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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    Good Question!
    My mistake for not clear it out before

    Greece has 1 Amphibius Comandos Command. Which has Several Amphibius Comandos Squadrons. They Are called MAK. (Mira Amfivion Katadromon) - Amphibius Comandos Squadron.
    So We have
    A' MAK, B'MAK Γ'MAK Δ'MAK E'MAK ΣΤ'MAK and Ζ'MAK

    The Z'MAK is the Elite Squadron. It consists only by Professional Personel and are very well equipted.
    Did 13 Syntagma Amfivion Katadromon and 1 Syntagma Katadromon merge because I only know them seperately and was Z MAK added to this new unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytwo
    Did 13 Syntagma Amfivion Katadromon and 1 Syntagma Katadromon merge because I only know them seperately and was Z MAK added to this new unit?
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytwo
    Did 13 Syntagma Amfivion Katadromon and 1 Syntagma Katadromon merge because I only know them seperately and was Z MAK added to this new unit?
    Dear @mikeytwo
    There is not such thing like "13 Syntagma (Regiment) Amfivion Katadromon.
    Sorry for not clearing it up enough

    There is the 13 Dioikish Eidikon Epihiriseon (13 Special operations Command) -13 DEE
    in the 13 DEE belongs units like
    ETA -Eidiko Tmima Aleksiptotiston (Special Paratroopers Unit) of the Hellenic Army
    Z'MAK -Z Moira Amfivion Katadromon (Z Amhibius Commandos Squadron) of the Hellenic Army
    31MEE -31 Moira Eidikon Epihiriseon (31 Special operations Squadron) of the Hellenic Air Force
    DYK- Dioikisi Ypovrihion Katastrophon- Underwater Demolitions Command of the Hellenic Navy

    Hellenic Army has the 1st Infantry division
    There belongs the units
    1 Sintagma Katadromon Aleksiptotison (1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment )
    32 Taksiarhia Pezonafton (32nd Marines Brigade)
    71 Aerometaferomeni Taksiarhia (71st Air-Mobile Brigade)

    So the Amphibius Commandos Belongs to the 1 Sintagma Katadromon Aleksiptotison (1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment )

    The Z MAK formed in 26 August 1996 its completly Professional. It belongs to General staff Command of the Secretary of Deffence and it has nothing in common with the rest MAK that belongs to 1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment

    I hope i cleared it up. If you any questions feel free to ask...

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    What is the difference between 2nd parachute regiment(described in RAID magazin) and 1st parachute commando regiment? Any more info on 71st air mobile brigade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMGLee
    If this is Republic of China's SF, I feel so freaking sorry......and I am from Taiwan. Oh my God.
    I don't why he post the worst part of ROC SF....BTW they're are paratroopers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mladina
    What is the difference between 2nd parachute regiment(described in RAID magazin) and 1st parachute commando regiment? Any more info on 71st air mobile brigade?
    Well if we are talking about a Regiment this could be the Reserves Regiment.
    Curently there is 1 Commandos Parachute Regiment. In War time a Second one would be activated and ready for Action.
    Most probably this magazine would mean the 2nd Parachute Squadron (2 MAL - 2 Moira Alexiptotiston) based in Maleme Airport in Crete. The 1st Parachute Squadron is based in Aspropirgos near Athens.

    As for the 71st Air-Mobile Brigade
    Well its part of the Elite forces (like the 32nd Marines Brigade and the Commandos Regiment) but not exactly Special Operations Forces since like that could only described the ETA, DYK, Z MAK and 31MEE.
    The Air Mobile Brigade uses UH-1H and CH-47D Chinook Helicopters (real soon the UH-1H will retire and they will use the NH-90) and C-130 and C-27J "Spartan" aircrafts for fast deployment anywhere the Command need them to condact Offensive (mainly) and Defensive operations.
    Its a new Brigade formed in 2001 in the place of the 71st Infantry Brigade
    Its men uses M-16A2 and M4A1 Rifles with Trijicon Acog Scopes (not all the soldiers only the team "sniper" HK11 submachine gun and FN-MAG and M2H2 0,50 Machinegun's they Use Carl Gustavs Anti Tank Missiles and MILAN based in the VBL Panhard Amphibius Vechicle they use. They have and Air-Mobile Artilery Squadron with M-56 Pack Howitzers and a A/A Squadron with Stinger Missiles. the 71st Air Mobile Personell wear the Red Beret while the Commandos and Paratroopers wear the Green Beret.
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    P.S. I had the honour to serve my millitary time in this unit. Now the 80% of the Personel of the unit are professionals....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    Dear @mikeytwo
    There is not such thing like "13 Syntagma (Regiment) Amfivion Katadromon.
    Sorry for not clearing it up enough

