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    Wow, that is some good camo. I found one guy in the upper middle part of photo (near big rocks), facing right.
     
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    You are probably right, in a live environment it will be easier to spot them as there might be small movements and also the observer can change angles.
     
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    Good one, his Tavor is a giveaway. The 2nd one is a wee bit hard because he is wearing a "mitznefet", an israeli military headgear that looks like a chefs heat, like this:

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    It breaks up the distinctive outline of helmets making camouflage easier. Operator is wearing it and is actually very close to the one you found.
     
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    Actually there are many factors working here light conditions,the surrounding environment {so many rocks }

    Both of them are sitting there in just plain sight .I knew they use "mitznefet" hence was easy for me to spot the second one as i was looking particularly for it :devil: but those who didn't no about it it would have been hard to spot.And it's there standard camo nothing "special" .

    Anyways since you have come into this thread it has lite up:thumb:hope because of ur contribution and little mine and others we can make it one of the awesome source of information when it comes to SF.:namaste:
     
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    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) beret = MAROON [​IMG]



    COUNTRY = GERMANY [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) MOTTO

    "Der Wille entscheidet") 'The will is decisive'




    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK)

    Germany has a tradition of elite troops trained for special operations dating back to the World War I “stormtroopers,” who infiltrated behind enemy lines to wreak havoc. Their World War II successors, the Brandenburgers and Otto Skorzeny’s Jagdsverband, were trained for a wide array of special missions. However, during the post-war years, Germany did not really have a military special forces unit. The German Border Police’s GSG-9, formed after the 1972 Munich massacre, was rated one of the world’s best counterterrorist units, but it had limited missions. The closest thing to a special forces unit in the German Army was the Fernspaher, who were long-range recon troops. That changed, however, in 1996 with the formation of the Kommando Spezizlkrafte (KSK), which was patterned on units such as the Special Air Service and the U.S. Army Special Forces, especially Delta Force/CAG. Reportedly, some of the impetus for forming the KSK came from an experience in the Rwandan Civil War when 11 German citizens had to be rescued by Belgian and French troops since the German Army did not have personnel trained for such an operation.The KSK was activated on April 1, 1997, and has assumed a wide array of special operations missions, including counterterrorist missions outside of Germany. GSG-9 retains the counterterrorism mission within Germany and the Kampfschwimmers retain the MAT (Maritime Anti-Terrorism) mission. The KSK is organized into an HQ and Communications Company, a Support Company, a Training Platoon, a Long-Range Recon Company, and four commando companies, each with around 100 operators plus support elements.

    Within each commando company are specialist platoons, much like the specialist troops in an SAS squadron. These platoons consist of a command platoon, a platoon that specializes in land insertions (much like the SAS Mobility Troop, this includes desert operations), one that specializes in intelligence gathering and airborne insertions (HALO/HAHO specialists), an amphibious platoon, a mountain and arctic platoon, and a reconnaissance and sniper/countersniper platoon, which can be attached from the Long-Range Recon Company. Note that a substantial number of KSK operators are trained as snipers.


    Area of action Kommando Spezial Kräfte

    Kommando Spezial Kräfte (KSK) has got several jobs to do comparable to the Delta Force of the US and the British SAS.
    Namely:

    1. The protection of German facilities and forces in foreign countries as well as persons in special situations.

    The reconnoiter and control of important operation waypoints, areas and communication lines in some distance away
    The preventive actions against enemy forces and covered operating opponents before they can reach german facilities or military forces
    Direct protection of persons of risk within a dangerous zone or till the leaving of the dangerous zone


    2. Evacuating, rescuing and saving of persons in a terrorist threat or a threat caused by the war

    Evacuating and saving of German citizens and other persons from war and civil war zones: amongst other things the rescuing of hostages
    Tracking down and rescuing of German soldiers, that have been captured or have been taking as hostages during foreign operations of the Bundeswehr and the return to their units


