“Kit up.” The Royal Malaysian Navy’s elite special operations unit – Pasukan Khas Laut/ PASKAL. By Marc Lee
PASKAL is relatively new in the combat swimmer/VBSS/maritime counter-terrorism game, only being founded in 1980. However, they got up to speed quick, regularly training with UK Royal Marines Commandos/SBS and U.S.Navy SEALs/Marine Recon.
In their dress uniform they wear a distinctive magenta beret with a classic British commando-style sleeve rocker but when suited up for work they look very NATO as noted by the Draeger and HK MP5.
They are estimated to number ~1000 men including support personnel, training cadre, and pipeline.