Unit

Special Operations Group

S Unit

Western Army Infantry Regiment

Ranger Platoon

Kazakhstan

Aristan

Spetznaz Brigade

Kenya

D Company, 20th Parachute Battalion

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Light Infantry Training Guidance Bureau

Korea, Republic of

ROK Army Special Operations Command

ROK Army 707th Special Mission Unit (White Tiger)

ROKMC 1st Special Reconnaissance Battalion (Sharkmen)

ROKMC Force Reconnaissance

ROK Navy 56th Special Warfare Brigade

ROK Air Force 6th CCT/CSAR

Kuwait

10th Commando Battalion

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Special Forces (Scorpion)

Latvia

OMEGA

Specialo uzdevumu vieniba (SUV)

Lebanon

Army Commando Regiment

Marine Commando Regiment

Police

Fuhud (Panthers) (Special Police Unit)

Lithuania

Aras

Aitvaras

Pasienio SPB

Macedonia

Skorpii (Scorpions)

Volci (Wolfs)

Malaysia

Army

10 Paratrooper Brigade

Grup Gerak Khas (GGK (Special Strike Group))

11 Rejimen Gerak Khas

21 Regimen Komando

22 Regimen Komando

Navy/TLDM

Paskal

Air Force/TUDM

Paskau

Force Protection Team Paskau

Skuadron Sayap Tempur (Assault Wings Squadrons) Paskau

Police/PDRM

Pasukan Gerakan Khas (Malaysian Police SWAT, Special Counter Terrorism Police )

Malta

Armed Forces

C (Special Duties) Company (1st Regiment, Armed Forces)

Rapid Deployment Team (2nd Regiment, Armed Forces)

Police

Special Assignments Group

Mexico

Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE)

Fuerzas Especiales (FES)

Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales del Alto Mando (High Command GAFE)

Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOPES)

Netherlands

Army

Korps Commandotroepen (KCT)

Marine Corps

Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid (BBE)

7th Troop (integrated with British SBS)

Mountain Leader Platoon (integrated with British ML)

New Zealand

Special Air Service of New Zealand (NZSAS)

Norway

Army

Norwegian Army Special Forces (Hærens jegerkommando, HJK)

Norwegian Army Paratroopers (Fallskjermjegere)

Norwegian Special Force (Forsvarets spesialkommando, FSK)

Navy

Naval Ranger Branch (Marinens jegervåpen)

Norwegian Naval Special Forces (Marinejegerkommandoen, MJK)

Norwegian Coastal Ranger Command (Kystjegerkommandoen, KJK)

Norwegian Mine Diver Command (Minedykkerkommandoen)

Tactical Boat Squadron

Air Force

720 Squadron

Pakistan

Special Services Group

Peru

Navy

Fuerza de Operaciones Especiales (FOES)

Unidad Especial de Combate (UEC)

Agrupamiento de Comandos Anfibios

Philippines

Light Reaction Battalion

1st Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) (SFR “A”)

1st Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR)

Philippine Marine Corps Force Recon Battalion

Special Warfare Group

710th Special Operations Wing

Special Action Force

Special Reaction Unit

Philippine National Police Aviation Security Command

National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Terrorist Division

Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group

Poland

1st Special Commando Regiment

GROM (Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego)

6th Airborne Brigade (6 Brygada Desantowo-Szturmowa im. Gen. Sosabowskiego)

Grupa Specjalna Pletwonurków (GSP)

Pododdzialy Antyterrorystyczne (Zarzad Operacji
Antyterrorystycznych, ZOA KGP)

4101st Paratroop Battalion (LRRP units)

Portugal

Army

Comandos (Commandos)

Special Operations Troops (Portuguese Rangers)

Companhia de Precursores (Pathfinder Company, Precs)

Navy

Fuzileiros (Marines)

Destacamento de Acções Especiais (Special Actions Detachment, DAE)

Destacamentos de Mergulhadores Sapadores (Combat Divers Detachments)

Air Force

Portuguese Air Force Combat Rescue Teams (Rescom)

Police

Grupo de Operações Especiais (Police Special Operations Group, GOE)

Companhia de Operações Especiais da GNR (Portuguese National Republican Guard Special
Operations Company)

Russia/Soviet Union

Alpha Group (FSB).

