Portugal plans to commit 1,706 troops abroad by 2021

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-01-2021 12:00:00 · 2 Comments

The Portuguese State plans to commit a contingent of 1,706 soldiers in National Forces deployed abroad (FND) in 2021, in a total of 27 international missions, according to the official document of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (EMGFA).

Under the aegis of NATO, the European Union, the United Nations or under bilateral arrangements, 75 vehicles, seven aircraft and six ships are also planned to be used by the three branches of the armed forces: Navy, Army and Air Force.

The Central African Republic is the scenario that absorbs the most Portuguese military, a total of 198, with 184 operatives from the immediate reaction force stationed at the headquarters of the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Mission for the Stabilisation of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui.

The FND has a budget of EUR 63 million, in accordance with the specific allocation table in the State Budget Report for 2021, three million more than in 2020.

The figures are in line with those for 2020, when EMGFA estimated 1 738 military personnel engaged in 22 international missions, as well as five vessels, seven aircraft and 66 vehicles.



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Comments:

Hi Rod, Portugal fought in the first world war and lost around 12000 troops, 220000 civilians due to food shortages and desease. Long before your country was a country a small and poor country like Portugal conquered and occupied Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé, Macau, Malaca, Diu, Goa, East Timor and many other places in the world, there is a reason why Portuguese is spoken by well more than 200 million people, 11 of them Portuguese, we were the first ones to find half the known world by sea, we fought for our independence for more than 500 years against a neighbour five times bigger. Learn some history, show some respect and maybe you'll learn some things. Your great superpower was humilliated by a group of determined farmers in Vietnam and even today you literally lost the war of attrition in Afeganistan, Iraq, no matter how many movies you make about ww2 truth is, the Russians played a huge part in defeating the nazis. Funny enough your country used war criminals to gain technology for years to come. Empires come and go but Portugal is still one of the oldest countries in the world with its borders dating the 11th century... Have some respect.

By Pedro from Porto on 02-02-2021 02:21

2 world wars. portugal contributes ZERO troops.

For this crap Portugal coughs up 1,706 troops.

By rod from USA on 11-01-2021 02:34
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