POTD: Black Swan 21 Exercise

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    Ever since photography was invented in the early 1800s, it has been a medium of almost limitless possibilities. From the beginning, the availability was extremely limited until today where most people have at least one smartphone or camera to capture what’s going on around. Here at TFB, we’ve been running our Photo Of The Day for longer than we can (almost) remember. This is the place where we share the best photos we can find, quite often from Special Forces. Today we are taking a look at pictures from the Black Swan 21 annual multinational special operations forces exercise.

    Caption from United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM):

    Black Swan 21 helped Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia qualify for the initial air, land, and maritime operational capabilities required for the Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC), a Hungarian-led temporary deployable command element for Special Forces.

    The command will boost the ability of each nation to effectively employ their special operations forces and will enable each nation to contribute separately.

    Can you identify the firearm on the diver’s back?

    All photos by Sgt. K. G., Hungarian MoD.