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With a local flavor: Zimbabwe special forces training

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With a local flavor: Zimbabwe special forces training

In the hands of Kalashnikov assault rifles, patchwork camouflage on steel helmets, "drill" running to the "melodies and rhythms" of the African continent. This is a showcase in one of the military units of the state of Zimbabwe.


To date, the National Defense Forces have been formed in Zimbabwe, which consist of the ground forces, the air force and the police of the republic. At the same time, Zimbabwe's military spending is about 3% of GDP. For comparison, the requirements for NATO countries are 2 percent.

In the structures of the National Defense Forces of Zimbabwe, special units are allocated. Moreover, the training of the fighters of these units was carried out, including with the involvement of foreign specialists.

A video by war correspondent Alexander Sladkov on the Sladkov + channel demonstrates options for training Zimbabwean special forces.



The footage is presented with the descent of the soldiers from the roof of the building, overcoming the obstacle course.

The obstacle course, and the entire training of the Zimbabwe special forces - with a local flavor. Many rope-wooden structures. Using exercises with logs, weighted balls, swinging the press with support in the form of tires from trucks and tractors.

Video from 2006. Alexander Sladkov. Zimbabwe:

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  1. Koval Sergey
    Koval Sergey 5 November 2020 09: 41
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    It reminded me: Where is the flounder?
    1. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets 5 November 2020 10: 36
      +4
      Quote: Sergey Koval
      It reminded me: Where is the flounder?

      It's funny, of course. The process of training "young soldiers" is nowhere different. All with the help of a leg and some kind of mother.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 5 November 2020 09: 45
    0
    Spetsnaz, he is spetsnaz everywhere ... as prepared, so "work" will be.
  3. nnm
    nnm 5 November 2020 09: 52
    +4
    I remember that our "Vympel" in its best years did not hesitate to adopt the experience of special forces or partisans both in America and in Africa .... first of all - camouflage, movement in the local theater of operations, etc. I think that from any country you can learn a lot from the locals.
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 5 November 2020 09: 54
      0
      Quote: nnm
      I remember that our "Vympel" in its best years did not hesitate to adopt the experience of special forces or partisans both in America and in Africa .... first of all - camouflage, movement in the local theater of operations, etc. I think that from any country you can learn a lot from the locals.

      Vietnam, Cuba and Nicaragua.
      1. nnm
        nnm 5 November 2020 09: 55
        +3
        Yes, the list there, I think, will not be on one page. I mean that you always have to look for something that you yourself can learn from others.
        1. neri73-r
          neri73-r 5 November 2020 09: 56
          +1
          Yes, plus the passage of service by individual soldiers in the special forces of NATO countries.
      2. Doctor
        Doctor 5 November 2020 18: 08
        0
        Vietnam, Cuba and Nicaragua.

        The Cuban Raul Riso taught the KGB about operational karate. According to his lessons, they riveted a book, chipboard, its photocopies were circulated throughout the Union.
        They thought then that they had found a lethal single combat. laughing

        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 22 November 2020 23: 24
          -1
          Arzt (Yuri)The Cuban Raul Riso taught the KGB about operational karate.

          Yes, the article here on VO was about the Cuban special forces "Black Wasps" ...
          Cuban Special Forces "Black Wasps" specialize in warfare in the jungle. Experts acknowledge that today "Black Wasps" is the best special forces that can operate effectively in the tropics, and the level of training of each fighter in terms of complexity has no analogues in the world.
          By the way, exactly Cuban officer Raul Riso developed a special style of martial arts based on "karate-operetiva", which was used in the training of specialists of the USSR KGB and the General Staff of the General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense, special forces fighters "Vympel" and "Alpha".
          Inputs to assignments can be incredible. The main goal of the training is that there should not be unexpected questions and situations during special operations. All possible situations are thought through as much as possible - only then any operation is "doomed" to success.
          The Cuban army is on constant alert. Meanwhile, the country lives, works, rejoices, raises children - its future. An economic crisis is raging in the world, and Cuba is implementing social programs, strengthening the health care and education system. The Cuban government is investing in "human capital", which means that the country has a future.


          https://topwar.ru/35551-kubinskie-chernye-osy.html
          I think the Russian Federation even now has a lot to learn from the Cubans, and not only in the field of sabotage, raids, but also investments in the main carrier of power in the country - the people ...
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 November 2020 09: 57
      +1
      Quote: nnm
      I think that from any country you can learn a lot from the locals.

