A couple of quick questions about the upcoming show. Will the SOFREP TV series be on cable, and if so which network? Will it also cover paramilitary and law enforcement units like the FBI HRT, BORTAC, DEA FAST, (and international units like RAID, GIGN, GSG-9, NOCS, GIS, etc.). And lastly, any of you guys remember a show from the early 90's called World of Valor?
i hear that the norwegian spec ops are reckless. they skydive and try to land on oil rigs out in the ocean. i even heard that one american spec ops operator died during a joint training session because the boat capsized.
I heard that they piss fire and shit bullets…..
Seriously; following the nature of all NATO SOF units, a lot of their TTP and capacities are classified. But I think anyone how have worked with either SOF and/or “regular” combat units from Norway abroad can testify that they hold themselves to the same professional standards as expected from this types of units.
A lot of these “super power ninja” drills and operation rumors surrounding SOF units normally is just that, rumors.
I personally am not aware of any fatalities regarding both the MJK and FSK/HJK of the sort you describe. I know one MJK operator died in February 2011 during a boarding exercise and one FSK operator in 2005 during a diving drill. Both of these deaths are publicly know and an official statement about them was relist at the time, thou the details are still classified.
well, i dont know if they are rumors. there documented....if you like i can send you the link. but its not in english.
@kevinnash87 They stopped with parachute landings on oil rigs, as it was deemed unsafe.
@kevinnash87 That just strikes me as being stupid - too much risk for too little benefit. It makes more sense to drop some distance out and sneak onboard if possible.
It seems to me most other nations bundle up their special operation forces. While America has a unit designed for almost every situation on land, air, and sea other countries have two or three tops that covers everything. Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong and if I'm right explain why. I'm guessing funding is probably an issue.
@Frosty Also size. The US Military is a juggernaut compared to almost any armed force and as a result, they have a wider pool of potentials to draw upon and can afford to maintain more specialized units. Consider that we have 5 SF Groups, 10 SEAL Teams, and various regiments dedicated to supporting our SOFs. CAG was based on the SAS and similarly-sized in the beginning (4 Sabre Squadrons, per Inside Delta Force) but can afford to train for and specialize in only a handful of the missions the SAS will have to be ready for. On top of that, each of these units remains in the fight in spite of the bleed into private security. I remember reading an article in one of the British papers a long time ago talking about rumours that the SAS was undermanned due to losses to the private sector. By contrast, SOFs in other countries are an individual regiment that may or may not have dedicated supporting elements.
I'm looking forward to and would love to hear from varying SOF units, along with some foreign elements and their perspectives on the current conflicts abroad.