    3. Reconnaissance for the creation of the own information superiority

    Gaining of key information for the political and military control over the operation zone, enemy facilities, troop movements, positions, persons and more
    Reconnoiter and control targets with a high military significance


    4. fight against targets with a high priority on enemy or from the enemy occupied area

    occupying, destroying or paralyzing of important objects, facilities and weapons for the enemy warefare

    KSK operates under the control of the German crisis department and conducts actions similar to those taken by the U.S. Special Forces or British SAS. These actions include:
    defense of NATO territory of Germany or
    action during the deterioration and escalation of crisis situations
    Operations in the creation / maintenance of peace operations
    strategic reconnaissance of the territory
    deep penetration and activity in the depths of enemy territory
    The hostage-rescue operations
    Despite KSK tasks include operations against high-value targets, such as the communication, lines of electronic communications, the enemy headquarters and in-depth strategic intelligence, special emphasis is given to ensure the safety of German citizens in war or conflict zones, evacuation of German civilians, rescuing hostages, and rescue of downed pilots.



    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) SELECTION and TRAINING

    The selection process and training of new commando base candidate last for about three months and it is a modified version by the British SAS and the U.S. Army Special Force used in the selection and training of its members. Before newcomers candidate KSK gets on base course must meet several general and special requirements:

    Officers must not have more than 30 years, and non-commissioned more than 32 years of life.
    Candidates can be from any part of the Army
    Candidates must have a basic parachute training
    Candidates must be prepared for voluntary service for a minimum of 6 years in the forces Kommando Spezialkraefte
    all the officers and most of the senior NCOs (nadnarednici, Staff Sergeants and Officers governors) must have a 1-A Einzelkaempferlehrganag combat course.
    Selection process in Calw, in the center Kommando Spezialkraefte to select candidates Swartzvaldu includes:
    First One day of psychological testing (computer test)
    Second One Week Selection
    3rd Two days of testing basic physical abilities
    one minute: the maximum possible number of pull-ups
    one minute maximum lifting fuselage,
    3 x per ten meter sprint
    jump-off point,
    12 minutes of running.
    4th Swimming freestyle: 500 meters – less than 15 minutes
    5th Crossing the barriers of standard German infantry for a maximum of 1:40 minutes.
    6th Running at 7 kilometers in field conditions with a backpack of 20 kg for 52:00 minutes.
    7th Additional laboratory tests (3 days)
    Having successfully completed basic filtering of candidates and selection course, new candidates are instructed to attend more diverse and specialized courses.

    The basic Commando Course I

    During this initial commando course, so called. jednotjedani SERE course under extreme conditions involving the March was a length of 100 km, which must be graduate in four days, with a heavy load and unexpected situations that candidates must successfully resolved such as crossing the river, swimming and diving with a weapon, a day – and nighttime navigation sudden ambush. During this initial course conducted further psychological observation of candidates and their behavior under stress and reactions to it.
    The basic Commando Course II

    This part of the basic course consists of three weeks of combat survival and is carried out in an international school for military reconnaissance deep in the German Pfullendorf. All specialized courses and training candidates must be successfully completed before candidates are admitted to the Kommando Spezialkraefte and included in one of the operating teams. In the end, some of them attending training techniques knowledge fast and safe ride on all surfaces (asphalt, ice, mud, gravel).

    With Kommando Spezialkraefte as military units, Germany got the possibility of participation in NATO exercises in the performance of cross-border interventions where the units as GSG-9 can not (legally) to act (which was not the case in the famous rescue hostages from Lufthanzinog Boeing 737 aircraft in the air mogadiškoj port in October 1977.) and which also may (if necessary) to be used for the protection and projection of German interests worldwide.


