Marine Jaeger is one of two special force units in Norway. The Marine Jaeger have their own under the Defence Command North (Forsvarskommando Nord). They can be compared to the British SBS (Special Boat Squadron) and the US Navy SEALs. Every second year they go to train with the Navy SEALs. Their primary missions are deep penetration reconnaissance and sabotage on enemy naval installations.
To join the Marine Jaeger a soldier have to complete a 22-weeks course at Dykker- og Froskemannsskolen (Diver and frogman School) at Haakonsvern Naval Station outside Bergen. After that they go to Ramsund Naval Station for further training.
They are using close-circuit diving, canoes or parachutes as primary methods of insertion.
Norway has at least one Ranger battalion (light infantry) capable of dividing into small unit patrols for sustained deep reconnaissance and attrition operations against second-echelon command, control, and communication, logistical units, and enemy reserves. Norwegian Rangers also gather and transmit intelligence for multiple-launch rocket system target acquisition and have a forward-air-controller (FAC) capability to call in air strikes. All-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, fast patrol boats, and air drops are means of insertion.
Marine Jaeger can be compared to the British SBS (Special Boat Squadron) and U.S. Navy SEALs. Their primary missions are deep-penetration reconnaissance and sabotage of enemy naval installations. They use closed-circuit diving apparatus, kayaks, or parachutes as methods of insertion.
The initial 22-week training course for Marine Jaeger personnel occurs at the Diver and Frogman School at Haakonsvern Naval Station outside Bergen. After that they go to Ramsund Naval Station (home base) for further training. Every second year elements of the unit train with the U.S. Navy SEALs. Weapons used by Jagerne members include the HK MP-5.
Although it is officially denied, Norwegian SP were reported to have worked with Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) forces to conduct intensive surveillance of Serbian forces’ movements and positions 2 days prior to NATO’s entry into Kosovo.
Stationed: Ramsund Naval station, Nordland. Weapons: H&K MP-5 family and various others