8 most elite military units of the world
• 8 most elite military units of the world
Elite riot - one of the most impressive and trained military units, which can only boast of the world. They go where others fear to set foot soldiers, overcome potential threats, eliminate strategic goals and carry out dangerous missions. They - the best of the best. Although set up a comparative list of these groups is difficult, there are units that are better than others, because of their military personnel undergo strict training, during which filtered out most of the contenders. In today's world, where the size of the country's armed forces are no longer speaks to their effectiveness, these military - hope and support of the state.
In this issue you will find a description of eight of the world's most elite military units. The list is presented in ascending order.
On the eighth group of special purpose Pakistan, better known as "The Black Stork" - because of the unique headgear commanders.
In October 2009, soldiers of the Special Operations Group stormed the office building and rescued 39 people taken hostage by Taliban militants after the attack on the army units.
In seventh place Special Forces Spanish Navy (UOE), which has long remained one of the most esteemed European special forces. Initially the unit was organized as a volunteer amphibious company in 1952, but since then it has developed into an elite special forces unit.
However, to obtain a green beret UOE - not an easy job, and the level of failures ranging from 70 to 80%. Often 100% of the recruits fail the test.
In sixth place - the Russian group "Alpha", one of the best and most famous special forces units in the world. An elite anti-terrorist unit was created by the KGB in 1974 and is under the auspices of its present "followers" - the FSB.
In 2002, Russian special forces and, in particular, a unit "Alfa" were criticized after the operation at the "Nord-Ost" in Moscow Theater 129 hostages died as a result of sleeping gas, intended to eliminate the militants.
The fifth place: of all the anti-terrorist services in the world, few can compare with the intervention group of the French Gendarmerie (GIGN). In the group of 200 persons listed, trained specifically for situations with hostages. Since its founding in 1973, a group of 600 people freed. Post photos of their faces against the law in France.
One of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of the GIGN was the capture of the Great Mosque in Mecca in 1979. Since non-Muslims are forbidden to enter the holy city, a team of three representatives of the GIGN easily converted to Islam, to help the Saudi armed forces to liberate the mosque.
On the fourth place - "Sayeret Matkal" from Israel, yet one of the most elite units in the world. Its main purpose is to gather intelligence, and often it is acting far beyond enemy lines. During the selection of recruits undergo rigorous training and are on constant lookout from doctors and psychologists. The squad will only include the most powerful.
In 2003, an Israeli taxi driver Eliyaahu Gurel was kidnapped after being transported four Palestinians in Jerusalem in his car. But the team "Sayeret Matkal" discovered his whereabouts and took out a 10-meter hole in the territory of an abandoned factory on the outskirts of Ramallah.
Opens the three leaders of the British Special Air Service. Their motto: "The winner is the brave." On the question of the importance of the unit in the Iraq war, the United States Stanley McChrystal said: "The principle. Without them, nothing would have happened. "
On the second place - the English equivalent of "sea lions", Special Boat Service. The selection process includes the toughest test of endurance training in the jungles of Belize and survival training in combat, which includes questioning the candidates. Each test has only two attempts.
In the first place there are "Seals" US. To join them, you need to be able to do at least 42 push-ups in 2 minutes, 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes and run 2, 4 km in 11 minutes. And all this - before the start of training.
Bonus: US Marines - guys are severe. For example, one drinks the blood of a cobra during a survival training in the jungle.