The Thailand Special Forces are called the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and they are part of the military of Thailand. They are comprised of 144 men and are part of the Royal Thai Navy.
The Royal Thai Navy SEALs were set up in 1956 by the government of the United States, presumably in response to the Cold War. They train with the US Navy SEALs and although a small special forces unit, are considered formidable.
How To Become A Member Of The Royal Thai Navy SEALs
Those who are members of the Royal Thai Navy can train to be members of this elite squad, although the training is considered to be very rigorous and most, as is the case with most special forces units across the world, will not pass the training. Those who do are considered to be formidable soldiers.
Royal Thai Navy SEALs Training
The Royal Thai Navy SEALs often train with the US Navy SEALs and endure 18 months of physical and psychological testing and training. The first week is considered to be the most difficult in the 18 month training program. Only 30 percent of the recruits make it to the final training process.
What Are They Best At?
Intelligence gathering, reconnaissance missions, direct action, unconventional warfare and counter terrorism.
Weapons Of The Royal Thai Navy SEALs
Weapons of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs are comparable to those that are used with the United States Navy SEALs.
Missions of this special forces group are classified, although they have been known to work with the US Navy SEALs as well as the US Delta Force teams.
They are a very small and elite group of soldiers comprised of one unit.
Are They Professional Soldiers?
The Royal Thai Navy SEALs are professional soldiers.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat, contributor of US Navy SEAL Information Portal.