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Encyclopedia > Portuguese Army
Exército Português
Portuguese Army

Portuguese Army Coat of Arms
Active 1153 — current
Country Portugal
Type Army
Size Three Brigades
Part of Portuguese Armed Forces
Patron Alphonse I of Portugal
Motto Em perigos e guerras esforçados
In dangers and wars strengthened
Commanders
Army Chief of Staff General José Luís Pinto Ramalho[1]
Insignia
Portuguese Army Colours
Aircraft flown
Transport NH-90
Portuguese Army troops heading for Angola, during World War I.
Portuguese Army troops heading for Angola, during World War I.
Portuguese Army troops in the jungle, during the 1960's and 1970's Colonial Wars in Africa.
Portuguese Army troops in the jungle, during the 1960's and 1970's Colonial Wars in Africa.
Portuguese Army Chaimite armoured vehicles in Bosnia.
Portuguese Army Chaimite armoured vehicles in Bosnia.
The Operational Structure of the Portuguese Army.
The Operational Structure of the Portuguese Army.

The Portuguese Army (Portuguese: Exército Português) is the ground branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation with the other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the defence of Portugal. It's one of the oldest armies in the world, and it was established in the 12th century. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Portuguese Armed Forces (Portuguese: Forças Armadas Portuguesas) are divided into three branches: Army (Exército Português) Navy (Marinha Portuguesa or Armada Portuguesa) Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) In the 20th century, Portugal had only two major military interventions, the first one in the 1st World... Afonso I, King of Portugal (English Alphonzo or Alphonse), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques (pron. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2178x1471, 2202 KB) Description: pt: :Embarque de tropas portuguesas para Angola, durante a 1ª Guerra Mundial do cais do Arsenal. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2178x1471, 2202 KB) Description: pt: :Embarque de tropas portuguesas para Angola, durante a 1ª Guerra Mundial do cais do Arsenal. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 795 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A convoy of Portuguese Army Chaimite V-200 Armored Personnel Carriers prepares to move out at the Glamoc live-fire range, while participating in Exercise... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 795 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A convoy of Portuguese Army Chaimite V-200 Armored Personnel Carriers prepares to move out at the Glamoc live-fire range, while participating in Exercise... A Portuguese Army Chaimite in Bosnia with an U.S. Army helicopter Chaimite is an armored vehicle built by the Portuguese company Bravia and used by the Portuguese Army in the colonial war in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, from 1967 to 1974 when it ended. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1663x1205, 130 KB) The Structure of the Permanent Operational Forces of the Portuguese Army, made by myself: noclador File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1663x1205, 130 KB) The Structure of the Permanent Operational Forces of the Portuguese Army, made by myself: noclador File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Contents

History

The history of the Portuguese Army is directly connected to the history of Portugal.


National defence

The land forces fought for Portuguese independence against the Leonese and the Moors in the 12th century, against the Castilian invaders in the 14th century, against the Spanish occupiers in the 17th century and against French invaders in the 19th century. Coat of arms Kingdom of León, 1030 Capital León Language(s) Mainly Latin and Astur-Leonese. ... For other uses, see moor. ... The starting point of Crown of Castile can be considered when the union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon in 1230 or the later fusion of their Cortes (their Parlaments). ...


Foreign campaigns

Since the 15th century, the land forces have also participated in Portuguese foreign and overseas campaigns — in Africa, Asia, America, Oceania and Europe. In the 20th century, the Portuguese Army participated in World War I on the side of the Allies in the European western front and Africa. The army participated in colonial wars from 1961 to 1974, in Angola, Goa, Mozambique, Portuguese Guinea and Timor. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Look up ally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants Portugal Angola (1961-74): MPLA, UNITA, FNLA Guinea-Bissau (1963-74): PAIGC Mozambique (1964-74): FRELIMO Strength 169,000 70,000 in Angola 42,000 in Guinea-Bissau 57,000 in Mozambique 20,000 6,500 in Angola 7,000 in Guinea-Bissau 6,500 in Mozambique Casualties 8... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ... Portuguese Guinea was the name for what is today Guinea-Bissau from 1446 to September 10, 1974. ... Timor is an island at the south end of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara with the surface of 11,883 sq mi (30,777 km²). The name is a variant of timur...


Peace missions

In the 21st century, the Portuguese Army has participated in several peace missions, including in Bosnia, Kosovo, Timor-Leste, and Afghanistan — currently a Comandos company. In December 2005, a Portuguese commando died in an incident in Afghanistan, when a bomb trap was detonated. This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor, is an island nation in Southeast Asia, consisting of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, a political exclave of East Timor situated on the western side of... For the denomination of commando see commando, for the Argentine special operations unit see Comandos Anfibios, for other special forces with Commando on its name see list of special forces units. ...


