Every country has its own fighting force to protect its interest, as well as its countrymen. But some countries take an extra attention to their fighting elites. They make sure to hone the skills of their fighters to become world-class, This makes them the world’s deadliest elite fighting forces. Take a look at these fighting forces, and how they have become the world’s “most lethal weapon”.
List Of The World’s Deadliest Fighting Forces
The history of the British Special Air Service (SAS) dates back to 1941. The British SAS is thought to be the original and the first special force in the world. It is said that they are the ones who inspired other countries to have their own special forces.
The US Army’s Delta Force is the best of the best. It is established in the 1970s, and recruitment for the prestigious Delta Force has always been secretive. As a matter of fact, Delta Force is deadlier than the SEALs. It is said that out of 240 men recruited to be part of the Delta Force, only 12 to 14 actually made it.
Special Boat Service
UK has its own elite special force known as the Special Boat Service. However, becoming part of the order is not for the feeble-minded. For you to become a warrior elite of the Special Boat Service, you have to undergo a series of grueling, near-death training. These include agonizing endurance test, combat survival training and jungle training in Belize.
Israel’s own elite force, the Sayeret Matkal, is one of the world’s best. Its primary objective is intelligence extraction. The Sayeret Matkal often blend in with their targets deep within the enemy lines. Hardcore training will greet new recruit to test if they have what it takes to be part of this deadly strike force. Only the recruits with the strongest physical and mental ability get in.
National Gendarmerie Intervention Group
France’s National Gendarmerie Intervention Group or Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale (GIGN) is among the world’s deadliest elite forces. This group has 200 elite soldiers primarily tasked to respond to hostage crises. Since their formation in 1973, the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group claimed to have freed 600 lives. Posting their faces in any form of media is forbidden by the French law.
Another fighting pride of the U.S. is the Navy SEALs. Only few ever make it as part of the team. They have a series of endurance training that you don’t normally see. These include 42 push-ups under two minutes, run 1.5 miles under 11 minutes and 50 sit-ups within two minutes. And they are just getting started.
Russia’s own elite force Alpha Group, also known as Spetsgruppa “A”, is among the deadliest in the world. It is a counter-terrorism group, which responds primarily to any violent acts in buildings and public transportation. The Alpha Group was created by the KGB in 1974.
Naval Special Warfare Force
Spain’s Naval Special Warfare Force or Unidad de Operaciones Especiales is one of Europe’s best task forces. It was originally known as the Amphibious Climbing Company in 1952, but since then, it has become one of the world’s best fighting special forces that can go head to head with the British SAS.
This elite Special Services Group in Pakistan, known locally as the Black Storks, is included in the world’s best task force. They have a unique headgear, which earned their name. Training is not for everyone, as it would be deadly. It includes a grueling 36-mile march for 12 hours, and recruits are in their complete gear.
Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger
The Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger is one of the deadliest strike forces in the world. It is built for quick reactions, strike deadly behind enemy lines and deal great blows against the enemies. Their quick reaction against any threats is the key to succeed, and to avoid any loss in their ranks. Recruits will undergo a six-month training, which they call “hell”. They learn to adapt to the environment and anticipate what it’s like to be in the real battlefield. Training include overall strength, stamina, mental acuity and loyalty.