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Friday Foto


Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale – GIGN

photo:  French Interior Ministry

Friday Foto


Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment land from Merlin helicopters to capture an airfield during Exercise Joint Warrior.

Photo: Mark Owens, MoD Crown Copyright 2014.

German LRRPs conduct freefall training in Tennessee

Soldiers of Fernspählehrkompanie 200 (long range reconnaissance training company) visited Tennessee recently to practice their skills in military free-fall operations with full equipment.

The company belongs to the German Army’s special operations division and provides the division’s organic long range reconnaissance capabilities.


Click on the picture above to jump to the video – in German language.

Source:  Bundeswehr News Service.

Singapore Armed Forces high-tech airborne training centre

Check out the new hi-tech system that the Singapore Armed Forces are using to train their paratroops.  Certainly looks a lot more modern than what I went through at Benning back in 1983.


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Members of Germany’s elite KSK unit photographed during a recent capabilities demonstration.  Note the MultiCam uniform and the highly modified G36K carbine.

(hat tip to ‘Writer’ on

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