4th Parachute Brigade (Argentina)

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4th Parachute Brigade
Brigada Aerotransportada IV
Brigada Paracaidista IV
Active1964 - present
CountryArgentina
BranchArgentine Army
RoleAirborne forces
SizeBrigade
Part ofRapid Deployment Force
Garrison/HQCórdoba, Argentina
Anniversaries11 October[1] - Day of the military paratrooper
EquipmentBrowning Hi-Power 9 mm
FN FAL 7,62 mm
FN MAG 7,62 mm
EngagementsCordobazo
Falklands War
Commanders
Current
commander
General Guillermo Olegario Pereda[1]

The 4th Parachute Brigade is a unit of the Argentine Army specialised in airborne assault operations. It is based in Córdoba, Córdoba Province. The Rapid Deployment Force (FDR) is based on this unit. The members of the unit wear the red berets of the paratroopers with unit badges. As of 2009 it consists of:

  • 4th Paratroopers Brigade HQ (Córdoba)
  • 2nd Paratroopers Regiment "General Balcarce" (Córdoba)
  • 14th Paratroopers Regiment (Córdoba)
  • 4th Paratrooper Artillery Group (Córdoba)
  • 4th Paratrooper Cavalry Scout Squadron (Córdoba)
  • 4th Paratrooper Engineer Company (Córdoba)
  • 4th Paratrooper Signal Company (Córdoba)
  • 4th Paratrooper Support Company (Córdoba)
  • Logistic & Support Base "Córdoba" (Córdoba)

The Yarará Parachute Knife is a specially made dagger issued to Argentine paratroopers with a handguard that functions as a knuckleduster. Current issue models come with an emergency blade in the crossguard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mariano Iannaccone (11 October 2017). "La IV Brigada Aerotransportada celebró el Día del Paracaidista Militar". Vía Córdoba (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "BACO TACTICOS CUCHILLOS: Yarará Paracaidista (Argentina)". bacotacticoscuchillos.blogspot.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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