Order of battle

Central structure

The Portuguese Army is headed by the Army Chief of Staff and includes:

  1. Army Staff[2];
  2. Functional Commands:
    • Training and Doctrine Command[3],
    • Logistical Command[4],
    • Personnel Command[5];
    • Operational Command[6];
  3. Operational Formations and Military Zones:
    • Rapid Reaction Brigade [7]
    • Mechanized Brigade[8]
    • Intervention Brigade[9]
    • Military Zone of Azores,[10]
    • Military Zone of Madeira,[11]
  4. Main Military Schools:
    • Military Academy,[12]
    • School of the Military Medical Service,[13]
    • Army Polytechnical School;[14]

The Brigada de Reacção Rápida (Rapid Reaction Brigade), is a unit part of the Portuguese Army made of other several sub-units with the purpose of responding to threats with fast deployment. ... The Military Academy (Academia Militar) is a Portuguese military establishment of university higher education level which develops activities of teaching, research and support to the communities with the purpose of training and forming Officers for the Portuguese Army and the Republican National Guard. ...

Base Units

The Portuguese Army Base Structure Units work as administrative bases responsible for the training and organization of the operational units of the army's formations, military zones and general support forces. For historical reasons most of the base units are called regiments and are associated with an arm of service. By arm of service, these units are: British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ...

  1. Cavalry:
    • School of Cavalry[15] at Abrantes,
    • 2nd Lancers Regiment[16] (Army Military Police Unit) at Lisbon,
    • 3rd Cavalry Regiment[17] at Estremoz,
    • Cavalry Barracks (former 4th Cavalry Regiment)[18] at Santa Margarida Military Camp,
    • 6th Cavalry Regiment[19] at Braga
  2. Artillery:
  3. Infantry:
    • School of Infantry[24] at Mafra,
    • 1st Infantry Regiment[25] at Carregueira,
    • 3rd Infantry Regiment[26] at Beja,
    • 8th Infantry Regiment[27] at Elvas (in process of being disbanded, it will be replaced by a Military Museum),
    • 10th Infantry Regiment[28] at Aveiro
    • 13th Infantry Regiment[29] at Vila Real,
    • 14th Infantry Regiment[30] at Viseu,
    • 15th Infantry Regiment[31] at Tomar,
    • 19th Infantry Regiment[32] at Chaves
  4. Engineers:
    • School of Engineers[33] at Tancos,
    • 1st Engineers Regiment[34] at Lisbon,
    • 3rd Engineers Regiment[35] at Espinho
  5. Communications:
    • School of Communications[36] at Oporto,
    • Communications Regiment[37] at Lisbon
  6. Medical Service:
    • Medical Service Battalion[38] at Coimbra
  7. Military Administration (Logistical Service) and Transportation Service:
    • School of Services[39] at Póvoa de Varzim
    • Transportation Regiment[40] at Lisbon
  8. Material Service:
  9. Mixed:

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Portalegre Mayor José Almeida  - Party PS Area 631. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Centro  - Subregion Baixo Vouga  - District or A.R. Aveiro Mayor Élio Maia  - Party PSD-CDS Area 199. ... Vila-real (also known as Villarreal): city in the province of Castellon, Valencian Community region, Spain. ... Location  - Region  - Subregion  - District or A.R.   {{{Region}}} {{{Subregion}}} Viseu Mayor  - Party Fernando Ruas PSD Area 507. ... District or region Santarém Mayor   - Party António Paiva PSD Area 351. ... The Roman Bridge Coat of Arms Chaves, Portugal, is the second most populous city in the district of Vila Real, after the district capital of the same name. ... Municipality Vila Nova da Barquinha Area 1. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Grande Porto  - District or A.R. Aveiro Mayor José Mota  - Party PS Area 21. ... A modern view of the ancient city of Porto, the city that gave the name to the country. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Centro  - Subregion Baixo Mondego  - District or A.R. Coimbra Mayor Carlos Encarnação  - Party PSD Area 319. ... Póvoa de Varzim (pron. ... Coat of Arms Entroncamento is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 14. ... The CTOE - Centro de Tropas de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Troops Center), based in Lamego, is a unit of the Portuguese Army with the mission of instructing troops in unconventional warfare and counter-terrorism. ... Lamego is a city in the north of Portugal. ... For the denomination of commando see commando, for the Argentine special operations unit see Comandos Anfibios, for other special forces with Commando on its name see list of special forces units. ... District Lisbon Mayor   - Party José Maria Ministro dos Santos PSD Area 291. ... 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This article is about a city in Sao Miguel Island, Azores. ... Funchal at night Funchal (pron. ... The Army Light Aviation Unit (Portuguese: Unidade de Aviação Ligeira do Exército, UALE), initially known as Army Light Aviation Group (Portuguese: Grupo de Aviação Ligeira do Exército, GALE), is the Portuguese Armys unit dedicated to missions of light aviation, being integrated in the Army Forces...

