first published on June 27, 2019 by Sean
A high-speed video released by the Polish military provides a rare and in-depth look at the increasingly capable and varied Special Operations Forces (SOF) of Poland.
With a long and tumultuous history of military invasions by neighboring powers, modern day Poland is rapidly developing its armed forces to meet the growing Russian threat and serve as NATO’s most powerful eastern ally. While the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia – who have also been drastically increasing their military spending over the past few years – are increasingly vulnerable to an expansionist Russia, Poland has set itself up as a growing military power; regularly participating in NATO exercises, deploying troops to global hotspots, and hosting an increased US military presence.
At the forefront of this martial development is Poland’s elite and diverse SOF units. The video below gives a thorough look at their training, capabilities, and modern equipment and interviews with many of the operators themselves.