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National Task Force
The National Task Force
National Task Force
(Swedish: Nationella insatsstyrkan, NI), formerly known as the National Task Force
National Task Force
of the Swedish Civilian Police (Swedish: Ordningspolisens nationella insatsstyrka), is a special operations unit within the National Operations Department of the Swedish Police Authority. It is meant to handle extraordinarily difficult or life-threatening criminal situations, such as terrorism, hostage situations, armed kidnapping or to serve high risk arrest warrants in cities too remote for the regional task forces in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö
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Emergency Response Unit (Norway)
The Emergency Response Unit (Norwegian: Beredskapstroppen), call sign Delta, is the Police Tactical Unit
Police Tactical Unit
of the Norwegian Police Service (Norwegian: Politi- og lensmannsetaten). Its members are trained to perform dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests and hostage situations. It is organizationally part of Oslo Police District, but is responsible for the whole country, including oil installations in the North Sea. The unit has among other participated in the Torp hostage crisis at Sandefjord Airport, Torp
Sandefjord Airport, Torp
on 29 September 1994, the aftermath of the NOKAS robbery
NOKAS robbery
and the 2011 Norway
Norway
attacks. The members have a wider variety of weapons than the ordinary police force, including SIG Sauer P226 pistols and Diemaco C8
Diemaco C8
rifles
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.338 Lapua Magnum
The .338 Lapua Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
(8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers. It was used in the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. As a result of this, it became more widely available. The loaded cartridge is 14.93 mm (0.588 in) in diameter (rim) and 93.5 mm (3.68 in) long. It can penetrate better-than-standard military body armour at ranges up to 1,000 metres (1,090 yd) and has a maximum effective range of about 1,750 metres (1,910 yd)
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MP5
Fixed stock:680 mm (27 in) (MP5A2, MP5A4, MP5/10, MP5/40) 790 mm (31.1 in) (MP5SD2, MP5SD5) 634 mm (25.0 in) (T-94 ZSG) Telescoping stock: 700 mm (27.6 in) stock extended / 550 mm (21.7 in) stock collapsed (MP5A3, MP5A5) 660 mm (26.0 in) stock extended / 490 mm (19.3 in) stock collapsed (MP5/10, MP5/40) 805 mm (31.7 in) stock extended / 670 mm (26.4 in) stock collapsed (MP5SD3, MP5SD6) 603 mm (23.7 in) stock extended / 368 mm (14.5 in) stock folded (MP5K-PDW) Receiver end cap: 550 mm (21.7 in) (MP5SD1, MP5SD4) 325 mm (12.8 in) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5) 349 mm (13.7 in) (MP5K-PDW)Barrel length225 mm (8.9 in) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5/10, MP5/40) 146 mm (5.7 in) (MP5SD1, MP5SD2, MP5SD3, MP5SD4, MP5SD5, MP5SD6) 140 mm (5.5 in) (T-94 ZSG) 115 mm (4.5 in) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4
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Specialist Firearms Command
Specialist Firearms Command (SC&O19, SCO19 and previously known as SCO19 and CO19) is a part of the Specialist Crime & Operations Directorate (SC&O) within London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).[2][3][4] The Command is responsible for providing a firearms-response capability, assisting the rest of the service which is not routinely armed. They are full-time units whose members do not perform any other duties. On occasion, they have been referred to as the "blue berets", as they used to wear these
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LWRC M6
2,800 ft/s (850 m/s) (5.56 mm from a 14.7 in barrel) 2,500 ft/s (760 m/s) (6.8 mm SPC from a 14.7 in barrel)Feed system STANAG-compliant magazine Barrett magazine (6.8 mm models)Sights Troy BUIS Flip-Up iron sightsThe M6 is a series of carbines designed and manufactured by LWRC International
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SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
[ɛs iː ɡeː ˈzaʊ̯ɐ] is the brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms. The original company, SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
GmbH, is a Swiss-German company, formed in 1976 as a partnership between Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany. SIG (now known as SIG Holding, AG) no longer has any firearms business. Their firearms subsidiary, Swiss Arms
Swiss Arms
AG, was sold to L&O Holding of Emsdetten, Germany and was renamed Swiss Arms.[1] L&O Holding is currently the parent company of SIG Sauer GmbH.[2][1][3] A separate company was founded in the US in 1985 with the name SIGARMS to import and distribute SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
firearms into the United States. This company was renamed SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer
Inc
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L96A1
7.62×51mm NATO
7.62×51mm NATO
