List of paratrooper forces

List of paratrooper forces

The following is a list, albeit incomplete, of paratrooper forces from around the world.

Argentina

* Argentine Army
** 4th Parachute Brigade ("Brigada Paracaidista IV")

Australia

* Australian Army
** 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
** 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Austria

* Austrian Federal Armed Forces
** Special Forces: Jagdkommando
** Airborne and Parachute Battalion: Jägerbataillon 25

Belgium

* Belgian Army
** The Para-Commando Brigade

Brazil

* Brazilian Army - Brazil at one time maintained a Parachute Division of two brigades. The Division was later disbanded and the 2nd Parachute Brigade became the 2nd Mixed Brigade.
** Paratrooper Infantry Brigade ("Brigada Infantaria Paraquedista") - aka the 1st Paratroop Infantry Brigade.

Bulgaria

* Bulgarian Army
** 68th Brigade Special Forces ("68 Бригада Специални Сили")

Canada

* Canadian Army
** Canadian Airborne Regiment (Disbanded in 1995)
** Canadian Special Operations Regiment
** B Company 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
** M Company 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment
** A Company 3rd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment
** Para Company The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

Chile

* Chilean Army

China

* People's Liberation Army
* 15th Airborne Corps Wuhan
** Airborne Special Operation Team
*** 43 Airborne Division, Keifeng
**** 127, 128, 129 Para regt and one light arty regt
*** 44 Airborne Division, Yingshan
**** 130, 131, 132 Para regt and one light arty regt
*** 45 Airborne Division, Huangpi
**** 133, 134, 135 Para regt and one light arty regt
** Airborne Training Division

Czech Republic

* Czech Army
** 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade ("4. Brigáda Rychlého Nasazení")
*** 41st Mechanised Battalion ("Žatec")
*** 42nd Mechanised Battalion ("Tábor")
*** 43rd Airborne Mechanised Battalion ("Chrudim")
** 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion ("Prostějov")

Netherlands

* Dutch Army
** "Luchtmobiele Brigade"
** Korps Commando Troepen
** Korps Mariniers

Finland

* Finnish Defence Forces
** "Utin Jääkärirykmentti" – Utti Jaeger Regiment" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utti_Jaeger_Regiment]

France

* French Army - includes the French Marines
** "11e Brigade Parachutiste" (11e BP) : a Brigade including height parachute regiments :
*** headquarters in Balma
*** "1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes" (1er RCP) based in Pamiers
*** "1er Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes" (1er RHP) based in Tarbes
*** "1er Régiment du Train Parachutiste" (1 RTP) based in Toulouse
*** "2e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes" (2e REP, Foreign Legion unit) based in Calvi
*** "3e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine" (3e RPIMa) based in Carcassonne
*** "8e Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine" (8e RPIMa) based in Castres
*** "17e Régiment de Génie Parachutiste" (17e RGP) based in Montauban
*** "35e Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste" (35e RAP) based in Tarbes
*** "Commandos Parachutistes" (formerly known as "Commando de Recherche et d'Actions en Profondeur "CRAP" -meaning : long range action & recon commando) (GCP : "Groupement des commandos parachutistes" since French restructuring of the armies in 1999) : pathfinders of the 11e BP
** "1er Régiment Parachutiste d'Infanterie de Marine" : special forces unit
** "13e Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes"; an old former French cavalry regiment now converted into a special forces regiment. Its mission is to collect intelligence on the ground in pre-war/war/battlefield environment
* French Police
** "Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale" and "Escadron Parachutiste d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale" are two French Gendarmerie special units
** "RAID" is the only French National Police unit having HAHO/HALO qualified paratroopers

Germany

"See article Fallschirmjager"
* Wehrmacht
** Heer
** SS
*** 500th SS Parachute Battalion
** German Air Force
** "Fallschirmjäger (WWII)"
* German Federal Armed Forces
** German Federal Army
*** Luftlande- und Lufttransportschule (Training Center)
*** "Division Spezielle Operationen (DSO)"
*** "luftbewegliche Brigade 1" (Air Assault)
**** Jägerregiment 1
** "Kommando Schnelle Einsatzkräfte Sanitätsdienst" (Medical)
** "Spezialisierte Einsatzkräfte Marine (SEK M) (Special Forces)"
* East German Army
** 40. Fallschirmjägerbataillon Willi Sänger
* Stasi
** Felix Dzerzhinsky Watch Regiment - the reconnaissance company and others within the regiment were parachute trained.

