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Uruguay - Naval Rifle Corps
(Cuerpo de Fusileros Navales, Fusna)

Cuerpo de Fusileros NavalesAs of 1990, naval strength stood at 4,500, which included both naval air personnel and marines. Personnel had been reduced from a high of 6,200 in 1983. The only naval base in operation was located at Montevideo, where facilities included a dry dock and a slipway. The fleet included one minesweeper, five amphibious landing craft, one training vessel, and a small number of support and utility craft.

In the creation of the Naval Reserve, after World War II, organized and equipped on the basis of a battalion of Marines, conventionally focused and directed towards the defence of coastlines, you can place a reference point in the development of the land component of the Navy. This unit had its first headquarters at the former Naval School of Sarand 122 then moving on to the center of Washington 98 instruction. Later in the period between 1953 and 1955 Center of instruction of the Navy is trying to through the reserve, support classes and staff regularly, the formation of an infantry unit.

In the period 1960-1961 some 100 men trained in infantry tactics collecting fundamental for the future experience that for example, based on this, in the year 1969 are prompted armament MAP. In early 1966 the State naval command outlined the creation of a ground force in the CIARM by reference to the Organization of the USMC, beginning at the same time collecting information in instruction manuals. It activated at the time a small group that ranged between 40 and 70 men involved in the strikes of 1968 and 1969.

The marine detachment numbered 500 and was organized into a single battalion. On January 26, 1970 then Inspectorate General of the Navy issued the Plan of operation 1/70 which creates security Naval Force. This PLANOP in its paragraph 1-Overview summarizing the national situation in 1968 and 1969 had defendant of the Navy sources establishing security arrangements on the ground, at the time based on the analysis of information and intelligence material, concluded that a similar situation was anticipated during the 1970s. The phases of implementation were set by 2 points the first, from 1 February to 30 June 1970, it would pave the command of company and 2nd platoons, and the second, between 1 July and 1 October to the 3rd Platoon.

The Corps of Naval Fusiliers as such was born on March 7, 1972 according to Decree PE 25065 of 7/3/72 that approves the regulation of the Corps of Naval Fusiliers and already in its current location.

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