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Top 10 Deadliest Forces of the World

1. U.S. Navy SEALs

The United States Navy SEa, Air and Land (SEAL) teams are renowned for their ability to work underwater and deal with special reconnaissance, counter terrorism, hostage rescue and unconventional warfare.

Famous Ops: A team authorised by Barack Obama killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan. Three Navy SEALs also killed three Somalian pirates when they held a captain hostage.

U.S. Navy SEALs deadliest forces

If you are looking for what are deadliest forces in the world then you have just reached at the perfect place. Here we have compiled a top ten list of most deadliest forces all over the world. Got a war, civil uprising or special mission you need sorted? Call in these deadliest forces and then hope for the best.

2. Alpha Group

Russia’s trigger-happy counter-terrorist squad of 700 hardcore dudes, formed in 1974 and survived despite the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Famous ops: The 2004 Beslan school hostage rescue crisis, where 1200 hostages were held by Chechen separatists ended with 31 dead terrorists. A good result except they also terminated more than 350 civilians.

Alpha Group

3. The Kaibiles

Guatemala’s fearless counter revolutionary commando forces are experts in jungle warfare and counter insurgency ops. Established in 1975, their motto is, “If I advance, follow me. If I stop, urge me on. If I retreat, kill me.”

Famous ops: Eight Kaibiles were killed and five wounded in an ambush in Congo as part of a UN peacekeeping force. The dead soldiers were part of a botched operation to capture the deputy commander of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army.

The Kaibiles Deadliest Forces

4. Sayeret Matkal

The elite special forces of the Israeli defence force are experts in small arms, martial arts and gathering intelligence from deep behind enemy lines. These days they’re kept busy with counter-terrorism gigs and hostage rescue.

Famous ops: Best known for Operation Entebbe, a rescue mission to free hostages held on Air France flight 139 at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport in 1976. One Israeli soldier, 45 Ugandan soldiers, six hijackers and three hostages were killed in the operation, which at least managed to free 100 hostages.

Sayeret Matkal Deadliest Forces

5. Kopassus

Formed in 1952, the Indonesian Army’s feared special forces group quickly established a bad name for themselves by spearheading government military campaigns.

Famous ops: In 1981, an Islamic extremist group hijacked Garuda Flight 206. After the aircraft landed, Kopassus commando executed a fast-paced operation, killing three hijackers and freeing 50 passengers.


6. Special Service Group (SSG)

Pakistan’s elite and seriously tooled-up fighting force carry out unconventional warfare, sabotage, intelligence gathering, close quarter battle and espionage.

Famous ops: In 1994, Afghan hijackers commandeered a school bus packed with 74 children and eight teachers. With negotiations leading nowhere, SSG commandos used an explosion as a distraction and then killed the three hijackers.

Special Service Group (SSG) Deadliest Forces

7. Delta Force

A seriously hyped-up US army special ops force, otherwise known as the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta.

Famous ops:
They played important roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, allegedly entering Baghdad in advance to guide air strikes and sabotage Iraqi communication lines.

Delta Force Deadliest Forces

8. British SAS

The SAS eat close target recon and counter-revolutionary warfare for breakfast. They’re at home in mountains, jungles, deserts and urban environments, and are tops at making a fortune writing bestselling books when they retire.

Famous ops: Ended the 1980 hostage crisis at the Iranian embassy in London. The troopers employed stun grenades to disorient the terrorists and killed five out of six and saved 19 hostages.

British SAS

9. Eko Cobra

Austria’s crack counter-terrorism unit featuring 200 men are apparently highly respected for their climbing abilities and experts at Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions.

Famous ops: The Cobras are the only unit to have ended a plane hijacking while still actually in the air. In 1996, four Cobras were on board an Aeroflot Tupolev 154 escorting deported prisoners to Lagos. An escaped Nigerian prisoner threatened the aircrew with a knife and demanded to be taken to Germany or South Africa. The Cobras disabled the bloke and handed him to authorities on landing.

Eko Cobra

10. Special Air Service Regiment

The elite special forces unit of the Aussie army is commonly known as SAS. Broken up into three squadrons, our boys specialize in counter-terrorism, surveillance and reconnaissance and other assault operations.

Famous ops: SAS troopers Mark Donaldson and Ben Roberts-Smith were awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for their gallant acts performed while serving in Afghanistan.

Special Air Service Regiment




66 thoughts on “Top 10 Deadliest Forces of the World”

  1. the SAS is the worlds number one by far………the SEALS are good but not too sure if they are in the top 5….yes yes they killded Bin Laden great but this doesnt make em the best….propoganda????

