However, certain objectives can’t be accomplished with guns alone, and require a more subtle approach.
Here are some of the tech tools employed by Russian special ops outfits.
During some missions, special forces have to deal not just with enemy personnel but also with various kinds of explosive devices.
'Injection' is a small hand grenade useful for non-lethal takedowns. After exploding, it disperses a powder-like irritating agent which causes those affected by it to choke. An operative of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) special operations unit told the TV channel Zvezda that the grenade also has a flashbang version, which may cause a partial loss of sight.
'Typhoon' was originally designed to neutralize improvised explosive devices. Essentially a sophisticated explosive charge attached to an extension tube, the device can be used to breach any kind of door or window. 'Typhoon' is activated via a remote controlled detonator, allowing for a coordinated assault, and the yield of the explosive charge can be altered depending on what kind of obstacle needs to be breached.