    There is the 13 Dioikish Eidikon Epihiriseon (13 Special operations Command) -13 DEE
    in the 13 DEE belongs units like
    ETA -Eidiko Tmima Aleksiptotiston (Special Paratroopers Unit) of the Hellenic Army
    Z'MAK -Z Moira Amfivion Katadromon (Z Amhibius Commandos Squadron) of the Hellenic Army
    31MEE -31 Moira Eidikon Epihiriseon (31 Special operations Squadron) of the Hellenic Air Force
    DYK- Dioikisi Ypovrihion Katastrophon- Underwater Demolitions Command of the Hellenic Navy

    Hellenic Army has the 1st Infantry division
    There belongs the units
    1 Sintagma Katadromon Aleksiptotison (1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment )
    32 Taksiarhia Pezonafton (32nd Marines Brigade)
    71 Aerometaferomeni Taksiarhia (71st Air-Mobile Brigade)

    So the Amphibius Commandos Belongs to the 1 Sintagma Katadromon Aleksiptotison (1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment )

    The Z MAK formed in 26 August 1996 its completly Professional. It belongs to General staff Command of the Secretary of Deffence and it has nothing in common with the rest MAK that belongs to 1st Commandos - Paratroopers Regiment

    I hope i cleared it up. If you any questions feel free to ask...
    Okay, now I'm confused. Do the Amphibious Commandos belong to the 32nd Marine Brigade or to the 1st Commando-Parchute Regiment? And what's the role of the Marine Brigade? Strictly amphibious operations or do the also also conduct raids? Also, how many Parachute Commando squadrons are there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominique
    Okay, now I'm confused. Do the Amphibious Commandos belong to the 32nd Marine Brigade or to the 1st Commando-Parchute Regiment? And what's the role of the Marine Brigade? Strictly amphibious operations or do the also also conduct raids? Also, how many Parachute Commando squadrons are there?
    Ok i will try to make it clear answering one by one the questions...
    Do the Amphibious Commandos belong to the 32nd Marine Brigade or to the 1st Commando-Parchute Regiment?
    The Amphibious Commandos Belong to the 1st Commando-Parachute Regiment.

    what's the role of the Marine Brigade? Strictly amphibious operations or do the also also conduct raids?
    Marines of the 32nd Brigade mainly condact Amphibius operations with the LST's and the ZUBR's Hovercrafts. Ofcourse once they land in the island/shore they then condact the raid or the operation they have ordered to do.

    how many Parachute Commando squadrons are there?
    Curently there are 2 Squadrons. 1st MAL(Moira ALeksiptotiston- Parachute Squadron) in Aspropirgos and 2nd MAL in Maleme- Crete. In War time a 3rd MAL will be formed.
    Also there is an Autonomous Parachute unit the ETA. they are the Elit of the Paratroopers in Greece and they also jump from high altitudes during night etc..

    More About Hellenic Special Forces can be found here
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    Greek Airborne, any chance you could post a detailed ORBAT of the various elite Greek units (Airborne, Commando, SOF, CT)?

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    ORBAT?
    Sorry for the silly question but what exactly do you want me to post?
    I have a lot of pictures from Greek Special and Elite units and i will post them later...
    stay tuned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    ORBAT?
    Order of battle.

