DMP SWAT - most highly trained and best equiped COUNTER-TERRORISM unit in South Asia

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  1. Eagle_Flights

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    DMP (Dhaka Metropolitan Police) SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) is an elite tactical unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. They operated under the Detective Branch of DMP.

    Numbering only 44 personnel currently the elite unit will eventually grow to battalion strength in the near future. Though they operate under the DMP they can be called to perform their duties in any part of Bangladesh.

    They are considered to be the most highly trained and best equipped SWAT/counter-terrorism unit in the South Asian region according to their American trainers.
    The force is based in the Detective Branch Headquarters located in Minto Road, Dhaka.

    Duties

    Hostage rescue.
    Crime suppression.
    Perimeter security against snipers for visiting dignitaries.
    Providing superior assault firepower in certain situations, e.g. barricaded suspects.
    Rescuing officers and citizens captured or endangered by gunfire.
    Countering terrorist operations in Bangladeshi cities.
    Resolve high-risk situations with a minimum loss of life, injury or property damage.
    Resolve situations involving barricaded subjects, (specifically covered by a Hostage Barricade Team).
    Stabilise situations involving high-risk suicidal subjects.
    Provide assistance on drug raids, arrest warrant and search warrant service.
    Provide additional security at special events.
    Stabilising dangerous situations dealing with violent criminals (such as serial killers or gangs).
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    Training

    Basic training for the DMP SWAT personnel is conducted locally in Dhaka and Tangail. SWAT members are sent to the North Carolina based Blackwater Training Academy, United States for six weeks advanced training after completion of the basic local training. US agencies such as the FBI, US Police and US Army provide training locally also.

    In addition DMP SWAT has trained with a South Korean counter-terrorist unit too.

    Weapons

    The DMP SWAT is equipped with the latest weapons including Precision Arms Sniper Rifle (.308 cal), M4 Carbines, MP5 submachine guns, Remington 870 shotguns, Glock 17 pistols and other typical weapons associated with Western SWAT teams.

    Vehicles

    Usually SWAT members are transported by soft skin Toyota Hilux utility vehicles. Command vehicles and APCs are also used during operations. There are plans to procure Humvees as well.

    Helicopters

    Police helicopters provide air transportation for SWAT for operations and aerial insertions via rappelling or fast-roping.



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  3. Eagle_Flights

    Eagle_Flights Regular Member

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  4. leonblack08

    leonblack08 Respected Member

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    Raquib bro welcome to DFI :113:

    Make an intro thread. :D
    At last I am not the only Bangladeshi here.

    P.S. Jako the referee...good job!
     
  5. i thing in picture they look like elite special forces of they western countries.it seems the americans have found a new customer in bangladesh (apart from pakistan of course)training and equipments (which according to them
    "best" in the world).during the cold war america trained pakistani sp the best in the world ecial forces ssg which thet claimed to be among the best in the world who suffered humiliating defeat in the hands of regular indian
    infantry soldiers whwn para dropped on indian territories in 1965 and also in 1987 in siachen under musharaf .
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    I disagree. The "best equipped" CT force should have an APC that takes them places, not a soft-top pickup truck.
     
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