Dutch Naval Special Operations

COMSUBIN (Comando Subacquei Incursori) is first and foremost a secret special operations unit. Its membership is a fairly well-guarded secret. Estimates put the number of active COMSUBIN men at around 700. Raiders are composed of volunteer officers and non-commissioned officers with an average age of 29 who are capable of: surface and under-water swimming, use of naval units, assault on stationary and moving naval units, deployment from helicopters through various means, movement during day and night in unknown and rocky terrain, deployment from submarines while underwater and on surface, use of automatic and commanded parachute, use of arms, explosives and special weapons, capability to reside in unknown hostile territory for long-term, use of various land vehicles.

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