72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion

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72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion
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72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion patch
Active June 12, 1992
Country  Serbia
Branch Special Brigade
Type Reconnaissance-Commando
Garrison/HQ Pančevo
Commanders
Current
commander
Major Dragan Arsenijević

The 72nd Reconnaissance-Commando Battalion (Serbian: 72. Извиђачко-диверзантски батаљон, tr. Izviđačko-diverzantski bataljon) is a battalion within the Special Brigade unit in the Serbian Army. In the past it was brigade-size, and included the CT "Hawks" Battalion (now Counter-terrorist Battalion), and was known as the 72 Special Brigade. Currently it has the status of a battalion within the restructured Serbian Army. Its main tasks are reconnaissance and demolition.

The unit was formed in 1992, its headquarters are located in Pančevo.

Training[edit]

Range of combat training is very broad and includes tactical, fire and physical training the highest professional risk. In addition to a very demanding selective training, which is the first entrance criteria for the Special Brigade, the unit is realized:

  • Training of members of units in the use of cold weapons, the implementation of martial art skills, the use of weapons with high firepower;
  • Training complex action tactics of special operations;
  • Training in parachuting, diving, swimming, climbing and rescue services.

Weaponry and equipment[edit]

The battalion is armed with Serbian-made 7.62 mm and 5.56 mm rifles, R4 assault rifles, Steyr AUG rifles, H&K 416, Sako TRG-22/42 sniper rifles 7.62 mm, 7.9 mm and 12.7 mm sniper rifles, 7.62 mm machine guns and various types of pistols and revolvers of the battalion's own choice. The 72nd Reconnaissance-commando Battalion's heavy armament consists of disposable, Serbian-made grenade-launchers, hand rocket-launchers also of domestic production, the "Wasp" Armour-piercing rocket system, and the 60 mm and 82 mm light mortars and optic-electronic devices for night operations, Aimpoint holographic sights, silencers/suppressors

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