On Sunday 11 Dec 16 Russian TV aired a 9 minute segment that purported to show a secretive Russian SOF unit operating in Syria. This was picked up by the Washington post, who recently re-published the video (click here or on the image) with an explanation of the unit, tactics and weaponry. Unlike the well-known Spetznaz, the KSO are far more secretive – modelled on the US successes in SOF development over the last 15 years.
A window into a usually unseen world that is well worth a watch. You can see equipment, weaponry, night vision capability, personal carriage, snipers, TUAVs and (perhaps most interesting) an advanced Unmanned Ground Vehicle.