One of Russia’s most well-known special operations units is the Spetsialnovo Naznacheniya, better known as SpetsNaz. There are currently eight SpetsNaz brigades with varying sizes and offshoots. Overall, it seems like the Russian special forces have a greater arsenal for everyday usage than the U.S. special forces. They often get to choose from numerous firearm models, such as AK-47-series of assault rifles. There is also not any truly standard weaponry, as they are always open to testing new technology. A large number of these forces also privately purchases their own weapons for use, especially when it comes to fighting knives and field equipment.