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The National Border Service (SENAFRONT) is a specialized and permanent police force, structured and organized to protect Panama's land borders and protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to protect life, honor, property and other rights and freedoms of individuals under the jurisdiction of the state, maintain public order, prevent, suppress and investigate the crimes and misdemeanors committed within their jurisdictions.
In case of emergency or an foreign attack on Panama, SENAFRONT is the principal entity of the security forces trained to plan, organize, direct and execute all actions that ensure the security of the territory and population within the sovereign jurisdiction of the territory Panamanian with attachment and loyalty to constitutional and legal order established in the country. Currently it has about 4,000 troops and rising.
It is currently deployed operationally in 7 combat battalions and one logistic battalion. On the border with the Republic of Colombia, the Eastern Brigade composed of: Caribbean Battalion, Central Battalion, Pacific Battalion, Fluvial Battalion, Battalion General José De Fabregas and Support and Service Battalion.
The border with the Republic of Costa Rica is the responsibility of the Western Battalion.
Has a Group of Special Forces which is organized by a Special Forces Battalion and deployed in 3 companies as follows:
|Smith & Wesson Model 15||United States||Revolver|
|Browning HP||Belgium||Semiautomatic pistol|
|SIG Sauer P228||Germany||Semiautomatic pistol|
|FN P90||Belgium||Personal defense weapon|
|FAMAE SAF||Chile||9x19mm submachine gun|
|IMI Uzi||Israel||9x19mm submachine gun|
|HK MP5||West Germany||9x19mm submachine gun|
|Colt M16 Assault Rifle||United States||Assault rifle|
|Colt M4 carbine||United States||Assault rifle|
|T65 Assault Rifle||Taiwan||Assault rifle|
|AK-47||Soviet Union||Assault rifle|
|AKMS||Soviet Union||Assault rifle|
|FN FAL||Belgium||Battle rifle|
|SVD Dragunov||Soviet Union||Semiautomatic sniper rifle|
|M40A5 rifle||United States||Bolt-action sniper rifle|
|RPK||Soviet Union||Light Machine Gun|
|RPD||Soviet Union||Light Machine Gun|
|M60 machine gun||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|FN MAG||Belgium||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|PK machine gun||Soviet Union||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|Browning M1919A4 machine gun||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|M2 Browning||United States||Heavy Machine Gun|
|M203 grenade launcher||United States||40mm grenade launcher|
|RPG-7||Soviet Union||rocket-propelled Grenade|
|RPG-18||Soviet Union||rocket-propelled Grenade|