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Video: Advanced Weapons & Equipment
Green Berets are the Army’s most specialized experts in unconventional warfare.
Special Forces soldiers carry the most advanced equipment in order to complete the most sensitive missions. Below, you'll find some of the gear Green Berets use in the field.
Ground Mobility Vehicle
Flyer 72 Ground Mobility Vehicles drive through an open area. (General Dynamics)
The Ground Mobility Vehicle is a lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that Special Forces Soldiers use for a variety of missions.
Sea-doo Search And Rescue
Source: Golden Arrow Marine
Rugged and durable, the Sea-Doo SAR is easy to maneuver in open water, rivers and floodwaters. It offers many options to aid search and rescue operations.
US Army Green Beret (Special Forces) soldier armed with a MK 17 SCAR-H while operating in Afghanistan/Reddit
The MK17 SCAR is a 7.62mm x 45mm shoulder-fired, gas-operated, select fire modular weapon system with a free-floating barrel. It is designed as a battle rifle for mid-range engagements beyond the capability of the M4 carbine.
US Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Sebo fires a Glock-19 pistol
US Army Photo by Sgt. Steven L. Galimore
The Glock 19 is low-visibility and can be carried concealed when dressed to meet the mission requirement. It is for self-defense and used as a last resort to evade hostile personnel.
HALO jump/ Screen capture from YouTube
High-Altitude Low-Opening (HALO) jumps are made from extreme heights, requiring an oxygen supply. The high altitude allows entire teams, undetected by radar, to infiltrate a combat area.
Advance Ram Air Parachute System
Intruder RA-1 Army Ram Air Parachute system for military special forces.
Image: Airborne Systems
This parachute is specially designed for paratrooper's HALO jumps and can function reliably in severe environmental conditions.
US Army Pvt. Isaiah D. Brooks tests night vision gear prior to an evening weapons qualification
US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte
This advanced technology allows Special Forces Soldiers to see during night operations or in dark environments.
US military Emerson Oxygen Re-breather via Rebreather World
The Re-Breather is a simple underwater breathing device allowing Special Forces Soldiers to navigate rivers and streams unnoticed.
US Army Paratroopers engage a target with an M4 carbine during a live-fire exercise
US Army photo by Paolo Bovo
The M-4 Carbine rifle is lightweight and customizable, making it the Special Forces Soldier's ideal choice for a wide variety of small-unit missions.
US Army Special Forces Nett Warrior via Powerstick
Nett Warrior is an integrated dismounted leader situational awareness system for use during combat operations.
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