Beta Group

Delfin (Dolphin)

Saturn

Kaskad (Cascade)

Grom (Thunder)

Vympel (Pennant, aka Group V) (FSB)

Spetsnaz (Spetsialnoje Naznachenie)

Spetsnaz GRU

Naval infantry Spetsnaz (black berets)

VDV

7th, 76th, 98th, 99th, 103rd, 104th, 105th, and 106th Airborne
Guard Divisions

Independent Air Assault Brigades

45th Distinct Reconnaissance Regiment

MVD

OSNAZ (Rus, Vityaz, Grom)

ODON (Separate Operational Purpose Division)

OMON

OMSN (SOBR)

Berkut (Golden Eagles)

Kondor

SVR

Zaslon

Romania

Detasamentul de Interventie Rapida (MApN)

Paratroopers Command

60th Paratroopers Battalion “Baneasa-Otopeni”

495th Paratroopers Battalion “Captain Stefan Soverth”

498th Paratroopers Battalion “Smaranda Braescu”

Recon

528th Reconnaissance Battalion

313th Reconnaissance Battalion

317th Reconnaissance Battalion

Special Operations Command

Batalionul 1 Operatii Speciale

Batalionul de Informatii (HUMINT)

Departamentul Operatiuni Psihologice (PSY OPS)

Navy

307th Marine Battalion

Scafandri de lupta (Combat Divers)

Saudi Arabia

Special Emergency Force

Serbia

63rd Paratroop Brigade (63. padobranska brigada)

72nd Assault Brigade (72. jurišna brigada)

Singapore

Naval Diving Unit (NDU)

Singapore Commandos

Singapore Special Operations Force (SOF)

Singapore Guards

Slovakia

5th PSU

Slovenia

MORiS

Enota za specialno delovanje

Specialna Enota Policije (SEP)

South Africa

Army

Special Forces Brigade (SFB), commonly known as “Recces” an abbvreviation for
“reconnaissance commandos”.

Police

Special Task Force (STF)

Spain

Army

Mando de Operaciones Especiales (MOE) (Army Special Operations Command)

Bandera de Operaciones Especiales de la Legión (BOEL)(disbanded)

Air Force

Escuadrilla de Zapadores Paracaidistas (EZAPAC)

Escuadrilla de Apoyo al Despliegue Aereo (EADA)

Navy

Unidad Especial de Buceadores de Combate (UEBC)

Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (Special Operations Unit, UOE)

Sri Lanka

Special Task Force (STF)

Special Force (SF)

Special Boat Squadron (SBS)

Sri Lankan Army Commandos

LRRP

Switzerland

Grenadiers

Fallschirmaufklärer (Kompanie 17)

Syria

Special Defence Companies

Republican Guard

Sweden

Särskilda Skyddsgruppen (Special Protection Group)

Fallskärmsjägarskolan (Airborne Rangers)

Svenska amfibiekåren (Marines)

Norrlandsjägarna (Arctic Rangers)

Nationella Insatsstyrkan (Police CT unit)

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Thunder Squad (Police CT unit)

Security Preservation Force

Nighthawks Force (Counter-decapitation unit, Military Police Command)

Aviation and Special Warfare Command

862nd Special Warfare Brigade

Airborne Special Services Company (ASSC)

101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion (ROC Army Frogmen)

Underwater Demolitons Unit (UDU)

Thailand

Royal Thai Special Forces

Royal Thai Air Force Commando Company

Royal Thai Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

Royal Thai Navy SEALs

Thai Royal Guard

Tunisia

GCGN

USGN

Turkey

Bordo Bereliler

Ozel Jandarma Komando Bolugu

Su Alti Taaruz (SAT)

Su Alti Savunma (SAS)

Ukraine

Berkut (Golden Eagles)

United Arab Emirates

Commando Squadron

Police Special Unit

United Kingdom

Special Air Service (SAS)

Special Boat Service (SBS)

Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR)

Units in direct support of UKSF:

Special Forces Support Group (SFSG)

18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment

Special Forces Air Wing

United States

Counter-Terrorist Units

Special Operation Forces

United
States Army

United
States Navy

United States Air
Force

United States
Marine Corps

United States
Coast Guard

Intelligence Community Special Units

Other

Joint Task Forces

Former

U.S. Special Operations Centers, Schools, and Courses

Federal Law Enforcement Special Units

Vatican

Swiss Guard

Venezuela

Brigada de Acciones Especiales (BAE)

Grupo de Acciones Especiales (GAE, GAC)

JCEF

42 Brigada de Paracaidistas

5 División de Infantería de Selva

507 Batallón de Fuerzas Especiales “Coronel Domingo Montes”

107 Batallón de Fuerzas Especiales “General en Jefe José Gregorio Monagas”

Comando de Operaciones Especiales “Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda”

Unidad de Fuerzas Especiales

Vietnam

Ðc công (Special Attack)

Special Units

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