High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND

A high-tech special forces unit formed during the 1990s to respond to local insurgencies, regional conflicts, and terrorism. What set FOXHOUND apart from other special forces units was its application of one-man infiltration missions in situations of unconventional warfare, where conventional military tactics are not an option. The unit's existence became known to the world as a result of the Outer Heaven Uprising of 1995, the Zanzibarland Disturbance of 1999, and the Shadow Moses Island Takeover of 2005. Its use of high-tech equipment in its infiltration missions had a significant influence on contemporary military strategy, resulting in other special forces units created in its image throughout the world. At the beginning of the 21st century, it was revealed that the unit had been performing gene therapy on its members, and it was officially disbanded after the Shadow Moses Island Takeover. The birthplace of a multitude of legendary soldiers, FOXHOUND has since become popularly known as the "phantom ninja squad".

Featured in the MSX2 video games Metal Gear (1987) and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990); the PlayStation video game Metal Gear Solid (1998); the PlayStation 2 video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001); and the PlayStation 3 video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008).