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Cercetaşi militari pe timpul instrucţiei specifice pe timp de iarnă
: Navy SEAL
The Scouting/Reconaissance structures were the Romanian over-all SOF units, until the establishment of the integrated special forces battalion.
Cercetasii - Scouting -
Each battalion has a scouting platoon, each regiment has a detachment, a brigade has a company, while a division or army corps has an entire battalion. There is also an independent scouting centre in Buzau. A Scout has a parachutist license, a diving license and a mountain climber license. Scouts are used for all the array of special operations missions, as well as counter-terrorist, counter-insurgency and hostage saving situations. Their training resembles the one of the SEAL, Green Berets and Delta Force, and they can be deployed to perform a wide range of missions. The Scouts have won many international competitions and have successfully participated in NATO exercises with special forces from United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Germany, Canada and Spain. One day after the september the 11th, 2001, the Scouts begun anti-terrorist training, and they were soon offered to the US Armed Forces for deployment to Afghanistan. An armoured scouting unit is currently present there, while smaller scouting teams were sent to Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania and Angola. A Scouting platoon and several UAV's have also been deployed to Iraq in 2003, and they are still there, being rotated once every 6 months.