The CH-53 landed in complete dark 10 miles from the target, a terrorist stronghold somewhere in the Middle East.
The back ramp was down in two minutes: 15 U.S special forces commandos with their gear and accessories for the planned operation headed out on their way to the target. An hour and 20 minutes later the commandos could see the enemy sentries through their night vision systems. They hadn’t done double time to the target. They crossed the 10 miles from the landing site riding on new, unique vehicles.
They didn’t make any sounds to alert the enemy and the commandos attacked with complete surprise. Satellite imagery helped them plan a GPS-based route that took the four-wheeled vehicles along the most unobstructed way.