With a multitude of potential threats radiating over the border from North Korea, South Korea can not be lax when it comes to security.
As such, Seoul places a premium value on the training and capabilities of its military and police forces. This is clearly illustrated through the para-military capabilities of the South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT teams.
A 2014 video from LiveLeak shows the incredible training in small arms maneuvers that these SWAT members go through.
Members of the South Korean Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team take part in an anti-terrorism exercise at a hotel in Seoul May 28, 2010
The KNP is responsible for most security operations within the country, including counter-terrorism measures, riot control, and hostage negotiations. The KNP also, on occasion, carries out join exercises with the Korean Coast Guard and Army.
The highlights of the KNP training video are in the following GIFs:
A trainee practices strafing while alternating fire between a pistol and a submachine gun.
Trainees practice disarming, and counter disarming, techniques.
A prospective SWAT team works in a pair, coordinating movement and cover fire.
A trainee practices a faux surrender.
SWAT team members must be ready to respond to all manner of threats, including the sudden appearance of a combatant from behind.
Here, a trainee practices handling the recoil from a shotgun, before transitioning to his pistol.
In possible crowd situations, accuracy is of critical importance, and marksmanship is given plenty of practice.
While in the field, SWAT members must be ready to continue an operation even after a potential injury. Here, a trainee is practicing shooting and reloading one handed.
9. Of course, being able to function while distracted and under stress is one of the most important factors for success in the KNP. Here, instructors attempt to distract a trainee during an accuracy drill