Lagunari (Italy)


During the Cold War, the regiment was stationed in the lagoon-rich south flank of the northeast Italian front. Today the Lagunari are intended for international missions, particularly in coastal regions and in areas rich in inland waterways.

Organization and Capabilities

The regiment consists of a staff unit (Malcontenta di Mira - Mestre) and supply company (Mestre), an amphibious transportation company (Sant'Andrea Island, near Venice) and a battalion of naval infantry. The naval infantry battalion is organized like a normal infantry battalion with VTLM multipurpose vehicles and Puma armoured vehicles. The transportation company includes landing boats and smaller speedboats as well has AAV7 amphibious assault vehicles.