Austrian Armed Forces

The Österreichisches Bundesheer (German for "Austrian Federal Army", officially referred to as the Austrian Armed Forces in English), is the name for the military of the Republic of Austria.

The main branches are the Land Forces Command (Kommando Landstreitkräfte; KdoLaSK), Air Command (Kommando Luftstreitkräfte; KdoLuSK), Mission Support (Kommando Einsatzunterstützung; KdoEU), International Missions (Kommando Internationale Einsätze; KdoIE), Command Support (Kommando Führungsunterstützung; KdoFüU) and Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialeinsatzkräfte; KdoSEK).

Austria, a landlocked country, today has no navy; in the period 1958 to 2006 however the Austrian army operated a naval squadron of patrol boats on the River Danube. That duty has been assumed by the Bundespolizei (Federal Police).

Read more about Austrian Armed Forces:  History, Mission, Organization, Personnel, Conscription, Training, and Reserves, Appearance, Equipment, Rank Structure, International Operations, Traditions, Naval Squadron (1958-2006)

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