In this work we will present a new diode-pumped, OPCPA-based few-cycle, high energy, high power mid-infrared laser system, providing few-cycle pulses at high repetition rate. Plans for its subsequent amplification to the mJ level at 10 Hz are also shown. <p> </p>These lasers will be used as the main drivers for high harmonic generation and laser-plasma acceleration experiments in Portugal. Additionally, they will be open for access by external users. This will be an unprecedented experimental capability at the national level, allowing experiments in a novel physical regime.