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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.
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 spread 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 is utilised on the Operators' uniforms while the new one is used in their in-game bios.