The Portuguese Army is an integral part of the national forces system and its main mission is to participate, in an integrated way, in the military defense of the Republic, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the law, being fundamentally geared to the generation, preparation and sustaining the operational component of the force system. In view of the current international strategic climate and instability factors, where transnational terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction pose the greatest threat potential, it is essential to have a modern army, adequately sustained, capable of acting across the spectrum of current conflict, particularly jointly and in combination.

National defense | Cooperation