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Tasks of the Austrian Armed Forces
National defence: In case of an attack on Austrian territory, the Armed Forces are ready to respond immediately.
Safeguard: If necessary, the Armed Forces protect the constitutionally established institutions and the population's democratic freedoms.
Domestic aid: The Armed Forces render assistance in the case of natural catastrophes and disasters of exceptional magnitude.
Help abroad: Austrian soldiers contribute to international peace-keeping missions and to humanitarian or disaster relief operations.