    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) ORGANISATION AND STRUCTURE [​IMG]

    First Company had limited operational capability. In early 1999. The one small squad of special forces were sent to Kosovo to ensure the protection of high-ranking German officers. At the time the troops declared its full operation, has reached the set of numbers is 1000 members, fully trained and ready to carry out the tasks. Kommando Spezialkraefte has the following organization:

    Command & Company of connections – commanding lead, 3 water connection, cable connection for deep reconnaissance (all trained in SATCOM, HF, LOS communications)
    Command / company for deep reconnaissance – Command, Command Line for deep reconnaissance platoon for deep reconnaissance.
    Each company of commandos comprised of:
    of command line
    4 Water commandos – each specializing in different activities:
    First for ground inflitraciju,
    Second The airport infritraciju (HALO skills)
    3rd for amphibious operations and
    4th for operations in mountainous and snow-covered surroundings.
    companies to support

    Each line consists of 4 teams each of which is composed of four commando. Each of the four members who make the team, specialized in one of the following areas: relationship, explosives, first aid, operations and intelligence work. One of the four members of the team leader. One of the four water in the composition of each company is trained to perform a hostage – rescue operations, and some of the members of the water are especially trained in techniques of rapid and safe driving.

    Mobile company to support it contains a logistics platoon, a platoon of parachute equipment repairs, medical platoon, squad for repairs and maintenance for practice-squad.

    Complete training the troops belonging to the Kommando Spezialkraefte their full readiness for approximately three years and includes inter alia training parachute HALO / HAHO (high-low alitude open and high-high alitude open) jumps and scuba diving training.



    Structure

    The unit structure is like this


    Staff
    Group further development
    Supporting units
    staff and supply company
    support company
    signal company
    Task forces:
    4 x command companies
    Fernspähkompanie
    Ausbildungs- und Versuchszentrum
    Command companies are divided in platoons, which have several tasks
    1st platoon operates by land
    2nd platoon operates by air
    3rd platoon for amphibious operations
    4th platoon operates under extreme geographically and meteorological conditions

    The command companies are made up by professional soldiers and soldiers serving for a mixed period. Only officers till the age of 30, enlisted with portepee till 32 and enlisted without portepee till 28 are accepted for the application. In the other units (staff, support, …) are also persons liable for military service.
    The KSK is already in action on the Balkan and has arrested war criminals together with allied Special Forces. Afghanistan is another area where they are in action.
    Planned troop strength

    Unit Number
    Kommandokompanien Each approx. 80
    Fernspähkommandokompanie approx. 100
    3 Unterstützungskompanien approx. 580

    Total:
    approx. 1.100



    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) WEAPONS and EQUIPMENT [​IMG]

    To implement various tasks Spezialkraefte Kommando members must be trained and prepared for the use of a wide variety of weapons and equipment. The unit uses a standard camouflage uniforms of the German Army, black nomex coveralls and helmets of Kevlar type “Fritz.” Komando equipment consists among other things of a modified helmet that incorporates a communications system 52/SL SEM. Commandos from the composition Kommando Spezialkraefte are trained in the application of a broad arsenal of German military weapon, but also a large number of weapons which are ordered specifically for them. In the arsenal includes:

    * H&K P8 semi-automatic pistol
    * H&K USP Tactical
    * H&K Mark 23
    * H&K 416 assault rifles
    * H&K G36 assault rifle with AG36 grenade launcher, in different versions including the G36C
    * H&K G3
    * H&K MP5 submachine gun in various versions including the H&K MP5K
    * H&K MP7 submachine gun
    * H&K UMP submachine gun
    * G22 sniper rifle
    * G24 sniper rifle
    * H&K PSG-1 sniper rifle[citation needed]
    * Panzerfaust 3 rocket propelled grenade
    * H&K MG4 squad automatic weapon
    * H&K 21 general purpose machine gun
    * Rheinmetall MG3 general purpose machine gun
    * H&K GMG automatic grenade launcher
    * Mercedes-Benz G-Class utility vehicles
    * AGF (Light infantry vehicle)
    * Snowmobiles
    * Klepper canoes
    * Round parachute and HALO/HAHO equipment.

