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    Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  ekacipta021292 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:04 am

    Hi everyone!

    Do you guys know whether the Navy has its own spetsnaz regiment? Are the Morskaya Pekhota (Marines) considered spetsnaz?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:38 am

    ekacipta021292 wrote:Hi everyone!

    Do you guys know whether the Navy has its own spetsnaz regiment? Are the Morskaya Pekhota (Marines) considered spetsnaz?

    Thanks!

    Spetnaz means special purpose... all branches of the military and militia have their own Spetznaz. It has different purposes depending on the service. The navy does have its own Spetznaz... Marines are not Spetznaz.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  ekacipta021292 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:47 pm

    So, I suppose that the marines have their own spetsnaz. Is that true?

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Robert.V on Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:13 pm

    No.

    http://dss.army.lv/preface.htm

    The KGB also had a naval spetsnaz ...well kind. Back in the day Alfa and Vymple had naval unit's trained by instructors from GRU's Navel sabotage unit's.


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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:53 am

    The naval spetsnaz and marines are like the VDV and spetsnaz.

    The term spetsnaz is a generic term that simply means special purpose troops.

    Even the construction forces have special purpose troops.

    What we in the west call Spetsnaz are GRU Spetsnaz.

    Naval Spetsnaz are not so well known in the west but they are separate from the Soviet Naval Infantry or Marines.

    If you see a guy with rebreather gear (ie no bubbles) and an underwater rifle or pistol then they are probably Naval Spetsnaz.

    Would you agree Vlad?

    (I sometimes find it confusing myself... there are all sorts of spetsnaz, some of which are MVD or FSB like Alpha group and Vympel and others, it gets very confusing... Smile )


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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  ekacipta021292 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:03 am

    True.

    Being in Singapore, with all sort of 'western-oriented' sources and combined them with the Russian sources make me freaking confused. I think I should be a lot more certain when I move to Vladivostok permanently next year. In Singapore, we tend to equalize the GRU (foreign intelligence) and spetsnaz overall.

    "If you see a guy with rebreather gear (ie no bubbles) and an underwater rifle or pistol then they are probably Naval spetsnaz."

    I think that Naval spetsnaz is very wide in definition, it could be scout, or reconnaissance team. While in MVD or FSB it is mainly for counter terrorism, and anti-riot units, and have their own names such as Vityaz, 604 TsSN, Saturn, Rosich, Rus', etc.

    Is that true? I am novice to Russian military (xaxa)

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:21 am

    In Singapore, we tend to equalize the GRU (foreign intelligence) and spetsnaz overall.

    When you read about spetsnaz in the west it is generally GRU spetsnaz they are referring to.
    MVD and KGB/FSB spetsnaz are more counter terrorism units.

    To put down riots the MVD interior ministry standard units have similar equipment to the armed forces including tanks and apcs and assault rifles so they really don't needs special troops for riots.

    Naval spetsnaz include most divers and other navy personel involved in special missions (like SEALs).

    I think that Naval spetsnaz is very wide in definition, it could be scout, or reconnaissance team.

    And for those special roles they use special forces...

    From riding mini subs into enemy harbours, to recon missions to check beach conditions for a landing, through all sorts of other missions the Navy Spetsnaz are the best kept secret of the Soviet Union.

    Like the guys in the front of this boat:


    or these three:

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  ekacipta021292 on Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:02 am

    Talking about GRU, I heard that GRU exists in every part of Armed force. So, the Russian VMF also has its own GRU detachment?

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:29 am

    AFAIK the GRU has been seperate from the armed forces and can support any part of the armed forces.

    They are basically intel/recon services, so they operate mainly with the Army.

    I would think that the Naval Spetsnaz are part of an organisation that offers the same services for the Navy.

    The Airforce has its own intel/recon services I assume. Embarassed

    To be honest I hadn't really thought about it too much so take the above as just my opinion.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Robert.V on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:55 am

    I wouldn't be surprised that even a Russian post office has a spetsnaz unit. Laughing

    Seriously it's a giant mess right now.


    and Garry those divers could be OB PDSS or FSB frogmen or MVD frogmen.

    of course SVR has thair own frogmen too. Or should have at least ..the kgb had ..besides the Alfa and Vymple who had their own frogmen.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:01 am

    It depends on the type of operation of course. For a Naval beach landing it would be Naval Spetsnaz's job to recon the beach and to go in first to help secure it and possibly also spot targets for naval gunfire support or air attack to suppress any resistance to the landing.

    Of course it is a bit like SWAT in the US. SWAT means special weapons and tactics, so pretty much any government branch can have SWAT units for "emergency situations".

