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Colombian Navy

Summary
The Colombian Navy, officially the Colombian National Navy (Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia), also known as the "Armada Nacional" or just the "Armada" in Spanish, is the naval branch of the military forces of Colombia. The Navy is responsible for security and defence in the Colombian zones of both the Atlantic (Caribbean) and Pacific oceans, the extensive network of rivers inside the country, and a few small land areas under its direct jurisdiction. The Colombian Navy has a strength of 35,086 personnel including approximately 22,000 in the Marine Infantry corps. The acronym "ARC", (Armada de la República de Colombia) is used both as the official ship prefix for all the Colombian Navy ships, as well as a common short name for the Navy itself. Mission ::"Protecting the blue of our flag" As stated in its institutional site, the mission of the Colombian Navy is: “Contribute with the defense of the Nation through the effective use of flexible naval power in
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