They also saw extensive action in the Falklands war. Teams infiltrated various points for reconnaissance missions. An Argentine submarine was attacked in Cumberland bay. RN Harriers were guided in at Port Stanley after a team spotted Argentine helicopters being redeployed. An airfield at Pebble island was raided; eleven aircraft were destroyed at the cost of one SAS member being injured.
The Falklands was also the new testing ground for Stinger Missile. The Stinger is a hand held surface to air missile. During the Falklands, the Stinger saw limited use with the SAS. The SAS now carries the weapon in it's arsenal. The Stinger was used to shoot down low flying Argentinean jets. Although one report claims a soldier also shot one out of the sky with a GPMG. The Stinger case however is proven. The Stinger was bought from 1st SFOD-D at the very beginning of the war.
Although much of the conflict went off without a hitch, a few tradgies did occur. An SBS patrol happened to walk into an SAS patrol, which was dug in. The SAS noticed Argentinean webbing (which the SBS was wearing) and proceeded to fire on them. When the firing stopped, an SBS Marine lay dead. Also while moving members of the SAS from one ship to another tragedy struck. A helicopter carrying the SAS soldiers ditched off the Falklands coast, killing 18 SAS men.