A precursor to the more recently created KSK, there was a team of soldiers created in the Federal Republic of Germany to deal with counter-terrorism at a time when the primary fear of many people was that of a Third World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. That unit continues to exist today, and […]Read more "The GSG-9 Counter-terrorism Team"
Certain special forces groups, such as the American Navy SEALs, British SAS or the Russian Spetsnaz are becoming more widely known due to their appearances in video games and action movies. There is one group however, that remains widely unknown to most people despite the group originating from one of the larger NATO countries in […]Read more "Germany’s Secretive Kommando Spezialkräfte"
The United States’ Land Warrior program is relatively well-known, having been the inspiration for videogames such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter due to the intent of combining high-tech equipment with soldiers actually in combat. However, the US was hardly the only country working on such a program, as multiple other NATO and non-NATO […]Read more "The Bundeswehr’s IdZ"
Most military experts have compared America’s current main battle tank (MBT), the M1A1/M1A2 Abrams to Russia’s modern T-90, though few countries utilize the American Abrams. This can be said of the T-90 as only five countries operate it: The Russian Federation, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and India. However, there is one tank just as capable as […]Read more "NATO’s “Leopard”"