    Vehicles used by the Kommando Spezialkraefte include two-tone type Unimog trucks and off-road type cars Mercedes G-230 WA. During helicopter operations Kommando Spezialkraefte is mainly used helicopters Bell-220 and Sikorsky CH – 53 of the composition of the German Luftwaffe.





    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) OPERATIONS

    The KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte has taken part in secret military operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Russia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Specific operational details of the KSK, such as success and casualty rates, are deemed top secret and held back even from the highest-ranking members of the Bundestag (German Parliament). It is believed that the Kommando Spezialkräfte fought in the Battle of Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December 2001. The German unit also took part in Operation Anaconda in March 2002, fighting alongside the Australian SAS Regiment, to give support to conventional army units in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains, Afghanistan.

    Since 1993. The German Bundeswehr is with his troops actively involved in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. And there they were members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte.
    It is known that more than 100 members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte sent to Afghanistan (though by writing the German Der Spiegel there is even 250-400 German commandos), where as part of international forces in the fight against terrorism, participating in combat operations and are included in operations search for al-Qaida.
    Specific operational details, like success or casualty rates, are top secret and withheld even from members of parliament. This practice drew heavy criticism, resulting in plans to increase transparency, accountability and openness regarding the intelligence kommandos by relaying mission details to selected members of the Bundestag.




    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) HISTORY

    As the beginning of the creation of the unit was first taken April 1996. when the staff from three air-landing company was combined with two Reconnaissance company for deep reconnaissance composition of the German Army (Third Reconnaissance company was then disbanded). These Five Companies under the new joint command of the newly formed unit: KSK Kommando Spezialkraefte. In the fall of 1996. The approximately 20 soldiers-commandos, successfully completed the first cycle of training, and the unit became fully operational in April 1997. year (after one year).





    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) CONCLUSION

    Since 1993. The German Bundeswehr is with his troops actively involved in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. And there they were members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte.
    It is known that more than 100 members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte sent to Afghanistan (though by writing the German Der Spiegel there is even 250-400 German commandos), where as part of international forces in the fight against terrorism, participating in combat operations and are included in operations search for al-Qaida.
    Currently the German Kommando Spezialkräfte are recognised as one of the top 5 best Special Forces in the world and has received many decorations and awards from NATO and the US Army. As a result, the US Army often requests for joint co-operations of American and German elite units in special anti-terrorism operations in the Middle East and abroad.






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    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) beret = MAROON [​IMG]



    COUNTRY = GERMANY [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) MOTTO

    "Der Wille entscheidet") 'The will is decisive'




    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK)

    Germany has a tradition of elite troops trained for special operations dating back to the World War I “stormtroopers,” who infiltrated behind enemy lines to wreak havoc. Their World War II successors, the Brandenburgers and Otto Skorzeny’s Jagdsverband, were trained for a wide array of special missions. However, during the post-war years, Germany did not really have a military special forces unit. The German Border Police’s GSG-9, formed after the 1972 Munich massacre, was rated one of the world’s best counterterrorist units, but it had limited missions. The closest thing to a special forces unit in the German Army was the Fernspaher, who were long-range recon troops. That changed, however, in 1996 with the formation of the Kommando Spezizlkrafte (KSK), which was patterned on units such as the Special Air Service and the U.S. Army Special Forces, especially Delta Force/CAG. Reportedly, some of the impetus for forming the KSK came from an experience in the Rwandan Civil War when 11 German citizens had to be rescued by Belgian and French troops since the German Army did not have personnel trained for such an operation.The KSK was activated on April 1, 1997, and has assumed a wide array of special operations missions, including counterterrorist missions outside of Germany. GSG-9 retains the counterterrorism mission within Germany and the Kampfschwimmers retain the MAT (Maritime Anti-Terrorism) mission. The KSK is organized into an HQ and Communications Company, a Support Company, a Training Platoon, a Long-Range Recon Company, and four commando companies, each with around 100 operators plus support elements.