      You can, of course, but it's better to bypass Africa.
      1. nnm
        nnm 5 November 2020 09: 59
        0
        Why? Who knows where our specialists have to act. Moreover, the Pennant was created for this very purpose.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 5 November 2020 10: 14
          +1
          Quote: nnm
          Why

          After 40 years of exploring Africa, when I see an African, I get goosebumps like burning vodka.
          1. rudolff
            rudolff 5 November 2020 13: 22
            +1
            Why such a reaction? Just curious.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 5 November 2020 15: 23
              +1
              Quote: rudolff
              Why such a reaction? Just curious.

              For forty years allergic to Africa.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 23 November 2020 09: 40
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          Quote: nnm
          Who knows where our specialists have to act.

          Yes, they were there until 1991, many know firsthand, half of Africa still speaks Russian. But it is better to leave Africa to the aborigines.
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 22 November 2020 23: 27
        -1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: nnm
        I think that from any country you can learn a lot from the locals.

        You can, of course, but it's better to bypass Africa.

        The Chinese comrades would not agree with you ... however, like the former owners of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), the British ...
    3. Alex013
      Alex013 5 November 2020 16: 26
      +1
      When was Southern Rhodesia. And the Selous Scouts, which consisted mostly of white hunters and gamekeepers. From them, yes, a lot could be learned about camouflage, survival in the bush, the ability to read tracks ...
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 22 November 2020 23: 29
        -1
        Quote: Alex013
        When was Southern Rhodesia. And the Selous Scouts, which consisted mostly of white hunters and gamekeepers. From them, yes, a lot could be learned about camouflage, survival in the bush, the ability to read tracks ...

        I wonder how the Selous Scouts themselves got these skills?
  4. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 5 November 2020 09: 54
    0
    Why do they have glass eyes, as if they were smeared with a hanka
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 November 2020 09: 55
    +2
    Video from 2006. Alexander Sladkov. Zimbabwe:
    14 years have passed, and finally they remembered what to put on the site.
    1. nnm
      nnm 5 November 2020 09: 59
      0
      Or that the service life of those who got into the frame in the special forces has expired ...
    2. Volodin
      Volodin 5 November 2020 10: 56
      0
      Quote: tihonmarine
      14 years have passed, and finally they remembered what to put on the site.

      Think ... And we post and discuss video frames from the times of the Second World War, Vietnam, Afgan, Chechnya, Yugoslavia. Well, you must ...

      And pay attention to the date of publication of the video by Alexander Sladkov himself.
  6. SaLaR
    SaLaR 5 November 2020 10: 05
    0
    They work normally .. not all at once .. gain experience
  7. Amba412
    Amba412 5 November 2020 14: 49
    +1
    So the year of the release of the video made me laugh. In any army, a lot has changed in 14 years. And the specialists have everything. When I saw our sniper shooting at night in Syria. Lord, Glory to you that I no longer serve
  8. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 6 November 2020 01: 48
    0
    what
    Maybe we have gained experience. Their cadets are also undergoing training in Russia.
    Young, apparently still "spirits", the look is still lost, sluggish. They didn't deserve a beret
    headdress - steel helmet. In the heat, I'll tell you the pleasure of putting your head in the microwave,
    or running in the Sphere as in a winter hat in summer ... In general, they get used to hardships and hardships.
    On the strip, as if not sleeping enough ...

    The Novosibirsk VVKU team on the scout trail:
  9. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 22 November 2020 22: 50
    -1
    More videos about foreign armies ...