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    shrike06

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    Body armor and helmets used by Spetsnaz GRU units

    Post  shrike06 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:05 am

    I've been looking for information about Spetsnaz GRU units and their personal kit on operations, and while I was able to find plenty about when they're on extended dismounted ops, I wasn't able to discover much about what kind of personal body armor they wore when expecting heavy fighting or in urban environments. I know that they tend to use the same kit as VDV units, but does this differ at any time? For example, during the Second Chechen War, what sort of helmets and body armor would they use--I heard there was a lot of experimentation with kit by Spetsnaz GRU units, along with everyone else. Any insight into this?
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  franco on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:27 pm

    Part 1 of 2; Spetsnaz in Crimea through western eyes;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2477402.html
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  franco on Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:31 pm

    A look at the 16th Spetsnaz brigade;

    http://www.arms-expo.ru/articles/124/83688/
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  franco on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:55 pm

    franco wrote:Part 1 of 2; Spetsnaz in Crimea through western eyes;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2477402.html

    Part 2 of 2; into the Donbass;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2482860.html
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:20 am

    300 GRU special task forces returned to Novosibirsk from Syria

    As reported by the Novosibirsk web resource vn.ru in the material of Fedor Burov, "300 commandos of the GRU returned to Novosibirsk from Syria", on March 22, 2017, servicemen of the 24th separate special brigade returned to Novosibirsk from Syria. In fulfilling special tasks on the territory of the republic, more than 300 fighters were involved from the special task force. They returned home without loss.

    The ceremonial construction on the occasion of the return of fighters was attended by the deputy of the Legislative Assembly Gleb Popovtsev and the head of the Novosibirsk region Vasily Bormatov. For high rates in combat training, exemplary military discipline and courage shown in the performance of special tasks, servicemen received thanks from the deputy and the district administration.

    The location of the 24th separate brigade of special troops of the GRU is Novosibirsk. The connection was redeployed to the capital of Siberia in 2012 from Irkutsk, before it was disbanded. At the moment, the personnel has been completely transferred to the contractual basis of manning.

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  coolieno99 on Sat May 13, 2017 3:05 am

    16 Spetsnaz fought against 300 militants in Syria.

    In a single day, the small team of spetsnaz repelled four attacks. By the most modest estimates, there were about 300 of them.

    https://southfront.org/16-spetsnaz-vs-300-militants/
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:20 am

    Russian Spetsnaz (poss.24th OBr SpN) exchanged survival skills w/Uzbek peers at the joint exercise in Sayan Mountains








    http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12143673@egNews

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:31 am

    GRU Spetsnaz (OBr SpN GU) at top of Mitsubishi L200 in Syria.He is armed Pecheneg (6P41)

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:40 am

    A couple more new ones, said to be around Quarantain (or how ever it's spelt?)



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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  T-47 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:35 pm

    George1 wrote:GRU Spetsnaz (OBr SpN GU) at top of Mitsubishi L200 in Syria.He is armed Pecheneg (6P41)


    Link please, can't see the picture
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    George1 wrote:GRU Spetsnaz (OBr SpN GU) at top of Mitsubishi L200 in Syria.He is armed Pecheneg (6P41)


    Link please, can't see the picture



    https://imgur.com/a/vyerK
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  franco on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    George1 wrote:GRU Spetsnaz (OBr SpN GU) at top of Mitsubishi L200 in Syria.He is armed Pecheneg (6P41)


    Link please, can't see the picture

    Hit the quote button and you will see it. You have to copy & paste onto another tab to see it.
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  archangelski on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:47 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    George1 wrote:GRU Spetsnaz (OBr SpN GU) at top of Mitsubishi L200 in Syria.He is armed Pecheneg (6P41)


    Link please, can't see the picture

    https://vk.com/anti_terrorism?z=photo-107187851_456257892%2Falbum-107187851_00%2Frev
    https://vk.com/anti_terrorism?z=photo-107187851_456257891%2Falbum-107187851_00%2Frev
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:37 pm

    Another image of GRU spetsnaz during the Deir Ezzor press tour on 15.09.17 in #Syira. Note 1P87 open sight

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:47 pm

    "Spetsnaz in Samara Oblast"
    This is most likely 3rd OBr SpN GU (#GRU),TsVO.
    Note EOTech (indicative of GRU) & 1P87 sights
    2017 ©️ Россия 24

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/923146704437829633
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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:49 am

    22nd OBr SpN GU-spetsnaz GRU exercise in Rostov Oblast.Note:1st img-RHS officer w/late issue SVD also has VSSM(6P29M) slung over his back

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am

    Snipers of the YuVO spetsnaz honed their counter-sniper skills at Molkino training ground in anticipation of International Army Games 2018 "Sniper Objective" qualifiers.Pictured most likely 10 OBr SpN GU (GRU) sniper team armed w/ SV-98 (6V10) sniper rifle

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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 am

    Prob. OBr SpN GU GSh - GRU spetsnaz - in Deir ez-Zor Governorate in Syria.
    2 officers on the bank of Euphrates are armed w/ AKM(S), officer on the RHS - absence of muzzle break indicative of PBS-1 suppressor config, also note #Glock(17?).



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    Re: GRU Army Spetsnaz:

    Post  George1 on Mon May 21, 2018 12:16 am

    Protected vehicle K-53949 "Typhoon-K" in the brigade of special forces of the Southern Military District

    As already reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the newest armored car K-53949 Typhoon-K (4x4, Typhoonenok) entered the compound of the Special Military District of the Southern Military District (YUVO).





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