first published on February 12, 2019 by Will
The Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) German Special Forces are the focus of this new moto video highlighting intensive training operations and slick gear, guns, and vehicles.
The KSK are Germany’s most elite commandos. While they are a relatively new unit, started in 1996, they’ve gained combat experience by deploying hundreds of troops to Afghanistan and other battlefields over the years.
Recently, the unit adopted a new primary battle rifle, the HK416 A7, which has a 14.5″ barrel and fires the standard NATO 5.56mm round.
Late last year, unconfirmed reports indicated the KSK had been infiltrated by “right wing” operatives planning to assassinate Green Party leader Claudia Roth, foreign minister Heiko Mass and former president Joachim Gauck. The German Ministry of Defense claimed there was no validity to the reports.