The Angolan Navy (Portuguese: Marinha de Guerra Angolana) or MGA is the naval branch of the Angolan Armed Forces and is tasked with protecting Angola’s 1,600 km long coastline. The Angolan Navy has approximately 1,000 personnel.
The Angolan Navy was founded in 1977 and celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2012. Angolan Navy forces participated in the Angolan Civil War from 1975 until 2002. United States Navy Vice Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., then commander of the US 6th Fleet, visited the 35th anniversary in Luanda, Angola on July 9, 2012.
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