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Armies of the world. Portugal

Population: 9 876 thousand people. The military budget is 1,3 billion dollars (2001). The regular forces are 43 600 people. The reserve - 210 930 people, including land forces - 210 000, naval forces - 930. Militarized formations - 46 400 people, including the Republican National Guard - 25 600, police of public security - 20 800. Recruitment for the army - draft. Hitch: land forces - 4-8 months, air force and naval forces - 4-12. Mobilization resources - 2,6 million people, including 2 million able-bodied men.

Land forces: 25 400 people, 5 territorial commands, 6 brigades (1 motorized infantry, 1 of fast response, 1 lift-off, 3 territorial defence brigades), 19 regiments (3 mechanized, 8 infantry, 4 mixed, 1 tank, 3 armoured cavalry), 2 artillery, 1 anti-aircraft artillery and 2 engineer regiments, 1 regiment of military police, the centre of special operations.

Arms: 187 tanks (86 M48A5, 101 M60A3). 40 armoured reconnaissance vehicles, 370 armored troop carriers (of them 245 M113), 318 field artillery guns (of them 6 155 mm self-propelled guns M109A2), 209 mortars, 21 150, 152 and 234 mm pieces of coastal artillery, 214 antitank missile systems, 95 antiaircraft guns, 15 portable surface-to-air missile systems Stinger, 37 surface-to-air missile systems Chaparrel.

Air force: 7 400 people, 51 (15 more are mothballed) war-planes, combat helicopters are not available. Tactical elements: 2 fighter and bomber air squadrons, 1 reconnaissance air squadron, 1 pilotless vehicle squadron, 4 transport air squadrons, 1 intercommunication air squadron, 2 training air squadrons, 2 SAR helicopter squadrons. Planes and helicopters: 25 Alpha Jet, 20 F-16 (A and B), 6 Р-ЗР, 6 C-130H, 24C-212, 12 Cessna 337, 4 Falcon-20 and -50, 16 Epsylon, 10 SA-330, 18 SA-316.

Naval forces: 10 800 people (including 360 in service for a fixed period). Navy: 2 submarines Dafne, 3 frigates with guided missiles Vasco da Gama, 13 frigates (3 Comandante Joao Belo, 4 Baptista de Andrade, 6 Joao Coutinio), 18 patrol vessels (8 Casine, 5 Argos, 5 Albatross), 1 tank landing ship, 2 oceanographic vessels Stalwart, 2 hydrographic vessels, 2 training sailing vessels, 2 training yachts, 1 tanker, 2 support vessels. Marines: 1 580 people, 3 battalions, 1 support division, 36 120 mm mortars.





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