Category Archives: Maritime special operations

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A Blackhawk helicopter extracts Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) troops from the bulk carrier Double Providence after the successful completion of training as part of Exercise IRON MOON.  IRON MOON enhanced the ADF’s maritime counter-terrorism capability (MCT) through rehearsing maritime … Continue reading

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Arabian Gulf (July 22, 2004) – Capt. Anthony Kurta, Commander, Destroyer Squadron Two Four (COMDESRON 24), observes the boarding procedures demonstrated by the British Royal Marines aboard HMS Somerset (F 82). U.S. Navy Photograph by PH2 (NAO/SW) Michael Sandberg Fleet … Continue reading

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U.S. Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron and U.S. Army with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) teamed up for personnel recovery training utilizing alternate infiltration and exfiltration training on Wynnehaven Beach, Fla., April 9, 2013.  The 160th … Continue reading

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Royal Marines train with airsoft weapons to tackle pirates

Royal Marines based on the deployed warship HMS Monmouth have been practising their ship-boarding skills to combat pirates and smugglers. Among the ship’s company of HMS Monmouth is a detachment of Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group, based … Continue reading

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MiliPol Qatar: XSR Special Purpose Boat

This company’s booth wasn’t actually manned when I stopped by, nor did they have any marketing literature in the booth. But they did have this poster for this rather spiffy looking range of special purpose boats…  

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