The FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism Special Forces tactical or SWAT team. The HRT is trained to rescue U.S. citizens and allies who are held by a hostile force, either terrorist or criminal. The Hostage Rescue Team was founded in 1982 by Danny Coulson and completed its final certification exercise in October 1983. [source: wiki]
The HRT's purpose is to serve as a domestic counter-terrorism unit, offering a tactical resolution option in hostage and high-risk law enforcement situations. It was originally composed of 50 operators; however, this number has since increased to well over 90 full-time operators. The HRT commonly functions as a national SWAT team in highly sensitive or dangerous situations. Today it is part of the Tactical Support Branch of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and is based at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The idea for the HRT was originally conceived during the late 1970s but came to fruition when then FBI director William H. Webster witnessed a demonstration by the US Army Delta Force. When Webster reviewed the equipment used by the Delta Force and noticed there were no handcuffs, he inquired about it. An operator grimly replied, "We put two rounds in their forehead; the dead don't need handcuffs." The idea of the HRT began as an augmented SWAT and counter-terror team. The team would be capable of handling extraordinary hostage situations, large-scale counter-terrorist operations, situations involving nuclear or biological agents, or operations that local law enforcement or the regional FBI field office were not trained or equipped to handle.
This Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI HRT Hostage Rescue Team 12-inch figure will come with MICH 2000 Helmet, Helmet light, SI M-FRAME 2.0 Sunglasses, PVS-23 NVG, PVS-23 Battery case, MS2000 Strobe light, Goggles, M45 Gas mask, M45 Gas mask VPU, QuietOps Headset system, SABER Radio, Light sticks x 3, SABRE Crossfire, No.25 Flashbang grenade, Tear gas, Watch, Push dagger, 6004 Holster, Gen2 combat shirt, Gen2 combat pants, Tee, Belt, FBI SWAT Ballistic vest, MOLLE Shoulder pads, Admin pouch, Double M4 Mag pouch, Single grenade pouch, Single flashbang pouch, Triple flashbang pouch, Modular assault pack, Radio pouch, Medic pouch, Gas mask pouch, Weapons catch, Safety lanyard, Pistol lanyard, "M" Gloves, Rappelling gloves, VTAC-MK2 wide padded sling, Shotgun sling, Patches, Fugitive boots, new S2.5 Body, bare feet x 1 pair
Weapons - Springfield Armory M1911 Pistol, 1911 Pistol magazine x 1 + 1, 1911 Gun light. M870 Shotgun, Shotgun shell x 6 + 6. HK416 Rifle, Front sight, Rear sight, AN/PEQ15 ATPIAL, 552 Red dot sight, Grip, M600 Gun light, Push-button swivel & MWS Forend rail mount, EMOD Stock, M4 magazine x 5 + 1
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