Brazilian Special Operations Command
|Special Operations Command |
Comando de Operações Especiais
Coat of arms of the Special Operations Command
|Active||2002 - present|
|Allegiance||Ministry of Defence|
Airborne & air assault operations
|Current Commander||Brig.Gen. Mauro Sinott Lopes|
|C Op Esp|
The Brazilian Special Operations Command (Portuguese: Comando de Operações Especiais - C Op Esp) is one of Brazilian Army Commands. The headquarters are located in Goiânia, more easily to go anywhere in the country, when necessary.
Creation of C Op Esp
For its creation, the Army Command issued decrees organizing the core of the Brigade (Nu Bda Op Esp), reporting initially to the Brigade Parachute Infantry. Most of its subordinate organizations were stationed in the area of Camboatá (West Zone of Rio de Janeiro), where he was the 1st BFEsp, whose commander served, cumulatively, in the initial phase, the command of Nu Bda Op Esp and management of project deployment.
The C Op Esp can be used efficiently to provide the deterioration of the military capabilities of the enemy, through direct or indirect actions against their logistics infrastructure, its systems of command and control (C2) and aerospace defense, forcing him to commit resources to defend its rear. Among the large repertoire of missions and capabilities of C Op Esp stand out:
ability to deploy the enemy's rear; collect information from the battlefield; perform search, destruction, neutralization and interdiction of targets of significant value; guided air strikes; rescue personal friend; kidnap enemy personnel; plan and conduct operations in irregular warfare: subversion. sabotage. escape and evasion. driving resistance movements (guerrilla) forces against invading larger, alongside the regular actions undertaken by the Brazilian Armed Forces. counterinsurgency. counterterrorist operations like: rescue of hostages on airplanes, banks, subway or boat; VIP security and strategic facilities; attack on terrorist bases; deactivation of explosives; monitoring of terrorist groups. The C Op Esp is extremely flexible, with a little rigid organization and a variety of techniques, procedures and available resources. The SP could conduct operations deep with minimal direction and support, providing greater opportunities to land operations (tactical and strategic) to attack the enemy where and when it is most vulnerable.
The C Op Esp is effectively able to carry out deep and intervene with opportunity, as soon as possible in crisis situations, doing missions for prompt response, and has this strategic mobility afforded by the availability of adequate resources, particularly air travel, which are provided mainly at the strategic level by FAB, and may also participate in the Flight of the Army and Naval Aircraft, in accordance with the requirements.
What is there is no doubt that the C Op Esp is extremely lethal, especially in its command actions that are directed against targets of significant value, preferably strategic, in accordance with the Plan of Prohibition Theater of Operations.
Command actions are characterized by surprise and aggressiveness with which they are developed in hostile areas and typically under the control of the enemy, requiring precision in its planning and execution, because the commands become vulnerable after strongly denounced his presence.
Yet men of C Op Esp are able to gain the relative superiority and destroy, neutralize or interdict aerodrome surveillance radar, antiaircraft batteries, port facilities, dams and dikes, bridges and roads, facilities and other command and control. The command actions loom large in importance before the limitations of the Air Force, and can be designed to support and / or complement a campaign aeroestratégica. The secondments Actions Commands are lethal weapons and accurate.
The C Op Esp is the main arm of the Rapid Action Force which is supplemented by the following units: Brigade Parachute Infantry, 12th Light Infantry Brigade (Aeromovel) and the Army Aviation Squadron. The Rapid Action Force it is a cluster with a radius of national action, capable of acting in the Amazon to the Pampas in the south, with maximum use of available technology to ensure speed means action by air, land and water, and still capable of making chemical defense - usually required in terrorist actions.
At your disposal, this elite force has sophisticated equipment such as laptop computers, night vision goggles, backpack with equipment for action in the jungle and other items not in conventional military action. The C Op Esp also conducts joint operations with other units of the Brazilian Army and Navy and also the Air Force.
|Heckler & Koch USP||Germany||Pistol|
|IMBEL IA2||Brazil||Assault Rifle and Sniper Rifle|
|Heckler & Koch MP5||Germany||Submachine gun|
|Heckler & Koch G36C||Germany||Assault rifle|
|Heckler & Koch HK416||Germany||Assault rifle|
|Colt M4||United States||Assault rifle|
|FN Minimi||Belgium||Machine gun|
|FN MAG||Belgium||Machine gun|
|Barrett M82||United States||Sniper rifle|
|Heckler & Koch PSG1||Germany||Sniper rifle|
|SIG Sauer SSG 3000||Switzerland||Sniper rifle|
|M24 Sniper Weapon System||United States||Sniper rifle|
|Remington MSR||United States||Sniper rifle|
|PGM Ultima Ratio||France||Sniper rifle|
|Carl Gustav M3||Sweden||Recoilless cannon|
1st Commandos Battalion
1st Special Forces Battalion
1st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Company