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    Swiss SF called Fallschirmaufklärer





















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    Hellenic Elite Forces

    1st Commando- Parachute Regiment

    During the WWII Greek Commandos was fighting belonging to the "Ieros Lochos" (Sacred Company)
    After the WWII in December of 1946 a proposal by Colonel Andreas Kalinskis is accepted. The Proposal was to form 40 Independent "Lochous Oreinon Katadromon- LOK" (Mountain Commandos Company) In June 1947 there are 80 Companies of mountain Commandos and 4 Squadrons of LOK is formed. the A', B', C', and D' Squadrons. In 1949 there are 2 Commandos Brigades and the fifth LOK Squadron is Formed. (E' Squadron)
    Today after many changes in the structure and the names finaly since 1st January 2003 the 1st Commando- Parachute Regiment is a fact after entering in the new formation the Paratroopers.
    They are organized in 2 squadrons. The 1st Parachute Squadron in Aspropirgos and the 2nd Parachute Squadron in Maleme.
    They trained to conduct:
    -Support of the Tactical operations
    -Special Operations
    -Unconditional Warfare
    Ofcourse the Paratroopers are trained to condact Air Landings and Typical Airborne operations.

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    Amphibius Commandos Unit
    They belong to the 13rd SAK "Sintagma Amphivion Katadromon" (13rd Amphibius Commandos Regiment) Which operates in the Islands. Their mission is to conduct amphibius operations in the Aegean.








    32 Taksiarchia Pezonafton - 32 Marines Brigade-

    The 32nd Marines brigade was formed in 1988 taking the place of the existing 32nd Marine Regiment. They are a rapid deployment force and their main mission is the Amphibius Attack. They use the "Samos type" LST's and the ZUBR Hovercrafts of the Hellenic Navy. They also have Leo1A5 MBT, M113 and Leonidas APC and they soon will aquire modern Amphibius Vechicles .(most probably AAV's or BMP-3F) The Brigade also represend Greece in international operations and NATO Exersises

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    With Desert Camo






    71 Aerometaferomeni Taksiarchia 71st Airmobile Brigade

    The71st Air Mobile Brigade uses UH-1H and CH-47D Chinook Helicopters (real soon the UH-1H will retire and they will use the NH-90) and C-130 and C-27J "Spartan" aircrafts for fast deployment anywhere the Command need them to condact Offensive (mainly) and Defensive operations.
    Its a new Brigade formed in 2001 in the place of the 71st Infantry Brigade
    Its men uses M-16A2 and M4A1 Rifles with Trijicon Acog Scopes (not all the soldiers only the team "sniper" HK11 submachine gun and FN-MAG, FN Minimi and M2H2 0,50 Machinegun's they Use Carl Gustavs Anti Tank Missiles and MILAN based in the VBL Panhard Amphibius Vechicle they use. They have and Air-Mobile Artilery Squadron with M-56 Pack Howitzers and a A/A Squadron with Stinger Missiles. the 71st Air Mobile Personell wear the Red Beret while the Commandos and Paratroopers wear the Green Beret.



















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    Hellenic Counter Terror Unit

    EKAM (Eidiki Katastaltiki Antitromokratiki Monada) -Special suppressive Anti-Terrorist Unit - Hellenic Police

    Special Anti-Terrorist Unit
    The Special Anti-Terrorist Unit of the Hellenic Police, is the most distinguished
    part of the Hellenic Police. It started in 1978 when the first 2 antiterrorist
    units were created within the 2 Police Divisions that existed then (Hellenic
    Gendarmerie and the Hellenic Urban Police) and in 1984 were united into a
    single body, the Hellenic Police.
    In the beginning the Unit was comprised of only 150 men but when Greece
    became the host country of the Olympic Games of 2004 their number
    increased to 200 after reassessing the needs for the magnitude of the event
    DUTIES
    1. Hostage situation response
    2. High risk arrests
    3. High risk VIP´s escort
    4. W.M.D (Weapons of Massive Destruction) (C.B.R.N) hostage situation,
    intrusion response
    5. Special antiterrorism operations and operations against organized
    crime in collaboration with the Hellenic Security Forces
    6. Rescue operations in general including physical disasters in cooperation
    with the Fire Brigade
    EQUIPMENT
    WEAPONRY
    1. Firearm, GLOCK 21-- .45 caliber with special ammunition.
    2. Firearm, SIG SAUER -- .357 caliber with special ammunition.
    3. Firearm, Five Seven – 5.7 Χ 28 caliber.
    4. Revolver, RUGER .357 Mag.
    5. Submachine gun, MP-5 -- 9mm caliber with special ammunition.
    6. Submachine gun, Ρ-90 5.7 x 28 caliber.
    7. Assault rifle, Μ-16 / Μ-4 5,56 Χ 45 caliber.
    8. Assault rifle, AK-47 7.62 Χ 39 caliber.
    9. Machine gun, FN/MAG 7.62 Χ 51 caliber.
    10. Shot-guns, REMINGTON 870.
    Special lenses and electronic day and night vision scopes are provided
    for the aforementioned weaponry.

