Sepah Navy Special Force

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Special Unit of NEDSA
یگان ویژه ندسا
Country  Iran
Allegiance Supreme Leader of Iran
Branch Seal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Type special operations forces
Role Special operations
Part of Navy
Garrison/HQ Greater Farur Island[1]
Engagements Gulf of Aden anti-piracy operations
16- Sarhang-IRGC.png Colonel Asghar Memari[2]

Special Unit of NEDSA (Persian: یگان ویژه ندسا‎),[2] also known as Sepah Navy Special Force (S.N.S.F.) (Persian: نیروی ویژه دریایی سپاه‎),[1] is a Takavar unit in the IRGC Navy stationed in the Greater Farur Island of Persian Gulf.[1] The unit has marines, frogmen and snipers specializing in heliborne, amphibious warfare and naval boarding.[2]

Operations in Gulf of Aden[edit]

In 2012, the unit performed a 117-days operation in Gulf of Aden to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. The unit has collaborated with the American forces in the operation, for instance an American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk did reconnaissance for the unit's boat.[2]


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