The Singapore Special Operations Force, the SOF, is part of the Commandos arm of the Singapore army and consists of highly trained individuals that participate in elite special forces operations. They are trained to deal with strategic special operations, hostage taking and counter terrorism.
The SOF was formed in 1984 but has only been acknowledged [...]
The South Africa Special Forces are known as the Recces and are the main special forces branch of the defense force for South Africa.
The South African Special Forces Brigade, as they are also known, were created on 1st October1972 as a reconnaissance commando team. They now consist of several regiments and are [...]
The special forces of Sri Lanka is part of the Sri Lanka army and is known as the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment or SF. They are a covert operative force comprised of three regiments.
The SF have been around since 1985 and were first called a Combat Tracker Team that specialized in carrying [...]
The Taiwan special forces are a branch of the Republic of China Army and are the final defense for any country that tries to invade Taiwan. They are also called the ROC and are comprised of over 130,000 men.
The ROC was establishes as the armed wing of Sun Yat Sen’s KMT. It was called [...]
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 United Kingdom special forces are comprised of the SAS or Special Air Service, the SFSG or Special Forces Support Group, the SRR or Special Reconnaissance Regiment and the SBS or Special Boat Service.
The SAS or Special Air Services, a division of the British Army and is one of the most widely known and respected [...]
The special forces of Portugal are known as CTOE, which stands for Centro de Tropes de Operacoes Especiais, meaning Special Operations Troops Center in English. They are a unit of the Portuguese Army and also include a unit called DOE that performs missions similar to the SAS and other worldwide special operations forces. Their nickname [...]
The special forces in Poland are called GROM and are a division of the Polish Army. The acronym of GROM means thunder in Polish and they are deployed for a variety of special operations, including unconventional warfare.
GROM was formed in 1990 and is currently part of the Polish Army, although it began under the [...]
The Philippines Special Forces are called the 710th Special Operations Wing of the PAF, which is the Philippines Air Force. All of the men in this special forces team are airborne qualified and trained in various operations.
The 710th began in 1991 and is comprised of an elite group of those who have been recruited [...]
Little is known about the Peru Special Forces. Peru has a Navy, Air Force and Army that report to the Ministry of Defense. The National Police of Peru are considered to be somewhat of a special forces team that combat terrorism and report to the National Police of Peru. They are known as the PNP [...]