The Special Forces (SF) is responsible for conducting special military operations such as anti-terrorist and hostage rescue operations, as required to achieve the mission of the MNDF. The SF has the mandate and capability to conduct highly specialized and surgical special operations by land, sea and air, with the support from other services and commands within the MNDF.

Soldiers recruited from within the MNDF undergo the arduous SF qualifications training. Once the training is complete, these operatives serve an extended tenure in the SF.


To conduct counterterrorism, hostage rescue and anti-hijacking operations required in order to achieve the mission of the MNDF, as well as any other specialized and precision operations required to achieve a national strategic objective.