Portuguese Special Forces In Action

first published on September 25, 2018 by

“The Luck Protects the Bold” is the motto of the Portuguese special forces, known as the “Commandos.” Portugal is a member of NATO and the commandos deployed to Afghanistan in 2005.


Once a powerful Empire, Portugal used its special forces to protect its colonies and keep them in line. Today, the Commandos stand ready to protect their nation’s borders and defeat threats from within and abroad.

The Portuguese Commandos employ a broad range of weaponry. As a primary arm they often use the HK G36, and the standard issue sidearm is the Sig SG543. However, images and videos from around the internet show them carrying all sorts of carbines, sub machine-guns, and sniper rifles.