US Special Forces Fast-Rope from Ospreys

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the Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES) from Osprey CV-22 (Photo: US Air Force)

When the U.S. Army needs to get their Special Forces operators into or out of a tight spot, it uses the Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES). U.S. Air Force CV-22 Ospreys practiced this insertion method with U.S. Army Special Forces operators in Latvia. US Army Special Forces are deployed in Latvia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.