    Within each commando company are specialist platoons, much like the specialist troops in an SAS squadron. These platoons consist of a command platoon, a platoon that specializes in land insertions (much like the SAS Mobility Troop, this includes desert operations), one that specializes in intelligence gathering and airborne insertions (HALO/HAHO specialists), an amphibious platoon, a mountain and arctic platoon, and a reconnaissance and sniper/countersniper platoon, which can be attached from the Long-Range Recon Company. Note that a substantial number of KSK operators are trained as snipers.


    Area of action Kommando Spezial Kräfte

    Kommando Spezial Kräfte (KSK) has got several jobs to do comparable to the Delta Force of the US and the British SAS.
    Namely:

    1. The protection of German facilities and forces in foreign countries as well as persons in special situations.

    The reconnoiter and control of important operation waypoints, areas and communication lines in some distance away
    The preventive actions against enemy forces and covered operating opponents before they can reach german facilities or military forces
    Direct protection of persons of risk within a dangerous zone or till the leaving of the dangerous zone


    2. Evacuating, rescuing and saving of persons in a terrorist threat or a threat caused by the war

    Evacuating and saving of German citizens and other persons from war and civil war zones: amongst other things the rescuing of hostages
    Tracking down and rescuing of German soldiers, that have been captured or have been taking as hostages during foreign operations of the Bundeswehr and the return to their units


    3. Reconnaissance for the creation of the own information superiority

    Gaining of key information for the political and military control over the operation zone, enemy facilities, troop movements, positions, persons and more
    Reconnoiter and control targets with a high military significance


    4. fight against targets with a high priority on enemy or from the enemy occupied area

    occupying, destroying or paralyzing of important objects, facilities and weapons for the enemy warefare

    KSK operates under the control of the German crisis department and conducts actions similar to those taken by the U.S. Special Forces or British SAS. These actions include:
    defense of NATO territory of Germany or
    action during the deterioration and escalation of crisis situations
    Operations in the creation / maintenance of peace operations
    strategic reconnaissance of the territory
    deep penetration and activity in the depths of enemy territory
    The hostage-rescue operations
    Despite KSK tasks include operations against high-value targets, such as the communication, lines of electronic communications, the enemy headquarters and in-depth strategic intelligence, special emphasis is given to ensure the safety of German citizens in war or conflict zones, evacuation of German civilians, rescuing hostages, and rescue of downed pilots.



    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) SELECTION and TRAINING

    The selection process and training of new commando base candidate last for about three months and it is a modified version by the British SAS and the U.S. Army Special Force used in the selection and training of its members. Before newcomers candidate KSK gets on base course must meet several general and special requirements:

    Officers must not have more than 30 years, and non-commissioned more than 32 years of life.
    Candidates can be from any part of the Army
    Candidates must have a basic parachute training
    Candidates must be prepared for voluntary service for a minimum of 6 years in the forces Kommando Spezialkraefte
    all the officers and most of the senior NCOs (nadnarednici, Staff Sergeants and Officers governors) must have a 1-A Einzelkaempferlehrganag combat course.
    Selection process in Calw, in the center Kommando Spezialkraefte to select candidates Swartzvaldu includes:
    First One day of psychological testing (computer test)
    Second One Week Selection
    3rd Two days of testing basic physical abilities
    one minute: the maximum possible number of pull-ups
    one minute maximum lifting fuselage,
    3 x per ten meter sprint
    jump-off point,
    12 minutes of running.
    4th Swimming freestyle: 500 meters – less than 15 minutes
    5th Crossing the barriers of standard German infantry for a maximum of 1:40 minutes.
    6th Running at 7 kilometers in field conditions with a backpack of 20 kg for 52:00 minutes.
    7th Additional laboratory tests (3 days)
    Having successfully completed basic filtering of candidates and selection course, new candidates are instructed to attend more diverse and specialized courses.

