Contemporary Operating Environment
Russian Special Forces Operating in SyriaBy The Cove August 3, 2020
Click here to access the Washington Post article
On Sunday 11 December 2016, Russian TV aired a 9 minute segment that purported to show a secretive Russian SOF unit operating in Syria.
This was picked up by the Washington post, who recently re-published the video with an explanation of the unit, tactics and weaponry. Unlike the well-known Spetznaz, the KSO are far more secretive and are modelled on the US successes in SOF development over the last 15 years.
This video provides a window into a usually unseen world that is well worth a watch. You can see equipment, weaponry, night vision capability, personal carriage, snipers, TUAVs and (perhaps most interestingly) an advanced Unmanned Ground Vehicle.