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11 weapons used by Russia’s chosen Spetsnaz operators

Spetsnaz SoldiersIlya Naymushin / Reuters

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The chosen Russian force famous as a Spetsnaz has a prolonged story going behind to the Red comrade Guard, though small is famous about them since of a unit’s secretive nature. 

Numbering around 15,000-17,000, most Spetsnaz are allied to US Army Rangers, according to the book “Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces” by Mark Galeotti. About 1,000 of them, however, are on standard with a US Army’s Delta Force or Navy SEALs.

The Spetsnaz are also orderly differently than US special operations army in that they have units in mixed troops branches, all with their possess specialized training. 

The Spetsnaz are also afforded a opportunity, according to Galeotti, to customarily “get a initial collect of new forms [of weapons], and also suffer many larger leisure to customize and “mix and match”” their weapons. 

Below are 11 of a many ordinarily used Spetsnaz weapons, according to Galeotti. 

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