Vladivostok-based Russian mercenary group. Believed to have formed from the ashes of the Volok mafia organization after the 2000 Moscow power shifts; the business side of the organization returned west, while the operational arm opted for independence. Nozh is highly trained and well equipped; most of its members deserted from the FSB offices in Vladivostok in the med-90s. The group seems to have no loyalties or ideology beyond working for the highest bidder.
Nozh has specialized in Arctic operations, both sea and land. Few other groups have the skill and training to operate in harsh conditions.