The place of its dislocation is Khabarovsk region, Far East.
The sleeve patch depicts a snarling Siberian Tiger – the northernmost in the world.
Along the perimeter there is the inscription: “Special forces.”
On the curly ribbon at the bottom – the name of the squad – “Typhoon”.
The birthplace of Special Forces Detachment of Russian Interior Troops “Typhoon” is the Far East. In 1999 the Chief of the District Staff Major-General Vladimir Romanov initiated the creation of the detachment.
Unlike most of the Internal Troops units, the squad was armed with armored personnel carriers and heavy machine automatic grenade launchers.
On May 19, 2000 the detachment started to perform tasks on the territory of the Chechen Republic. From May 2000 to May 2005 the personnel of the detachment revealed 87 base camps of illegal armed groups, 149 caches of weapons and ammunition, seized 319 firearms, found and defused 545 bombs, mines and improvised explosive devices.
More than 170 servicemen of the detachment were awarded state awards for courage and heroism in the performance of military duty in the North Caucasus region.
To the date 19 soldiers of “Typhoon” have confirmed their skills passing the qualifying tests and received the honorable right to wear the maroon beret, and many of the scouts – the green.