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Good Guys in Greenzone

Yesterday’s online and paper editions of the Austrian newspaper ‘Heute’ (Today) featured an article and photo gallery of the Austrian Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorist / special operations unit ‘Einsatzkommando COBRA’.

The photo spread included this shot of a two-man sniper team in their standard-issue GreenZone camouflage smocks and trousers from SABRE in Germany. COBRA has been using a range of GreenZone camouflage clothing and equipment made by SABRE since 2012. Einsatzkommando Cobra isn’t GI Joe’s arch-nemesis but rather an Austrian Counter Terrorism team with a very good reputation. Organized under the Ministry of the Interior, Cobra was founded in 1978 and is made up of about 450 personnel.

Cobra

They even use GLOCKs.

Read the whole thing at www.hydedefinition.com.

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8 Responses to “Good Guys in Greenzone”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    Glocks and G.I. Joe – LOL. 😉

  2. Brian says:

    Surely you meant they prefer 1911s…. ????

  3. Brian says:

    The national weather service in Wakefield VA has issued a tin foil hat watch….

  4. Padawan says:

    Huh, they say because of the terror threat there were more than 27 operations every day in 2014, up 15% from 2013.

  5. L.Washing says:

    ok…since austria & Glocks…i heard rumors about a glock carabine …any infos on that?

    • T says:

      I remember that being an April fool’s joke… along with the Glock revolver. There are some odd conversions/stock adapters that can sorta make a Glock an SBR though (I think they’re qualified as that).

      • Machina says:

        It’s called STM556 and essentially a AR15 platform made by Styer, same company as the AUG and the sniper rifles you see on the picture.

        • L.Washing says:

          jep…not talking about the stm… talking about a real dedicated carbon platform from and by Glock