Navy to create a «Mistral» special forces battalions

Formation of new special forces marines will end in 2013 In 2013, the Defense Ministry will form new battalions of marines, to be placed on amphibious ships, docks vertoletonosnyh «Mistral». As explained by a source in the Navy Main Command, as the base of new state was taken batalonov South American experience. — As part of a promising naval infantry battalion will be three companies, mortar battery, reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and anti-tank platoons, as well as the rear unit — the source told «Izvestia». According to him, the task will be the first company of the battalion landing from helicopters.

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