    The basic Commando Course I

    During this initial commando course, so called. jednotjedani SERE course under extreme conditions involving the March was a length of 100 km, which must be graduate in four days, with a heavy load and unexpected situations that candidates must successfully resolved such as crossing the river, swimming and diving with a weapon, a day – and nighttime navigation sudden ambush. During this initial course conducted further psychological observation of candidates and their behavior under stress and reactions to it.
    The basic Commando Course II

    This part of the basic course consists of three weeks of combat survival and is carried out in an international school for military reconnaissance deep in the German Pfullendorf. All specialized courses and training candidates must be successfully completed before candidates are admitted to the Kommando Spezialkraefte and included in one of the operating teams. In the end, some of them attending training techniques knowledge fast and safe ride on all surfaces (asphalt, ice, mud, gravel).

    With Kommando Spezialkraefte as military units, Germany got the possibility of participation in NATO exercises in the performance of cross-border interventions where the units as GSG-9 can not (legally) to act (which was not the case in the famous rescue hostages from Lufthanzinog Boeing 737 aircraft in the air mogadiškoj port in October 1977.) and which also may (if necessary) to be used for the protection and projection of German interests worldwide.


    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) ORGANISATION AND STRUCTURE [​IMG]

    First Company had limited operational capability. In early 1999. The one small squad of special forces were sent to Kosovo to ensure the protection of high-ranking German officers. At the time the troops declared its full operation, has reached the set of numbers is 1000 members, fully trained and ready to carry out the tasks. Kommando Spezialkraefte has the following organization:

    Command & Company of connections – commanding lead, 3 water connection, cable connection for deep reconnaissance (all trained in SATCOM, HF, LOS communications)
    Command / company for deep reconnaissance – Command, Command Line for deep reconnaissance platoon for deep reconnaissance.
    Each company of commandos comprised of:
    of command line
    4 Water commandos – each specializing in different activities:
    First for ground inflitraciju,
    Second The airport infritraciju (HALO skills)
    3rd for amphibious operations and
    4th for operations in mountainous and snow-covered surroundings.
    companies to support

    Each line consists of 4 teams each of which is composed of four commando. Each of the four members who make the team, specialized in one of the following areas: relationship, explosives, first aid, operations and intelligence work. One of the four members of the team leader. One of the four water in the composition of each company is trained to perform a hostage – rescue operations, and some of the members of the water are especially trained in techniques of rapid and safe driving.

    Mobile company to support it contains a logistics platoon, a platoon of parachute equipment repairs, medical platoon, squad for repairs and maintenance for practice-squad.

    Complete training the troops belonging to the Kommando Spezialkraefte their full readiness for approximately three years and includes inter alia training parachute HALO / HAHO (high-low alitude open and high-high alitude open) jumps and scuba diving training.



    Structure

    The unit structure is like this


    Staff
    Group further development
    Supporting units
    staff and supply company
    support company
    signal company
    Task forces:
    4 x command companies
    Fernspähkompanie
    Ausbildungs- und Versuchszentrum
    Command companies are divided in platoons, which have several tasks
    1st platoon operates by land
    2nd platoon operates by air
    3rd platoon for amphibious operations
    4th platoon operates under extreme geographically and meteorological conditions

    The command companies are made up by professional soldiers and soldiers serving for a mixed period. Only officers till the age of 30, enlisted with portepee till 32 and enlisted without portepee till 28 are accepted for the application. In the other units (staff, support, …) are also persons liable for military service.
    The KSK is already in action on the Balkan and has arrested war criminals together with allied Special Forces. Afghanistan is another area where they are in action.
    Planned troop strength

    Unit Number
    Kommandokompanien Each approx. 80
    Fernspähkommandokompanie approx. 100
    3 Unterstützungskompanien approx. 580

    Total:
    approx. 1.100



    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) WEAPONS and EQUIPMENT [​IMG]

