Portuguese Fuzileiros – Amphibious elite

We share with you a video of an Aerial Resupply executed by the Portuguese Navy Elite Amphibious Unit, the Fuzileiros.

The Portuguese Navy assumes a dual role capacity: Naval combat missions to assure Portugal’s sovereignty and international commitments, and coast guard operations in its territorial waters and areas of influence. The Portuguese Navy also participates in missions related with international commitments assumed by Portugal (mainly within NATO), as well as missions of civil interest.

One component of the Portuguese Navy are their Marines. They are known as Corpo de Fuzileiros, in English  Fusiliers Corps . They are an elite light infantry force specialized in amphibious warfare, riverine warfare, coastal reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, guerrilla warfare, raids, maritime interdiction and boarding operations. The Fuzileiros have their direct origin in the Regiment of the Navy of the Crown of Portugal (Terço da Armada da Coroa de Portugal), created in 1618. However, since 1585, specialized troops existed to provide artillery and riflemen in the Portuguese warships. The Regiment of the Navy was soon considered an elite unit. As the King of Portugal did not have a royal guard (only the ceremonial Royal Guard), this Regiment was also used in the role of bodyguard of the Monarchs.


Bryan is an American Citizen who is currently living in Portugal. He is a Doctor of Dental Surgery and an Advanced Tactical Paramedic, he is also the director of a Portuguese Online Tactical Magazine. With worldwide experience in some of the most dangerous countries of the XXI century, he frequently deploys in humanitarian missions or embedded with Portuguese Special Forces.

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