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Portuguese Air Force

Ministry of National Defense

Last update on 05-12-2011

The Air Force was established in July 1, 1952 constituting an independent branch, in parallel with the Army and the Navy and integrating aviations incorporated in those branches.

Its main mission participate in an integrated way, the military defense of the Republic, fundamentally dedicated to the generation, preparation and holding forces of the operational component of the force system.

It is also responsible for search and rescue actions related to accidents involving aircraft in the search and rescue regions of Lisbon and St. Mary.

More information about the Portuguese Air Force can be found on their website .