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Portugal's Wolves of the Sea

Operating the P-3C CUP+ Orion, the Portuguese Air Force’s Esquadra 601 is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare specialist headquartered in Beja, in the south of the country. But as José Matos discovers, this is a unit that ranges far and wide.

Safran to support Portuguese Merlin engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a ten-year contract with the Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force) to support the engines of its AW101 helicopters.

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Rumble in the Jungle

Waging a hard-fought guerrilla war in its African colonies, Portugal faced a gap in combat aircraft capability ...