Greece

* Hellenic Army
**71st Airborne Brigade (71η Α/M ΤΑΞ), based at Nea Santa, Macedonia
** 1st Commando/Para Brigade (Special Forces) (1η ΤΑΞΚΔ-ΑΛ), based at Rentina, Macedonia

India

* Indian Army
** Parachute Regiment (India)
** Para Commandos

Indonesia

*Indonesian Armed Forces
**Brigif Linud 17
**Brigif Linud 18
**Brigif Linud 3
**Kopassus

Israel

;Israeli Defence Forces
*Paratroopers Brigade "Hativat HaTzanhanim" חטיבת הצנחנים

Italy

Italian paratroopers are called Paracadutisti
* Regio Esercito - Royal Army (Historical)
** 80th La Spezia Infantry Division - trained and equipped similar to the German Airlanding divisions.
** 183rd Ciclone Parachute Division - Disbanded while forming at the Italian 1943 Surrender.
** 184th Nembo Parachute Division - Destroyed at Anzio and remnants formed the German 4th Parachute Division.
** 185th Folgore Parachute Division - Raised for the Invasion of Malta but was instead deployed to and later destroyed in North Africa. In its final form it was the 185th Folgore Parachute Battalion.
* Italian Army
** Folgore Parachute Brigade
** 4 Alpini Regiment
* Carabinieri
** 1st Carabinieri Parachute Regiment

Japan

* Imperial Japanese Army
** Raiders
* Imperial Japanese Navy
** Special Naval Landing Force paratroops
* Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
** 1st Airborne Brigade (Japan)

Malaysia

* Malaysian Army
** 10th Brigade (Para)

Mexico

* Mexican Air Force
** "Brigada de Fusileros Paracaidistas"

Norway

* Norwegian Army
** "Hærens Jegerkommando" (Army Ranger Command)

Pakistan

Pakistan Army Special Service Group

Philippines

;Philippine Army
*1st Special Forces Regiment (Airborne);Philippine Air Force
*710th Special Operations Wing

Poland

* Polish Army
** "6th Airborne Brigade (6 Brygada Desantowo-Szturmowa)"

Portugal

;Portuguese Army
*Paratroopers Battalion

Russia

* Russian armed forces
** VDV (Airborne Assault Troops) - the largest airborne and paratroopes force in the world
*** 7th 'Cherkassy' Guards air-assault Division (A) (Novorossiisk, Krasnodar Kray, North Caucasus Military District)
****108th 'Kuban Cossack' Guards Airborne Regiment (Novorossiisk, Krasnodar Kray, North Caucasus Military District)
****247th 'Cossack' Guards Landing Assault Regiment (Stavropol, North Caucasus Military District)
****1137th Guards Artillery Regiment (Anapa, Krasnodar Kray, North Caucasus Military District)
****185th Separate Transport Aviation Squadron (Krymsk, Krasnodar Kray, North Caucasus Military District)
***76th 'Chernigov' Guards air-assault Division (A) (Pskov, Leningrad Military District)
****104th 'Iasi'? Guards Airborne Regiment (Pskov, Leningrad Military District)
****234th 'Black Sea' Guards Airborne Regiment (Pskov, Leningrad Military District)
****1140th Guards Artillery Regiment (Pskov, Leningrad Military District)
****242nd Separate Transport Aviation Squadron (Pskov, Leningrad Military District)
***98th 'Svirsk' Guards Airborne Division (B) (Ivanovo, Moscow Military District)
****217th Guards Airborne Regiment (Ivanovo, Moscow Military District)
****331st Guards Airborne Regiment2 (Kostroma, Moscow Military District)
****1065th Guards Artillery Regiment (Kostroma, Moscow Military District)
****243rd Separate Transport Aviation Squadron (Ivanovo - Kokhma, Ivanovo Oblast, Moscow Military District)
***106th Guards Airborne Division (A) (Tula, Moscow Military District)
****51st Guards Airborne Regiment (Tula, Moscow Military District)
****119th Guards Airborne Regiment (Naro-Forminsk, Moscow Oblast, Moscow Military District)
****137th Guards Airborne Regiment (Ryazan, Moscow Military District)
****1182nd Guards Artillery Regiment (Yefremov, Tula Oblast, Moscow Military District)
****110th Separate Transport Aviation Squadron (Tula - Klokovo, Tula Oblast, Moscow Military District)
***31st Guards independent air-assault Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class brigade (Ul’yanovsk)
***45th Special Designation Airborne Reconnaissance Regiment (B) (Medvezhy Ozera, Moscow Oblast)
***38th Separate Communications Regiment (Medvezhy Ozera, Moscow Oblast)
***58th Separate Military Transport Aviation Squadron (Ryazan - Dyagilevo, Ryazan Oblast, Moscow Military District)
***242nd Training Center (Omsk, Siberian-Transbaikal Military District)
***226th Training Airborne Regiment (Omsk, Siberian-Transbaikal Military District)
***285th Training Airborne Regiment (Omsk, Siberian-Transbaikal Military District)
***1120th Training Artillery Regiment (Ishim, Omsk Oblast)
***Ryazan Higher airborne command Twice Red Banner military institute named after V.F. Margelov
***332nd School for praporshiks (Non-commissioned officers) (Moscow)