(.308 Winchester) .300 Winchester Magnum .338 LapuaAction Bolt-actionMuzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,790 ft/s)Effective firing range 800 m (870 yd)Feed system10-round detachable box magazine (.308) 5-round detachable box magazine (.300, .338)Sights detachable aperture type iron sights day or night opticsThe Accuracy International
Accuracy International
Arctic Warfare rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. It has proved popular as a civilian, police, and military rifle since its introduction in the 1980s. The rifles have some features that improve performance in very cold conditions, without impairing operation in less extreme conditions. Arctic Warfare rifles are generally fitted with a Schmidt & Bender PM II telescopic sight with fixed or variable magnification
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HK417
The Heckler & Koch HK417 is a battle rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch in Germany. It is the larger caliber version of the HK416, and chambered for the full-power 7.62×51mm NATO
7.62×51mm NATO
rifle cartridge. It is a gas-operated, selective fire rifle with a rotating bolt. The HK417 is intended for use in roles where the greater penetrative power and range of the 7.62×51mm cartridge are required. It has been adopted for service by a number of armed forces, special forces, and police organizations.Contents1 Design and features 2 Use 3 Variants3.1 Military
Military
and law enforcement3.1.1 G28 3.1.2 M110A13.2 Civilian4 Users 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksDesign and features[edit] The HK417 is similar in internal design to the HK416, although the receiver and working parts are enlarged to suit the larger 7.62×51mm cartridge
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Sako TRG
The Sako TRG
Sako TRG
is a bolt-action sniper rifle line designed and manufactured by the Finnish firearms manufacturer, SAKO
SAKO
of Riihimäki. The TRG-21 and TRG-22 are designed to fire standard .308 Winchester[1] / 7.62×51mm NATO
7.62×51mm NATO
sized cartridges, while the TRG-41 and TRG-42 are designed to fire more powerful and dimensionally larger .300 Winchester Magnum (7.62×67mm) magnum and .338 Lapua
.338 Lapua
Magnum (8.6×70mm) super magnum cartridges. They are available with olive drab green, desert tan/coyote brown, dark earth or black stocks, and are also available with a folding stock.[2] The sniper rifles are normally fitted with muzzle brakes to reduce recoil, jump and flash. The Sako factory TRG muzzle brakes vent sideways and are detachable
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Paramilitary
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.[1]Contents1 Legality 2 Types2.1 Examples of paramilitary units3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksLegality[edit] Under the law of war, a state may incorporate a paramilitary organization or armed agency (such as a national police, a private volunteer militia) into its combatant armed forces. The other parties to a conflict have to be notified thereof.[2] Though a paramilitary is not a military force, it is usually equivalent to a military's light infantry force in terms of intensity, firepower, and organizational structure
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GSG 9
Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG 9) (English: Border Protection Group 9) is the elite Police Tactical Unit
Police Tactical Unit
of the German Federal Police
Police
(German: Bundespolizei). GSG 9
GSG 9
counterparts on the state level are the Special Deployment Commandos (German: Spezialeinsatzkommandos (SEK)).Contents1 Origins 2 History2.1 Name Change3 Operations 4 Missions4.1 Publicly known missions5 Organization 6 Recruitment and training 7 Equipment 8 Associations 9 Annual Warrior Competition 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksOrigins[edit] On September 5, 1972, the Palestinian terrorist movement Black September infiltrated the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany, to kidnap 11 Israeli athletes, killing two in the Olympic Village in the initial assault on the athletes' rooms
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence
Recherche, Assistance, Intervention, Dissuasion ("Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence"), commonly abbreviated RAID (/reɪd/; French: [ʁɛd] ( listen)), is an elite police tactical unit of the French National Police. RAID is headquartered in Bièvres, Essonne, approximately 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Created in 1985, RAID is the National Police counterpart of the National Gendarmerie's GIGN. Both units share responsibility for the French territory.[2] Since 2009, RAID and the Paris Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI), a separate National Police unit reporting directly into the Paris Police Prefecture
Paris Police Prefecture
(French: Préfecture de police de Paris),[3] have formed a task force called National Police Intervention Force (French: Force d'intervention de la Police nationale) or FIPN
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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