Arintharat 26

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Arintharat 26
ARINTARAJ 26 - Special Operation Unit 2014-05-27 08-55.jpg
BranchRoyal Thai Police
TypePolice Tactical Unit
RoleHostage rescue
Counter terrorism
Engagements1999 Myanmar Embassy siege
War on drugs
Nakhon Ratchasima shooting

Arintharat 26 is a SWAT team of the Royal Thai Police (RTP).[1]


Arintharat 26 placed under the control and responsibility of the 191 Special Branch police, Metropolitan Police Bureau.

Like the SWAT teams of other countries, the squad specializes in hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, serving high risk arrest and search warrants; subduing barricaded suspects; and engaging heavily armed criminals.


Arintharat 26 officers are often equipped with specialized firearms including the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns, M16 assault rifles, Remington 870 breaching shotguns, riot control agents, stun grenades, and sniper rifles. They may also use specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors determine the positions of hostages or hostage takers inside enclosed structures.


  1. ^ "Thailand: Royal Thai Police: Arintharat 26 Special Operations Unit". Retrieved 2011-10-12.