Cooler's Armored Squadron are the elite warriors of Cooler. They are very much like the Ginyu Force and the members, Salza, Neiz, and Doore have similarities to the Ginyu Force members; Jeice, Burter, and Recoome, respectively. They also strike poses, though they do this much less, probably because Cooler is less tolerant of it.
The group was first seen when they were watching Frieza destroy Planet Vegeta with Cooler. They noticed a Saiyan Pod leaving the planet, but Cooler said to ignore it. After Cooler heard about Frieza's destruction at the hands of a Saiyan, Cooler brings them with him to Earth and commands them to find the Saiyan. They managed to ambush Goku, Gohan, and their friends and seriously injured Goku. When Gohan returned from retrieving a Senzu Bean for his father, the Squadron ambushed him again. However Piccolo appeared and fought against the squadron, succeeding in killing Doore and Neiz. Salza proceeded to fight the Namekian, though he was unable to beat him. After Cooler was defeated, Salza attempted to finish off the rest of the Z Fighters, only for Piccolo to kill him with his Special Beam Cannon.