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The Special Assault Team (Japanese: 特殊急襲部隊 Tokushu Kyūshū Butai) is a counter-terrorism unit under the Japanese National Police Agency. Its origin can be traced back to the Special Armed Police who were trained in September 1977 to combat criminal incidents as a response to the Dhaka Incident. They saw their first successful deployment in January 1979 during the Mitsubishi Bank hostage incident and were involved in many other counter-terrorist operations since then. These specially trained SAP members were officially put into the newly established Special Assault Team in 1996 after training for a year with the GSG 9, GIGN, and British SAS.
It is an available organization introduced in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Red Crow expansion.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
The Operation Red Crow expansion introduced two new Operators from the SAT, one Attacker, and one Defender.
Officially classified until 1996. Japan's Special Assault Team (SAT) has since been collaborating with the SAS, GSG-9 and FBI SWAT. Comprised of small highly trained teams spead throughout Japan, the SAT is a paramilitary counter-terrorism unit. Highly proficient at building and tubular assaults, they excel in urban warfare.
- The Armbands worn by SAT Operators and their bios indicate that the both of them operate under the Aichi Prefectural Police.
- The old SAT patch are on both uniforms but the new SAT patch are on Operator biography.