| Special Brigade|
Serbian Armed Forces (SAF)
The Special Brigade is an elite unit of the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) and based in Panceo and Nis. On the 29th September 2006 the Special Brigade was formed by transforming and merging of the 72nd Special Brigade, 63rd Paratroop Brigade and parts of the 82nd Marine Center and “Kobre” Antiterrorist Squad.
Organisation and structure
|A Brigadier General commands the following units|
Field of duties
Special Brigade is a joint tactical unit encompassing reconnaissance, antiterrorist, parachute and diving components. It is an especially organized unit, equipped and trained for the purpose of preparing, organizing and conducting of intelligence-reconnaissance, commando, antiterrorist, counter-insurgency, Psy.Ops. and other Special Ops in land, aerial and water combat theatre.
Special Brigade Units conduct their activities in the enemy’s rear, in their own rear and on the front, by implementing vertical and other forms of maneuvering.
The field of duties is determined by the Strategy and the Military Doctrine of the Republic of Serbia, which also includes a jointly acting with the Serbian Police Force Units.
Field of duties in detail:
Reconnaissance activities in the strategic, operation and tactical depth, for the purpose of performing antiterrorist, and countering insurgency activities,
Participation in intelligence and counterintelligence tasks,
Resolving hostage situations,
Disarming terrorist, criminal and armed groups of insurgents.
Blocking the area and facilities
Securing top army and state officials,
Locating and marking targets for the aviation activities and long-range artillery in the tactical and operation depth of the enemy.
Rescuing grounded pilots and reconnaissance-commando groups and individuals in the enemy’s rear,
Airborne Attack and aerial supplying
The scope of combat training is wide and involves tactical, firing and physical training of the highest professional risk. In addition to a very demanding selective training, which represents eliminatory entry criterion for special brigade, the following tasks are also performed in this unit:
enabling the members of the units to use cold weapons, use martial arts, and to use weapons with strong firing capabilities;
practicing complex Special Ops. tactical activities;
training the members of the brigade in paratrooping, diving, climbing and rescue service activities
Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia