Formed in 1992 following the end of the first Gulf War, the French Special Forces have a lot on their plate theses days as they are at the forefront of fighting terrorism at home and in the rest of Europe. Often the first to respond when acts of terror occur, the French Special Forces are constantly lert, highly skilled and extremely versatile.
On top of the various operational units, the French Special Forces also keeps support staff, a research and development branch, and a large group of reservists who specialize in conducting civil affairs operations.
Turkish Maroon Berets
During the 2004 Special Forces Competition, the Turkish Maroon Berets surprised everyone and beat the US Delta Force to come first. Additionally, they managed to defuse a bomb in 8 seconds, which the Delta Force could only do in 14 seconds. Although it takes 3.5 years of rigorous training to become a part of the MB, any member can be deemed unsuitable and at any moment removed from the unit.
All Maroon Berets members are recruited from high-rank Army officers who volunteer to join. With at least served 3 years as an Army soldier these are some awesome fighters indeed.
US Navy Seals
With their rallying cry of ‘Sea, Air and Land’, their hardcore training and fearsome international reputation, the US Navy Seal are certainly deserving to be on our list. Sent by their government on all types of missions all over the world, wherever the US Navy Seals go they are certain to get the job done.
The roots of today’s Navy Seals can be traced back to 1942 during World War II, when the US Navy realised it needed a special force to survey and maintain positions on beaches before the assault on the designated.
Never heard of these guys? No wonder. Almost no information is known about this highly secretive unit. Despite this obscurity, the Indian Marcos are a highly thought of special forces unit. Established since 1987, because of their distinctive disguises they often go by the name of the Bearded Army.
Although proficient in combat on all types of terrain, the fearsome ‘Bearded Army’ are experts in amphibious warfare.
Irish Army Ranger Wing
The Irish Army Ranger Wing was established in the ‘80’s when Ireland had many issues with local terrorism. Although tthis special force of hard men still kick bott when dealing with these sort of problems, they now have a wider remit. Their members come from the Irish Army, Naval Service or Air Force and are utilized in war zones all over the world either to help keep the peace or for combat purposes.
The unit's official name is Sciathán Fiannóglaigh an Airm translated into English as “Army Ranger Wing”. The word “Fiann” closely resembles the English word “Warrior” and refers to the ancient band of warriors known as Na Fianna in Irish mythology