NATO just ranked secretive Greek military unit EQUAL to SAS, Navy Seals!


NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters  has just inducted Greece's special paratrooper unit ETA  into an exclusive club of the word's elite special forces, such as  the US’s Delta Force and Navy Seals  and Britains's SAS.

"In the closing days of 2021, a little-known Greek special-operations unit received NATO’s highest readiness qualification. Evaluators from the NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ) traveled to Greece and put the country’s elite special operators through the wringer," writes Stavros Atlamazoglou in Business Insider.

According to Business Insider, the Greek  Special Paratroopers Section, Ειδικό Τμήμα Αλεξιπτωτιστών (ΕΤΑ), a  tier-one special-operations unit of the Hellenic Army, 'not only passed with top marks but also achieved the highest possible rating.'

"An NSHQ committee assessed the Greek special-operations unit for almost a week in December. The NATO testers evaluated ETA on three mission sets: foreign internal defense, direct action, and special reconnaissance.

"Simulating a real-world operation, ETA special operators forward-deployed and performed a wide range of missions, making use of all their infiltration techniques and skill sets.

"The whole unit took part in the evaluation, as did a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear warfare element that was attached to ETA.

"ETA primarily specializes in strategic reconnaissance and direct action and is modeled on the British Special Air Service."

Accordingly, General Constantine Floros, chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff and a special operator himself, said in a tweet, “my warm congratulations to the ETA for the excellent performance in the unit’s evaluation by the NATO Special Operations HQ. [We are] proud once more for the combat ready ETA.”