Hello, as a new member, I’ll post something about my country (Italy)
We have various Tier 1 units and I’ll list them here with some pictures in the next days
Let’s start with Italian Army:
9th Paratroopers Assault Regiment “Col Moschin”, is a SAS-like force trained for special operations in various environments. They carry the legacy of the Arditi units of the Italian Army, which operated on the Italian-Austrian Front during World War I.
4th Alpini Paratroopers Regiment, is a Ranger type infantry alpini regiment, specializing in mountain combat, and a special force trained for special operations in all kinds of environments, with special skills in skiing and climbing and resistance to cold, stress and fatigue. The 4th is best suited for high-altitude operations. It’s operational battalion carries the legacy of the Alpine Skiers Battalion “Monte Cervino”, an elite battalion of the Alpini Corps, that distinguished itself during World War I and World War II.
185th RRAO is a long range reconnaissance paratroopers regiment.
The 185th Regiment has, by its very nature, a vocation markedly directed towards Intelligence tasks and is specialized in Direct Actions that involve the engagement of remote objectives. The Regiment is particularly specialized in conducting special reconnaissance and terminal guidance operations (TGO), Joint Terminal Attack Controller operations and the terminal control of each source of fire against high-value targets.
GOI (Gruppo Operativo Incursori) - is the branch with raiders; they are trained for naval/land operation are also trained for special operations in all kinds of environments like British SBS, forward air controller, counter terrorism …(but are also used on the mountains of Afghanistan in operation ISAF), are also equipped with special weapons over/under water vehicles for silent insertions.
GOS (Gruppo Operativo Subacquei) - is the diver’s branch for rescue tasks and damage inspection / repair of vessels and/or submarines. They’re even specialized as underwater E.O.D.
Italian Air Force:
- 17º Stormo Incursori the raiders corp of Italian Air Force. Its primary missions: raids on aeronautical compounds, forward air control, combat controlling, and combat search and rescue.
Carabinieri special forces:
The Carabinieri is a corp of Gendarmerie with both (civil and military) law-and-order police duties, military police, and military peacekeeping and war-fighting capabilities.
- The Carabinieri has its own special forces in the form of the Gruppo di Intervento Speciale or the Special Intervention Group. The GIS features some one hundred or so troops specially trained in counter-terrorism operations with a special emphasis on marksmanship
(Texts from Wikipedia)