H.O.P.E. (High Orbit Precision Entry) Squad was a four-man squad of specialized clone commandos used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. They wore Katarn commando armor painted in various color schemes and could be deployed in specialized escape pods from an Acclamator-class assault ship. They acted on orders received from the Jedi Council.
Behind the scenes
The concept of the H.O.P.E. squad shares similarities with the HALO (High Altitude, Low-Opening) technique for paratrooper insertion.