  2. I would say Brit Special Services (composed of the SAS and SBS) are wicked good and should be higher on the list, but SFOD/D and the SEAL teams,heck JSOC has them beat by far. ADHD, the OP that resulted in the death of OBM was one of thousands the SEALS undertake each year and just the very tip of what they can do, so no, it isn’t propaganda, its the cold hard truth.

  3. I think this post just shows a total lack of research

    Case and point: The SEALs are not the best America has to offer. DEVGRU and Delta are. Seal Team 6 is known as Devgru, they are the handpicked best of the SEALs (who are themselves already best of the best). Delta too are aces from the Rangers, Special Forces and elsewhere.

  4. Hey don’t forget USAF Pararescue, they are essentially by Seals but go in specifically to get the injured out

  5. i see koppasus in youtube. they just poor in weapons only. if mybe all of army using same guns, i think they can be number one or number two.

  6. Philippine Army Special Forces

    On April 6, 1990, Capt. Arturo B. Ortiz led five teams of the 606th Special Forces Company, Philippine Army in a raid against a large Communist Terrorist training camp in Negros Occidental. Under cover of darkness, Ortiz led his troops on a grueling 11-hour cross-country foot march, scaling a 1,000-foot high cliff, enabling his units to infiltrate the enemy position while avoiding booby traps and Claymore mines. Aware that air support and artillery fire would be futile due to the dense forest cover, Ortiz instructed his men to move as close as 10 meters from the enemy periphery before launching the surprise attack. Moving from one team to the other, he encouraged his men, directing their line of fire in order to spare the women and children in the encampment.

    The two-hour gunbattle resulted in 84 terrorists killed and eight captured. Recovered from the enemy were 33 assorted firearms, 21 rifle grenades, several hand grenades, five ICOM radios, and other enemy equipment.

    Friendly Casualty : 1 slightly wounded

  7. Delta Force and SEALs go hand in hand and they are the top 2 SAS is up there too but they just dont quite make the cut

  8. pakisthani spacial force is much more lowered ranked in world…and indian special force is more courageous and tactful then them.

  9. China SF Most advanced
    Vietcong Regular Soldiers beat U.S SEAls Won vs. USA
    N. Korea SF won war vs. USA
    Spetsnaz low trigger time
    Israel Commandos Most time in hostile area
    German SS
    British SAS
    U.S SEALs & S. Korean SEALs Same training, tied
    Spain SF
    Green Berets Sloppy operators
    U.S Army Ranger equals others regular infantry
    Kaibiles Guatemala
    French Navy Commando

  10. The #1 best & most advanced is China SF’s followed by Vietcong’s regular Army which is more fierce than the all others including U.S SEALs whom they beat. #3 is North Korea because N.K beat the U.S in the Korean War.

  11. Dont even take it Seriouly the fact seals are at top show who every wrote this has no idea what their talking about

    1. CIA SAD / MI6 ( not militray units but innovative operators who were in tier 1)
    2. SFOD-D ( delta force ) / SAS
    3. DEVGRU / SBS ( these groups have less experience then Delta / SAS )
    4. GIGN
    5. Australian SAS

  12. -Delta Force (CAG, ACE) A Squad, B Squad, C Squad
    -DEVGRU (Team Six)
    -24th Special Tactics Squad (USAF)

    These, among others, make JSOC. The world needs to be thankful we have these teams, they are all excellent.


  14. LOL, how did SSG even come on this list? In 1965, they went into Kashmir with 120 men, came back with 18, in 1971, they did some damage to our posts, but their commander surrendered, in Kargil, they got owned completely, and a bunch of students in Lal Masjid was so hard for the SSG to clear.

  15. The SAS/SBS are the worlds original Special Forces, whilst the US Delta was formed as a direct result of their British counterparts. In fact they run crossover/parallel training exercises together. The New Zealand and Aussie SAS are at the same level. Similarly, the South African ‘Recces’ (now SF Brigade and arenot employed by the SA army) employ similar training skills – back in the day they even shared a military unit (see the retired C Squadron and 3 Recce – which also included the Rhodesian Selous Scouts). Spetsnaz Alpha is near the top because soldiers are known to be killed during live fire training exercises. The Israelis are also not feared for nothing – Shayatet 13 as well as Sayaret Matkal (and then there’s the close relationship shared by Israel and ‘old’ South Africa since the early 70’s). As has been mentioned somewhere, the current Ghurkas are excellent as well – their selection course is tough with an average of 1.5% qualification rate from applicants (avg: 15000+) to final recruits (200+), although they’re more of a conventional army than an elite force.
    Just because a Special Forces unit is NOT in the public eye such as the SAS and Navy SEAL’s, doesn’t mean they’re any less good. A country’s politics and even names and ranks may change, but the military structures usually remain. Let’s not discount the French Foreign Legion (most of their units are Commando trained, plus they perform the duties and are sent to places that no one else wants to, or can afford to go to – because they don’t have an allegiance), then there’s the German KSK (1100 members), the French GIGN (420 members), the Brazilian GRUMEC’s (very small in number but whose training mirror that of the SEAL’s and SBS) …
    Standards are usually shared across alliances with training exchanges and joint operations – it’s very hard to pick “the best”, as collectively they all are, or are marginally better suited than anyone else on their home turf (ie. Some are better in the jungles, some in the snow, the veld, desert or sea, depending on what country they’re from)

