frogman

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frogman

a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater
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The Danish Defence has a need for a small compact and light combat swimmer weapon (CSW) which can be hidden underneath a coat or similar when low conspicuousness is needed.
Often only armed with knives and wearing nothing more than swim trunks and flippers, the Maritime Unit's combat swimmers and other operatives carried out seaborne clandestine missions in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean theaters of World War II.
At that time, navy combat swimmers wore fatigues, boots, and helmets, and operated from boats or rafts with lifelines, wading as needed.
Kazakhstan's Defense Ministry said the country is interested in organizing joint activities for training combat swimmers (frogmen), and for special units' activities in urban areas and in mountainous terrain.
com)-- When it comes to serving the ever-changing needs of combat swimmers, Amron International aims to be at the forefront.
This is no general overview, either: it covers such specifics as how combat swimmers launch from submarines to carry out beach reconnaissance before an invasion, how airborne and automobile forces operate in conjunction with other military units, and how the forces train for all types of terrain.
The 57-ton Mark V typically carries special operations forces, primarily SEAL combat swimmers.
OSS-MU men were the nation's first combat swimmers.
Combat swimmers, for example, may use a handgun and ammunition designed to be fired under water, while a unit which might infiltrate through sewers or carry out raids on drug operations might use weapons equipped with "wet suppressors" to lessen the chance of starting a fire if the weapon is used.

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