Air Force

The Portuguese Air Force (FAP) is an integral part of the national forces system and its mission is to cooperate, in an integrated way, in the military defense of the Republic, through air operations, and in the air defense of the national space. It is also up to him to fulfill missions in the framework of international commitments. The FAP was created on July 1, 1952, constituting itself as an independent branch, in parallel with the Navy and Army, integrating the aviation incorporated in those branches. The FAP's objectives and vison are: Generate airpower and an effective response capability; Security as a critical factor of the mission; The worth of people; The quality of the means; An agile, flexible and innovative organization; A culture of service, committed to fulfilling the mission; A cohesive, motivated and disciplined force; Sense of belonging, credibility and relevance; National Prestige.
National air defense | Cooperation