  16. There are no proper yard sticks to measure the performance of the commando forces ….but buy considering the real time performance …I think Israeli commandos stand on the top …followed by merciless Russian commandos ..example :daring Israeli rescue of Air France passengers. ….

  17. I think KOPASSUS is the number one deadly force in the world, not number 5.
    my my, see that picture, they used weapon only stick for kill the hijackers, just think what if they used machine gun. ha.. ha.. ha.. LOL :))
    I Love KOPASSUS!!! Bravo KOPASSUS!!!

  18. 1. Delta Force failed in Somalia the Pakistani and Malaysian who saved them.
    Conclusion: No Rank.
    2. Navy Seal was treat like delivery boy by SAS so failed
    Conclusion: No Rank
    3. Israeli special force shot one of their own when other country try to send medical team to Palestine.
    Conclusion: Worst then normal soldier. WTF commando????
    4. SAS yes this is really fucking good team. A teacher to a lot of country for special operation but I more Prefer SBS.
    5. Kopassus try to strike the new independent country which is Malaysia but failed.
    Conclusion: No rank
    6. Alpha Group not as good as Vymphel. So in Russia Vymphel is the best even when they got tiny operator who operate as Vymphel.
    7. Takavar, the latest news they captured the British Royal Marines.
    Conclusion: A commando capture the enemy commando, definitely had to be at top of rank.
    8. Paskal, as I refer this team is from Malaysia. Where no country is able to capture a pirate but this team is able to do it. The new said South korean and Philippines are try to learn from this team.
    Conclusion: Definitely in top 5.

    This the only force that i have watched for years, the SSG and MARCOS is still undetected under radar so i can’t comment anything. Maybe there are really good. To think there are Navy SEAL and Delta Force in the rank is so funny. Plus the Israeli Special Force who shot one of their own is more funny cause they fought with volunteer people with no gun at all. Even now I Still laugh at those guy. So weird haw can they become commando even they don’t have the skill to become a mere policemen.

  19. kopassus famous operation…wtf???..regular policeman can do that kind of operation…damn…such a poor country in asean..

  20. What rubbish.??
    what about the indian PARA COMMANDOS , MARCOS and NSG..???
    Even the US SF come to india to train with them..!!
    They have the formidable reputation in jungle and mountain warfare..!!
    you know ones the green berets refused to train with Para Commandos after reviewing the degree of toughness of training…70-80 km run with full combat load without haulting..??can any sf does that..ha,.??n that too to be completed within 24 hours without stopping or else u r disqualified..!! INDIAN SFs have been most sucessful and experienced in geurilla warfare and jungle warefare..!!coz their motto is fight the geurilla like a geurilla..!!

  21. 10 international combat team competition in 2007 was conducted by gsg9 all over world 50elite forces participate but msg won the competition prove best in elite club

  22. Indonesian Boy Scout..what we call ‘Pramuka’…is the best special forces in the world!!!!

  23. 1st Batalion, Royal Pacific Islands Regiment of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force has some of the best jungle fighting soldiers in the world. Which is why the Australian SAS regularly engages in joint training exercises with the PNGDF to hone their jungle warfare skills.

  24. Every time there’s a list like this you get a bunch of whiners jumping on crowing about how great the SAS is. I’m not saying they’re not good, but when in joint training they were whining and pouting to take tea time during a patrol that doesn’t exactly endear me to their skills. And don’t even get me started on the Israelis; most overrated military force in the world.

  25. Kopassus no 1
    when Kopassus troops just want to add, the American objection to the decision of Indonesia

  26. Why is Kaibiles here when theor accomplishment is only to get shot and die? Also dos erres when all they did was kill civilians? They are just famous for biting off the heads of puppies but the enemies kill them like crazy. GAFES number one!

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