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:19 pm

    Navy Spetsnaz testing kit:



    The old pistol



    The new pistol (GSh-18 in 9x19mm) that can be fired underwater



    The new ADS underwater



    The new ADS above water.


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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:25 am

    The Naval spetsnaz units (navy recce point SpN)are different from the combat divers (counter-divers SpN groups)

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:37 am



    That reminds me... the photo above shows a range of special new ammo the Russians are using or testing.

    The bullets relevant to this thread are on the right hand column and are the bottom three cartridges...

    From top to bottom they are a 4.5 x 19mm round and two 5.45 x 39mm rounds.

    All three are based on standard rounds (9x19mm NATO, and two 5.45 x 39mm rounds).

    They all use sabot designs with small calibre very long projectiles and are all designed to be fired from conventional weapons underwater.

    The long narrow design of the projectiles greatly increases their effective range underwater.

    This means instead of carrying different weapons for above and below the water you can carry magazines filled with above or under water ammo and simply change mags as you change medium.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Luzhin36 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:30 am

    Pretty nasty projectiles I would say!

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:05 am

    Very customised for specific purposes.

    As they say... guns don't kill people... bullets do. Twisted Evil

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    New French Rebreathers for Russian Navy Divers

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:42 am

    New French Rebreathers for Russian Navy Divers

    SEVASTOPOL, April 2 (RIA Novosti)



    The Russian Black Sea Fleet is considering replacing Soviet-made underwater breathing equipment used by its combat divers with new French-produced Amphora closed circuit rebreathers, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

    The respirators are currently being tested, the spokesman said. If the tests are successful, they would replace IDA-71 individual breathing apparatuses that have been used by Soviet and Russian navy divers since 1971.

    The French rebreathers are lighter and smaller than their Soviet analogues and are equipped with an advanced breathing mixture supply system, the Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    Unlike IDAs, which are attached to the diver’s back, the Amphora apparatus’s main unit is fastened to the chest, he said. As a result, Russian navy divers will have to undergo additional training to be able to implement their combat tasks with the new rebreathers, he added.
    The Amphora is based on the combat diver Frogs (Full Range Oxygen Gas System) apparatus. It is made up of two components: a 2.1L Oxygen cylinder which provides a dive duration of 240 minutes at 7 meters, and a 2L mixture cylinder to be filled with nitrox, which gives a dive duration of 60 minutes.

    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120402/172560168.html


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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:43 am

    Whatever works for them I guess. Usually I don't like to see Russia buying foreign equipment, but if their current rebreathers really are that old then I guess it definitely couldn't hurt.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:00 pm

    Perhaps they could pass a few of the french models on to the Russian developers so that the Russian developers can see what is expected of them and try to improve further on the design for when they need more or to upgrade?

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:35 pm

    GarryB wrote:Perhaps they could pass a few of the french models on to the Russian developers so that the Russian developers can see what is expected of them and try to improve further on the design for when they need more or to upgrade?

    A good idea. It could possibly be like when they purchased some of those French FELIN systems. They could just be studying and evaluating them. Then they'll work to develop their own version.

    I hope anyways.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:07 am

    Divers of Military Naval Forces of Ukraine and the Black Sea Fleet of Russia march during the celebration of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Sunday, July 29, 2012. This year, the day of Russian Black Sea Fleet and Naval Forces of Ukraine is celebrated on the same day.




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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:43 pm

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16035

    Pacific Fleet Seals Jump into Sea from Helicopter

    Pacific Fleet (PF) special-purpose servicemen practiced jumps into the sea from helicopters near the Russky Island. The PF seals jumped both with parachutes and without them from different altitudes.

    Considering specific character of this unit, the servicemen were in wet suits, diving outfit, and special parachutes. Then the seals carried out accuracy parachute jumps on land. According to experts, qualification level of special-purpose unit allows to avoid injuries when parachute jumping regardless of weather conditions.

    Jumping without parachutes was carried out from a helicopter flying at ultralow altitude. Seals wearing diving suits one by one jumped into the sea on the fly. Experts observed the drill from fast-speed motorboats.

    Airplanes and helicopters are used for fast airlift of seals at considerable distances from home bases. Free air jumps into the water are normally performed from a helicopter flying at 5-6 meters; parachute jumps – from 800-6,000 meters.

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  ali.a.r on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:00 pm

    Do the Russian naval infantry or naval spetsnaz guys or anyone else use ekranoplans, like the A-90?

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    Re: Russian Navy Spetsnaz

    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:23 am

    Do the Russian naval infantry or naval spetsnaz guys or anyone else use ekranoplans, like the A-90?

    Not AFAIK.

    There were plans for using them as troop transports, and as anti ship missile carriers, but work ended a while ago.

    More recently there has been some renewed interest but it is early days yet.


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