Serbia

*Serbian Army
**63rd Paratroop Battalion

outh Africa

*South African Army
** 44 Parachute Regiment, also known as Parabats.

pain

* Spanish Army
** BRIPAC ("Brigada Paracaidista "Almogávares" VI", Parachute Brigade "Almogávares" VI)
* Spanish Air Force
** EZAPAC ("Escuadrón de Zapadores Paracaidistas ", Parachute Sapper Squadron)

ri Lanka

* Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment

weden

* Swedish Army
** "Fallskärmsjägarna" (Parachute Rangers)
** "Särskilda Skyddsgruppen" Special Protection Group

witzerland

* Swiss Army
** "Armeeaufklärungsdetachement" (AAD) (Army Reconnaissance Group)
** "Fallschirmaufklärer Kp 17" (Parachute Reconnaissance Company 17)

Taiwan (Republic of China)

* Republic of China Army
** Aviation and Special Forces Command (航空特戰司令部)
*** 3 Air Cavalry/Airborne brigades

Thailand

* Royal Thai Army
** 31st Infantry Regiment (Thailand)

Turkey

* 3. Kayseri Hava İndirme Tugayı

Ukraine

*Ukrainian Ground Forces
**Ukrainian Airmobile Forces
*** )
****1st Parachute Landing Battalion
****2nd Parachute Landing Battalion
****3rd Parachute Landing Battalion
****Brigade's Artillery Group
****Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
****Airmobile Reconnaissance Company
*** )
****Supply Battalion
****11th Battalion
****12th Battalion
****13th Battalion
*** )
****1st Battalion
****2nd Battalion
****3rd Battalion
****Separate Army Aviation Regiment
***)
****1st Airmobile Battalion
****2nd Airmobile Battalion
*** (Chernihiv Oblast, 169th Ground Forces Training Center)
*Border Guard Service
**Mobile Border Guard Detachment
*** 23rd Airmobile Detachment

United Kingdom

* British Army
**Parachute Regiment
* Royal Air Force
** 2 Squadron RAF Regiment

United States

* United States Army
** XVIII Airborne Corps
** 11th Airborne Division
** 17th Airborne Division
** 82nd Airborne Division
** 101st Airborne Division (Now Air Assault)
** 75th Ranger Regiment
** 173d Airborne Brigade
** 4th Brigade Combat Team (ABN), 25th Infantry Division
** 20th Engineer Brigade
** 1st BN (ABN), 509th INF
** 4th Psychological Operations Group
** Army Special Forces
** Delta Force

* United States Air Force
** 786th Security Forces Squadron
** 820th Security Forces Group
** 86th Contingency Response Group

* United States Navy
** SEALS

* United States Marine Corps
** United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance
** Paramarines
** Marine Recon

Venezuela

* Venezuelan Army
** 42nd Infantry Paratrooper Brigade ("42a Brigada Paracaidista de Infanteria")

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