Equipment

Light Firearms

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Heavy Firearms

The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW) is a portable one-shot 66 mm anti-tank weapon, designed in the United States by Talley Defense Systems, produced by Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway. ... A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. ... Carl Gustav anti-tank weapon in action With the Irish Army. ... A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Anti-tank, or simply AT, refers to any method of combating military armored fighting vehicles, notably tanks. ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ...

Mortars

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Tanks

  • M-60 A3
  • Leopard 2A6 (37 on order)

For other uses, see M60. ... The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank built by the German company Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, developed in the early 1970s and first entering service in 1979, replacing the earlier Leopard 1 as the foremost MBT in the Bundeswehr. ...

Artillery

  • 105mm M119 Light Gun m/98
  • 105mm OTO Melara Mod 56 (discontinued, some may be used by the School of Artillery for no-live fire training, replaced by M119 Light Gun)
  • 105mm M101 (discontinued, some may be used by the School of Artillery for no-live fire training)
  • 155mm M114 (discontinued, some may be used by the School of Artillery for no-live fire training)
  • 155mm M109A5

A M119 Howitzer being fired as part of an exercise near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan The M119 A1 Howitzer is a lightweight howitzer used by the United States Army. ... The OTO-Melara Mod 56 is an Italian 105 mm pack howitzer designed by OTO-Melara. ... A M119 Howitzer being fired as part of an exercise near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan The M119 A1 Howitzer is a lightweight howitzer used by the United States Army. ... The 105 mm Howitzer M2A1(M101) was the standard medium field howitzer for the U.S. in World War II, seeing action in both European and Pacific theatres. ... M114 155 mm howitzer Nationality United States Type Howitzer Date of design 1942 Caliber 155 mm Barrel length 3. ... The M109 is an American-made self-propelled 155 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s. ...

Anti-Air Artillery

The AIM-92 Stinger or ATAS (Air To Air Stinger) or ATAL is an air-to-air missile developed from the shoulder-launched FIM-92 Stinger system for use on helicopters such as the AH-64 Apache. ... A US Navy VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14 Tomcat fighter launches an AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile. ... A Chaparral missile launcher This article is about the missile system. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... The 20mm caliber is a specific size of cannon or autocannon ammunition, commonly the smallest caliber which is unambiguously a cannon (or more commonly today, autocannon) and not a heavy machine gun. ... Reinmetall 20mm Twin Anti-Aircraft Canon Weight : 2,160Kg EL Angle of Fire : -5. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ...

Tactical Vehicles

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Heavy Vehicles

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Armour

The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ... Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are armoured fighting vehicles developed to transport infantry on the battlefield. ... The Pandur 8 X 8 is a development of the Pandur 6X6 APC and incorporates many features of the current model, as well as new ones. ... Military armored cars A French VBL reconnaissance vehicle. ... A Portuguese Army Chaimite in Bosnia with an U.S. Army helicopter Chaimite is an armored vehicle built by the Portuguese company Bravia and used by the Portuguese Army in the colonial war in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, from 1967 to 1974 when it ended. ... Military armored cars A French VBL reconnaissance vehicle. ...

Helicopters

The NHI NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ...

Other

For other uses, see Radar (disambiguation). ... Two PLGRs, showing different color schemes The Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR) is a handheld, single frequency, military GPS receiver that incorporates the Precise Positioning Service - Security Module (PPS-SM) to access the encrypted P(Y)-code GPS signal. ... For other uses, see Radar (disambiguation). ...

See also

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Exército Português

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... History of Portugal series Prehistoric Portugal Pre-Roman Portugal Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia Visigoths and Suevi Moorish rule and Reconquista Castilian and Leonese rule First County of Portugal County of Coimbra Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal Second County of Portugal Establishment of the Monarchy Consolidation of the Monarchy 1383–1385... The Military Academy (Academia Militar) is a Portuguese military establishment of university higher education level which develops activities of teaching, research and support to the communities with the purpose of training and forming Officers for the Portuguese Army and the Republican National Guard. ... For the denomination of commando see commando, for the Argentine special operations unit see Comandos Anfibios, for other special forces with Commando on its name see list of special forces units. ... The CTOE - Centro de Tropas de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Troops Centre), based in Lamego, is a unit of the Portuguese Army with the mission of instructing troops in unconventional warfare and Counter-Terrorism. ... The ETP - Escola de Tropas Páraquedistas (Parachute Troops School), based in Tancos, is a unit of the Portuguese Army and serves as the instruction center for recruitment and training of the Portuguese paratroopers. ... The Brigada de Reacção Rápida (Rapid Reaction Brigade), is a unit part of the Portuguese Army made of other several sub-units with the purpose of responding to threats with fast deployment. ...

External links

  • Exército Português, official website

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