Today’s SOFREP Pic of the day focuses on the Brazilian Air Force Paraquedistas de Salvamento, which can be translated roughly as “Rescue Paratroopers.” They are an elite unit of the Brazilian Air Force that specializes in search and rescue (SAR) operations.

 

Role and Responsibilities

The primary mission of the Para-SAR is to conduct search and rescue operations within the vast Brazilian territory. Due to the large expanse of Brazil, which includes dense rainforests like the Amazon, the need for an elite SAR unit is critical.