Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cape Verde
Capital: Praia
Former Portuguese colony

Partido Africano Independencia da Guine e Cabo 
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde.
Fought against colonialist Portuguese forces for independence.

Forcas Armadas de Cabo Verde
1,200 military personnel

Military Regions (Regioes Militares)
1st Military Region
2nd Military Region
3rd Military Region

National Guard (Guarda Nacional)
T-55 tanks (5)
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (10)

120-PM-43 120mm mortars (6)


RPK machine guns
SVD Dragunov sniper rifles
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
SKS rifles
Makarov pistols

Air Defense
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missile launchers.
ZU-23 towed anti-aircraft guns (12)
ZPU-4 towed anti-aircraft guns (18)

Regular soldiers were brown beret

Policia Militar (PM)
Military Police
Maroon beret

An-26 transport aircraft (3)
Let L-410 Turbolet transport aircraft (1)
CASA C-212 aircraft used for maritime patrol (1)
Embraer EMB-110 airliner (1)
Harbin Z-9 utility helicopters (2)

Guarda Costeira
Coast Guard
Patrol Boats (3)
P511 Guardiao
P262 Tainha
P521 Vigilante
Small Sea Ray boats

Coast Guard Air Wing
Dornier Do 228 aircraft (1)

Marines (Fuzileiros)
Fuzileiros Navais
Navy blue beret


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