COMANF, acronym for Comandos Anfíbios (Portuguese for Amphibious Commandos), is the Brazilian Marine Corps commandos.The Comanf member has to training in several regions of Brazil aiming at improving their combat skills and training to operate in different environments and climates. The training involves parachuting, mountaineering, operations in the scrub, littoral attack & defense, Jungle Warfare, tactical diving, sabotage. It may take two years or more to complete the training and become part of COMANF.
Some members are assigned abroad for training, specializing in courses such as "All Arms Commando Course" (Royal Marines), "Special Operations Command" (Marina / Spain), "Rangers" (U.S. Army) and "Amphibious Reconnaissance Course" (U.S. Marine Corps).
There is a phrase in the Brazilian Navy to define the "COMANF" soldiers: "Um Comanf é imbatível, dois são inseparáveis e três fazem guerra" (Portuguese for "One Comanf is unbeatable, two are unseparable and three make a war").
As every special force of Brazilian Armed Forces, the COMANF soldier are trained to use every type of weapon, they training with various guns of various countries. The most common guns are:
|Heckler & Koch USP||Germany||Pistol|
|Heckler & Koch MP5||Germany||Submachine gun|
|Heckler & Koch G36C||Germany||Assault rifle|
|Colt M4||United States||Assault rifle|
|FN Minimi||Belgium||Machine gun|
|Barrett||United States||Sniper rifle|
|Heckler & Koch PSG1||Germany||Sniper rifle|
|M24 Sniper Weapon System||United States||Sniper rifle|
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