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Portuguese peacekeepers receive new small arms

24th April 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira


The Portuguese Army has provided new weapons to its 7th National Force detached in the Central African Republic (CAR), as part of broader efforts to replace its small arms inventory.

Portuguese troops in the CAR received NATO FN Minimi machine guns, plus FN SCAR L STD and SCAR H STD assault rifles.

Army officials explained to Shephard that Portugal is reaffirming its commitment to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), by endowing it with a modern, well-equipped and trained force.

Portuguese Army spokesperson Lt Col Ana Silva told Shephard that the latest weapons

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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