5th Special Forces Regiment (Slovakia)
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2009)|
The 5. Pluk špeciálneho určenia, 5. PŠU (literally 5th Special Purpose Regiment, 5th Special Forces Regiment)
Regiment is based in Zilina. Slovak Armed Forces Counter-Terrorism and special operations unit. The military unit is directly attached to the Slovak Armed Forces General Staff, commanded by the structure associated with command of the operations of the SAF GS.
It has a strength of above 400 personnel, organised into six detachments: four special purpose detachments, one signal company and one support company. Each special purpose detachment has four ten-man teams. These teams will then be specialised in special reconnaissance, Direct Action, communications, medicine, or demolitions/heavy weapons.
The 5. PŠU regularly trains with western special operations units, including the USA 10th Special Forces Group and the French 1er RPIMa. Since the unit's creation in 1994, 5. Pluk špeciálneho určenia has increasingly adopted western special forces techniques and equipment, and has, in recent years, been a participant in the EUFOR Althea, since 2011 within ISAF War in Afghanistan (2001-present).
- Glock 17
- Heckler & Koch MP5
- Heckler & Koch UMP
- vz. 58
- Heckler & Koch HK416
- Heckler & Koch HK417
- Heckler & Koch G36
- FN Minimi
|This article about a specific military unit is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|