the AAU (Avila Assault Unit) or commonly known as the AAV is a military organization formed by Latin American soldiers, during the Latin American Dictatorships since 1954 to 1989 year after to become an independent military organization


The AAV was founded in Cuba in 1954 under the name of the Federation of the Revolutionary Forces (Federacion de las fuerzas Revolucionarias) During the mandate of the General Fulgencio Batista being an alternative to the Revolutionary Armed Forces, in case one of their military decided to make a military coup to his regimen until January 1, 1959, when a Cuban revolution against Batista forced to leave Cuba, escaping from his plane to Santo Domingo leaving the FRF to be dissolved by order of temporary president, Manuel Urrutia Lleo on April 12, 1959.

But until 1974 the presidents Augusto Pinochet of Chile, Jorge Rafael Videla of Argentina, along with Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay, reformed the dissolved FRF of Batista, but this time calling them Secret Army of Latin American Nations (SALAN) (Ejército Secreto de Naciones Latinoamericanas).

Being known as the "cleaners" charged with maintaining torture and repression of opposition members and people against their bosses,during the years that was in charge his bosses until the deposed of his last boss Alfredo Stroessner in 1989 to assume its counterpart Andrés Rodríguez

Destruction of SALAN and creation of the AAV

To be removed and then exiled Alfredo Stroessner, in that year the last ex-general of the SALAN, Fernando Rodriguez takes control to form an independent military organization formed by the soldiers and officers of the SALAN where in spite of numerous debates, Officially the SALAM were destroyed on May 18, 1990 and then reformed as the AAV on July 20, 1990 forming its central base in Caracas Venezuela.



The troops of the AAV, are based on single assault and recognition armed only with FN FAL Rifles, RPGs and pistols Beretta 92FS 9mm,these units also have experiences in torture. Their uniforms are formed of S10 gas masks, with bulletproof vests and kevlar helmets.

Tank Crews


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