Thursday, June 22, 2017
"E Fluctibus irruit in hostem"
"Out of the waves and he fell upon the enemy"
More regarding the modern Italian naval command units and their equipment: Thanks to the hisutton.com Internet web site.
"Comando Raggruppamento Subacquei e Incursori Teseo Tesei"
"COMSUBIN is the elite commando frogman force and one of the Italian special forces. Italy was the first nation to use frogmen and human torpedoes."
Further with regard to Italian submersible boat technology we have "Cos.Mo.S 'Nessie' Fast SDV"
"During World War Two Italy led the world in many aspects of naval Special Forces capabilities, most notably in wet submersibles and combat swimmers. Although frogmen from the famous Decima-MAS [X] unit served on both sides after the Italian Armistice, Italy’s naval Special Forces capabilities were officially extinguished at the end of the war. They were however kept alive in secret (an open secret among Western Special Forces perhaps). In the 1950s Italy rekindled it strategically important waterborne Special Forces capabilities including its SDVs. The Italian Navy craft were kept a VERY closely guarded secret and have only become known quite recently . . . Part of keeping them secret was that the company that built them did not openly advertise the fact. They were only exported to Israel and South Africa."
ITALIAN NAVAL COMMANDO TECHNOLOGY HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ALL OTHERS MIGHT VERY WELL BE SO!
"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.]
Again, that tradition of excellence apparently continues!