The Belgium Special Forces Unit is a unit that is structured from the Belgium Army and began in the late 1960s. Although special forces units were active in Belgium since the end of WWII, the actual special forces unit that exists in Belgium today is vastly different when it comes to training which is so [...]
The HK MP5 submachine gun, developed by Heckler & Koch, is a lightweight, air-cooled, selective fire delayed blowback with a roller-delayed bolt weapon, which fires from a closed bolt position. This Navy SEALs weapon uses a 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, 15 and 30 round capacity magazines. Its sighting arrangement consists of aligning concentric circles and mechanically [...]
One of the elite Special Forces in the world, the US Navy SEALs has their own small black book of abbreviations, which can be quite incomprehensible for civilians. The abbreviations are related to the SEAL programs, courses, type of training, units and platoons, and much more. Here are some of the widely used Navy SEAL [...]
When SEALs are unarmed they are dangerous, but when they are equipped they are lethal!
SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and land and hence the US Navy SEALs require tactical gears and equipment that will help them through all the three terrains. Here is an insight on the various equipments and tactical gear used by the [...]
What makes a US Navy SEAL so fearless, brave, committed, and selfless? The answer lies in the training!
SEAL Platoon Training
After the successful completion of SQT (SEAL qualification training), the men can rejoice for they get their Tridents but the Navy SEALs training is far from over. The final part of the training is to get [...]
MFF comprises of a one week static line course followed by a three week military freefall course. Until recently the Army trained SEALs to parachute however a dedicated Tactical Air School was opened at Otay, San Diego CA which allows for training larger numbers.
Static line military parachuting is a basic military skill for all airborne [...]
It takes a lot to become a Navy SEAL. It involves sheer grit, determination and a Navy SEALs workout session that is called Hell Week! Any aspiring Navy SEAL needs to go through a thorough physical screening after which a series of rigorous training schedules are conducted.
Physical Screening Test or PST
This is a mandatory requirement [...]