Commando of the Naval Infantry of Peruvian Navy missions and military equipment 17051510

 
 
SITDEF 2015
Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV
International Defence Technology Exhibition &
Prevention of Natural Disasters
14 -17 May 2015, Lima, Peru
 
Commando Naval Infantry of Peruvian Navy at SITDEF 2015
 
 
Commando of the Naval Infantry of Peruvian Navy missions and military equipment.
Commando and platoon leader Lieutenant Mendoza presents the missions and military equipment used by the soldiers of the Naval Infantry of the Peruvian Navy, specializes in amphibious operations which includes also one commando group able to perform counter-terrorism missions.
     

     

In April 1997, commando unit of the Naval Infantry of Peruvian Navy has launched an operation to free hostages Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru when 14 members of the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took hostage hundreds of high-level diplomats, government and military officials and business executives who were attending a party at the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to Peru, Morihisa Aoki, in celebration of Emperor Akihito's 63rd birthday.

After being held hostage for 126 days, the remaining dignitaries were freed on 22 April 1997, in a raid by Peruvian Armed Forces commandos, during which one hostage, two commandos, and all the MRTA militants were killed. The operation was perceived by most Peruvians to be a great success, and it gained worldwide media attention.

The 3,000 personnel Peruvian Naval Infantry (Spanish: Infantería de Marina del Perú - IMAP) includes an amphibious brigade of three battalions and local security units with two transport ships (one used as a school ship[citation needed]), four tank landing ships, and about forty Portuguese Chaimite armored personnel carriers.

Since 1982 IMAP detachments have been deployed, under Peruvian Army command, in counter-insurgency capacities in Ayacucho and Huancavelica departments. The Fuerza de Infantería de Marina (Naval Infantry Force) falls under the Comandancia General de Operaciones del Pacífico (Pacific Operations General Command).
 

 

 

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