4th Parachute Brigade (Argentina)

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4 Brigada Paracaidista
Country  Argentina
Branch Argentine Army
Role Airborne
Size Brigade

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.[1]


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