    To implement various tasks Spezialkraefte Kommando members must be trained and prepared for the use of a wide variety of weapons and equipment. The unit uses a standard camouflage uniforms of the German Army, black nomex coveralls and helmets of Kevlar type “Fritz.” Komando equipment consists among other things of a modified helmet that incorporates a communications system 52/SL SEM. Commandos from the composition Kommando Spezialkraefte are trained in the application of a broad arsenal of German military weapon, but also a large number of weapons which are ordered specifically for them. In the arsenal includes:

    * H&K P8 semi-automatic pistol
    * H&K USP Tactical
    * H&K Mark 23
    * H&K 416 assault rifles
    * H&K G36 assault rifle with AG36 grenade launcher, in different versions including the G36C
    * H&K G3
    * H&K MP5 submachine gun in various versions including the H&K MP5K
    * H&K MP7 submachine gun
    * H&K UMP submachine gun
    * G22 sniper rifle
    * G24 sniper rifle
    * H&K PSG-1 sniper rifle[citation needed]
    * Panzerfaust 3 rocket propelled grenade
    * H&K MG4 squad automatic weapon
    * H&K 21 general purpose machine gun
    * Rheinmetall MG3 general purpose machine gun
    * H&K GMG automatic grenade launcher
    * Mercedes-Benz G-Class utility vehicles
    * AGF (Light infantry vehicle)
    * Snowmobiles
    * Klepper canoes
    * Round parachute and HALO/HAHO equipment.

    Vehicles used by the Kommando Spezialkraefte include two-tone type Unimog trucks and off-road type cars Mercedes G-230 WA. During helicopter operations Kommando Spezialkraefte is mainly used helicopters Bell-220 and Sikorsky CH – 53 of the composition of the German Luftwaffe.





    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) OPERATIONS

    The KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte has taken part in secret military operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Russia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Specific operational details of the KSK, such as success and casualty rates, are deemed top secret and held back even from the highest-ranking members of the Bundestag (German Parliament). It is believed that the Kommando Spezialkräfte fought in the Battle of Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December 2001. The German unit also took part in Operation Anaconda in March 2002, fighting alongside the Australian SAS Regiment, to give support to conventional army units in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains, Afghanistan.

    Since 1993. The German Bundeswehr is with his troops actively involved in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. And there they were members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte.
    It is known that more than 100 members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte sent to Afghanistan (though by writing the German Der Spiegel there is even 250-400 German commandos), where as part of international forces in the fight against terrorism, participating in combat operations and are included in operations search for al-Qaida.
    Specific operational details, like success or casualty rates, are top secret and withheld even from members of parliament. This practice drew heavy criticism, resulting in plans to increase transparency, accountability and openness regarding the intelligence kommandos by relaying mission details to selected members of the Bundestag.




    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) HISTORY

    As the beginning of the creation of the unit was first taken April 1996. when the staff from three air-landing company was combined with two Reconnaissance company for deep reconnaissance composition of the German Army (Third Reconnaissance company was then disbanded). These Five Companies under the new joint command of the newly formed unit: KSK Kommando Spezialkraefte. In the fall of 1996. The approximately 20 soldiers-commandos, successfully completed the first cycle of training, and the unit became fully operational in April 1997. year (after one year).





    Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) CONCLUSION

    Since 1993. The German Bundeswehr is with his troops actively involved in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. And there they were members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte.
    It is known that more than 100 members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte sent to Afghanistan (though by writing the German Der Spiegel there is even 250-400 German commandos), where as part of international forces in the fight against terrorism, participating in combat operations and are included in operations search for al-Qaida.
    Currently the German Kommando Spezialkräfte are recognised as one of the top 5 best Special Forces in the world and has received many decorations and awards from NATO and the US Army. As a result, the US Army often requests for joint co-operations of American and German elite units in special anti-terrorism operations in the Middle East and abroad.






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