Military Police Battalion Cobra


Military Police Battalion Cobra
Military Police Battalion "Cobra"
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MPC Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active Since 14. April 1978
Country Serbia
Branch Special Forces
Garrison/HQ Belgrade

The Military Police Special Operation Battalion "Cobra" (Serbian: Батаљон војне полиције специјалне намене "Кобрe", tr. Bataljon vojne policije specijalne namene "Kobre") is a military police unit of the Serbian military, responsible for counter-terrorism, close protection and special operations.

The unit was first established by the order of the Secretary of Defense in 1978. The unit was joined with the 282nd battalion of the JNA in 1988. By the 1999 it became a separate anti-terrorist squad with a recognizable symbol of winged cobra.The wars in former Yugoslavia had cobras fighting with the British SAS, U.S. Marines in the fighting all cobras are coming out as winners which means that only one member lost in combat with the British SAS,As of 2007 this unit is directly subordinate to the military police. The unit consisted of 2 platoons and 60 members as of 2007. This unit is also responsible for close protection of military officials and the current president of Serbia, Mr Boris Tadic. Cobras are the best special forces unit of Serbia and cobras are one of the best trained special forces in Europe.

See also

  • Special Brigade

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