    4 P. Kanellopoulou Str., 101 77 Athens, Greece, Tel.: +30 210 6977505, Fax: +30 210 6929764
    DESIGNATED MARKSMEN
    1. Rifles, SAKO 7.62 x 51 caliber, with subsonic ammunition and binoculars
    (mount type) 6 x 44.
    2. Rifles, SG1 7.62 Χ 51 calibers with binoculars CARL ZEISS 1.5-6 x 42.
    3. Rifles, ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL AW 7.62 Χ 51 caliber, with
    binoculars Smith and Bender 3-12 X 50.
    4. Rifles, ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL ΑW .338 caliber Lapua Magnum
    with binoculars Smith and Bender 3-12 X 50.
    5. Rifles SR-25 STONER RIFLE 7.62 Χ 51 calibers with binoculars Leopold
    3-12 X 50.
    Ammunition Match and Α.Ρ. as well as AN-PVS10 day and night vision
    scopes with adapters are provided for the aforementioned weaponry.

    It encompasses
    1. Swat teams
    2. Snipers
    3. Intrusion special forces by using tools such as mechanical, hydraulic
    and explosives
    4. Parachutists
    5. Navy Seals
    6. Divers
    7. Skiers
    8. Battlefield paramedic

    Training
    The Special Anti-Terrorist Unit of the Hellenic Police follows a three month
    training program every year.
    For its training modern facilities that have been built especially to cover its
    needs are being used but training can take place in other locations such as
    buildings in urban or rural areas (inhabited or not), the Athens International
    Airport, planes of the Olympic Airways, the Piraeus port infrastructure, the
    Hellenic Railroad system, the Athen´s subway. Every other place that is being
    decided also as suitable to cover its training needs can be also used
    The Unit is in constant cooperation with other Special Units abroad such as
    1. F.B.I/Hostage Rescue Team
    2. U.S Marshals/Special Operations Groups
    3. U.S Army Special Forces
    4. New Scotland Yard/SO19
    5. G.E.O Spain
    6. S.E.K Berlin Germany
    7. R.A.I.D France
    8. Cobra Austria
    In Greece it has been in close cooperation with the Hellenic Armed Forces
    using planes C130, helicopters CH-47D and SUPER PUMA for air
    transportation needs as well as SEA HAWK and SUPER PUMA helicopters
    for descending techniques FAST ROPE.

    Besides it offers C.Q.B training in the Special Forces of the Hellenic Armed
    Forces.
    Individual Equipment
    1. Antibalistic helmet
    2. Gas masks
    3. Zodiacs
    4. Climbing and descending material (different kinds)
    5. Fast rope collection
    6. Special tools of door intrusions (hydraulic systems, rams etc)
    7. Standardized fillings in explosives
    8. Endoscopes
    9. Thermal display cameras
    10. Infra-red detection cameras
    11. Flash-noise grenades
    12. Chemical/smoke material

    OPERATIONS
    The Special Anti-Terrorist Unit of the Hellenic Police, operates all around
    Greece and abroad whenever is deemed necessary.
    It has confronted extreme challenges such as hostage situations and it has
    contributed in the arrests of many dangerous criminals. Its role in the
    dismantling of November 17th and the Hellenic Revolutionary was catalytic.
    In March 2003, it confronted successfully an incident at a Turkish Aeroplane
    which was hijacked while it flew from Istanbul to Ankara (flight no 160) and
    ended up at the Athens International Airport at the order of the hijacker. In a
    successful operation the Unit stormed in to the plane arresting the hijacker
    and releasing all hostages safely.

    http://www.ydt.gr/main/Attachments/A..._EKAM_ENGL.pdf

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    Thanks for the additional info. It clears up a few things for me. The ETA profile is the one I wrote many years ago for Specwarnet.

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