List of paratrooper forces

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This article is about Paratroop and Parachute Infantry Units . For Special Forces Units, see List of special forces units.

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

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Bangladesh Bangladesh[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

  • Chilean Army
    • 1st Parachute Battalion "Pelantaru" (1o Batallón de Paracaidistas "Pelantaru")

China China[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Parachutable Panhard jeep of the 1st RPIMa of the French Army

Gabon Gabon[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

See article Fallschirmjager

Greece Greece[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

  • HDF 34th ’László Bercsényi’ Special Operations Battalion[6]
  • HDF 25/88th Light Mixed Battalion[7]
  • HDF 5/24th 'Gergely Bornemissza' Reconnaissance Battalion[8]

India India[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

Iranian Army

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Defence Forces (Irish Army)

Israel Israel[edit]

Israeli Defence Forces

Italy Italy[edit]

Italian paratroopers are called Paracadutisti

Japan Japan[edit]

Jordan Jordan[edit]

Royal Jordanian Army
  • 30th Hussein Bin Ali Special Mission Brigade
    • 15th Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Special Mission Battalion (Para)
    • 16th King Faisal Special MissionBattalion (Para)
    • 20th Tariq Bin Zyad Special Mission Battalion (Para)

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Mongolia Mongolia[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Nepal Nepal[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Portuguese Army

Rhodesia Rhodesia[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Russian paratroopers stand at attention during an exercise in Central Asia

Serbia Serbia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[edit]

Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Air Force

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

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

Taiwan Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

Insignia of the Ukrainian airmobile forces

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

United States United States[edit]

U.S. paratroopers in a plane before jumping

Joint Service Units

  • Joint Communications Unit (JCU)
  • Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE)
    • Headquarters Support Squadron (HSS)
    • Communications Support Detachment (CSD)
    • 1st Joint Communications Squadron (JCS)
    • 2nd Joint Communications Squadron (JCS)
    • 3rd Joint Communications Squadron (JCS)
    • 4th Joint Communications Squadron (JCS)
    • 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS)
    • 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS)

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

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

Vietnam Vietnam[edit]

Vietnamese Paratroops insignia


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