Portugal prepares 1,700 troops for overseas deployment in 2021

Portugal 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) the Portugal News reports.

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.

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