The appearance of the bat symbol – a bat being a silent night inhabitant – was related to the inclusion of night flights on hang-gliders into the training programme of the Special Forces (Spetsnaz) of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the USSR.
The lapel pin badge is made of a goldish metal. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The lapel pin is to be fastened to the lapel of a full-dress uniform with a special clip called “butterfly fitting”. Thanks to the fine needle the fastening does not leave traces or pierces on clothes, does not damage the product.