List of active units of the Italian Army

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Coat of Arms of the Italian Army

The Italian Army has a large number of active units. This page lists brigades, regiments, battalions, and other formations and units grouped by their administrative corps. Units grouped under their operational headquarters are listed at Operational Structure of the Italian Army.

The units are listed by order of precedence. The text in bold shows the unit's historic name or names. After the unit name, the date of foundation (*XXXX) and the location it is currently based follow.

Infantry Corps[edit]

Coat of Arms 1st Granatieri Regiment
Coat of Arms 1st Infantry Regiment
Coat of Arms 17th Infantry Regiment

Granatieri (Grenadiers)[edit]

Fanteria (Infantry)[edit]

Bersaglieri (Sharpshooters)[edit]

Coat of Arms 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment
Coat of Arms 8th Alpini Regiment
Coat of Arms 183rd Paratroopers Regiment

Alpini (Alpine Infantry)[edit]

Paracadutisti (Paratroopers)[edit]

Lagunari (Marines)[edit]

  • CoA mil ITA rgt Lagunari.png Lagunari Regiment Serenissima *1951 (Venice)

Cavalry Corps[edit]

Coat of Arms 2nd Cavalry Regiment
Coat of Arms 1st Tank Regiment

Cavalleria di Linea (Cavalry of the Line)[edit]

Carristi (Tank Units)[edit]

Artillery Corps[edit]

Coat of Arms 5th Artillery Regiment
Coat of Arms 121st Air-Defense Regiment
Coat of Arms 41st ISTAR Regiment

Artiglieria Terrestre (Field Artillery)[edit]

Each Field Artillery regiment consists of a HQ platoon, a target acquisition battery, a logistic support battery and an artillery group with either a command platoon and four firing batteries with 8x howitzers each (if armed with self-propelled howitzers), or a command platoon and four firing batteries with 6x FH-70 each (if armed with FH-70 towed howitzers)

Artiglieria Controaerei (Air-defense Artillery)[edit]

Each Air-defense Artillery regiment consists of a HQ battery, a logistic support battery and an air-defense group.

  • CoA mil ITA b aca.jpg Air-defense Artillery Command *1941 (Sabaudia)
  • CoA mil ITA centro contraerea.png Air-defense Artillery Training Regiment (Sabaudia)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt artiglieria c a 004.png 4th Air-defense Artillery Regiment Peschiera *1930 (Mantova)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt artiglieria c a 017.png 17th Air-defense Artillery Regiment Sforzesca *1888 (Sabaudia)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt artiglieria c a 121.png 121st Air-defense Artillery Regiment Ravenna *1941 (Bologna)

Special Artillery Units[edit]

Engineer Corps[edit]

Signal Corps[edit]

Coat of Arms 11th Signal Regiment

Transport and Material Corps[edit]

Army Aviation Corps[edit]

Coat of Arms 4th Army Aviation Regiment
  • CoA mil ITA AVES.jpg Army Aviation Brigade *1996 (Viterbo)
  • CoA mil ITA centro aves.png Army Aviation Training Center *1951 (Viterbo)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt aves 1.png 1st Army Aviation Regiment Antares *1976 (Viterbo)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt aves 2.png 2nd Army Aviation Regiment Sirio *1996 (Lamezia Terme)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt aves 4.png 4th Army Aviation Regiment Altair *1976 (Bolzano)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt aves 5.png 5th Army Aviation Regiment Rigel *1976 (Casarsa della Delizia)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt aves 7.png 7th Army Aviation Regiment Vega *1996 (Rimini)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt sost aves 1.png 1st Army Aviation Support Regiment Idra *1953 (Bracciano)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt sost aves 2.png 2nd Army Aviation Support Regiment Orione *1957 (Bologna)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt sost aves 3.png 3rd Army Aviation Support Regiment Aquila *1965 (Orio al Serio)
  • CoA mil ITA rgt sost aves 4.png 4th Army Aviation Support Regiment Scorpione *1976 (Viterbo)