Thursday, June 22, 2017
"E Fluctibus irruit in hostem"
"Out of the waves and he fell upon the enemy"
From the Internet web site "COVERT SHORES" and article the topic of which is submersible boats as used during naval commando missions. Thanks to the hisutton.com Internet web site.
"Exclusive - Secret Submarine-Boat revealed"
"Italy is renowned for sleek and stylish speed boats. And acknowledged as a pioneer and world leader in underwater Special Forces technology. So it should come as no surprise that the elite Special Forces, COMSUBIN, operate some of the most powerful and impressive submersible boats in the world. But it will, because it is also one of the Special Forces community’s best kept secrets."
The Italian navy prior to and during the Second World War [WW2] innovators in the area of naval commando operations as that term understood today.
First free-divers, then snorkel, then SCUBA, then Swimmer-Delivery-Vehicles [SDV] and midget submarines. Unconventional naval warfare, asymmetric, a combat multiplier of great value.
ALL OTHER NAVAL COMMANDO UNITS SINCE THE TIME OF WW2 TAKING THEIR CUE FROM THE ITALIANS!!
"There may be some people who underestimate Italy as a country of great thinker, but not the GRU. The GRU know that the Italians have very good brains, the brains of great inventors. Few people realize that before the Second World War Italy's technology was at an incredibly high level . . . achievements, especially in the sphere of aviation, submarines and high-speed launches, were really amazing . . . the Italians were the unrecognized geniuses of military and naval technology." - - Suvorov. [GRU = Soviet/Russian military intelligence.]
That tradition of naval commando warfare technology as pioneered by the Italian evidently continues.