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Portugal
Population 10,562,178
Budget$ 3,360,000,000
Manpower 30500
Aircrafts 97
Fighters 24
Helicopters 22
Attack helicopters 0
Fleet 107
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 2
Nuclear weapons 0

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The Portuguese Armed Forces, also known as Forcas Armadas in Portuguese, are the military of Portugal. These include the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the other unified units: the Portuguese Navy, Portuguese Army, and Portuguese Air Force. The President of the Republic is the head of the Portuguese army, and has the title of Comandante Supremo das Forcas Armadas. The government, headed by the Prime Minister, is responsible for the management and execution of the national defence policy. The Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer. This has operational control over the Armed Forces during peaceful times and takes full control in case of war. The Armed Forces are responsible for protecting Portugal and supporting international peacekeeping efforts, when requested by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations (UN) or the European Union.



Portugal was ranked 3rd in the world's most peaceful countries in the Global Peace Index 2017. It currently does not have significant national security concerns. The Portuguese Armed Forces are now primarily engaged in non-military public service activities and external military operations. The most recent external operations include the anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Central African Republic. The Portuguese Armed Forces opened regularly for women in the early 1990s. Portugal required conscription of all able-bodied men up to November 2004.

Source: Wikipedia