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Encyclopedia > Brazilian Army
Brazilian Army
Exército Brasileiro

President Lula reviews the soldiers who will participate in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
Active 1824 -
Country Flag of Brazil Brazil
Branch Army
Size 190,000 active personnel
82 aircraft
Part of Ministry of Defence
Command Headquarters Brasília/DF
Patron Luís Alves de Lima e Silva
Motto Braço Forte, Mão Amiga
March "Canção do Exército"
Anniversaries August 25 (Soldier's Day)
April 19 (Brazilian Army Day)
Engagements War of Independence
Argentina-Brazil War
War of Tatters
War of the Triple Alliance
World War I
World War II
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Commander General Enzo Martins Peri
Notable
commanders
Luís Alves de Lima e Silva
Eurico Gaspar Dutra
Artur da Costa e Silva
Insignia
Insignia

The Brazilian Army is the land arm of the Brazilian Military. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2480 × 1654 pixel, file size: 982 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For other uses, see Army (disambiguation). ... Bras lia is the capital city of Brazil and is located in the center of the country in a federal district created in the state of Goi s. ... The Duke of Caxias in profile The Duke of Caxias in military dress The duke of Caxias, or Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, was a successful Brazilian general in the War of the Triple Alliance. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brazilian War of Independence in 1821-1825 was fought between colonial Brazil and Portugal. ... Combatants Brazilian Empire United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present Uruguay and Argentina) Commanders Pedro I of Brazil Rodrigo Pinto Guedes Marquis of Barbacena Juan Antonio Lavalleja Bernardino Rivadavia Francis Drummond Carlos María de Alvear The Argentina-Brazil War (Portuguese: Guerra da Cisplatina; Spanish: Guerra del... Combatants Rio-Grandense Republic Empire of Brazil Commanders Bento Gonçalves da Silva Antônio de Souza Netto Giuseppe Garibaldi General Lima e Silva War of Tatters (in Portuguese: Guerra dos Farrapos, Revolução Farroupilha) was a Republican uprising that began in the southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and... Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López † José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pronounced ), born Luiz Inácio da Silva on 27 October 1945, popularly known as Lula, is the current President of Brazil and a founding member of its Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores). ... The Duke of Caxias in profile The Duke of Caxias in military dress The duke of Caxias, or Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, was a successful Brazilian general in the War of the Triple Alliance. ... Eurico Gaspar Dutra, (1883-1974), was a Brazilian general, politician and president of Brazil from 1946-1951. ... ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Military branches: Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (includes naval air and marines), Brazilian Air Force, Federal Police (paramilitary) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (compulsory) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 47,732,285 (2000 est. ...

Contents

History

After the Brazilian declaration of independence from Portugal in 1822, the Brazilian Army was essential not just to defeat the portuguese resistance, specially in Bahia, but also to avoid a fragmentation of the new Brazilian Empire. It destroyed any separatist tendencies of the early years, supporting the authority of Emperor Dom Pedro I across his vast empire and was complemented by the National Guard, a paramilitary militia supported by the big land owners and slaver lords, aka as Colonels. 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil; Pedro IV of Portugal Pedro I of Brazil, known as Dom Pedro (October 12, 1798 - September 24, 1834), proclaimed Brazil independent from Portugal and became Brazils first Emperor. ... Paramilitary designates forces whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but which are not regarded as having the same status. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia The term Militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency, law enforcement, or paramilitary service, and those engaged in such activity, without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. ...


In the Regency Era period, after the renunciation of the first Emperor and before the second become old enough to be ascend the throne, the Army quench violently a host of popular movements for political autonomy and/or agaisnt the slavery and colonels around the country.

Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB)

On May 1 1865, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina signed the Triple Alliance to defend themselves against aggression from Paraguay, which was ruled by the dictator Francisco López, whose troops by that time had invaded the Brazilian territory by southwest through the state of Mato Grosso, the north of Argentina and was heading for south of Brazil and north of Uruguay. Amongst others acts along the war, many slaves had been incorporated to the Brazilian forces to face the serious situation. As a result of their performance during conflict a strong sense against slavery was being developed in the Army. But only after 5 years of a Bloody, Huge and Terrible War ( the bigger in South American History ), the Alliance lead by Brazilians defeated Lopez. Year 1865 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López † José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ... Francisco Solano López Francisco Solano López (24 July 1827 - 1 March 1870) was president of Paraguay from 1862 until his death in 1870. ...


During World War I soon after had declared war upon Central Powers in October 1917, Brazilian government sent three small military groups to Europe. The first Two were from the Army and consisted respectively, one of medical staff and another of a sergeants-officers corps, both were attached to French Army in Western Front in 1918. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Red: Central Powers at their zenith. ... The French Army, officially the Armée de Terre (Army of the land), is the land-based component of the French Armed Forces and the largest. ...


Between 1893 and 1926, already in the first Republican Period, again at side of paramilitary militias supported by big land owners, the Army had to deal with various movements: some were derived from the own corps of Navy and Army, unsatisfied military with regime, claiming for democratic changes while others had popular origins without conventional political intentions guided by messianic leaders. The period of Brazilian History, from 1889 to 1930, is commonly called the República Velha (Old Republic). ...


From October 1930 to 1945, the Army give the necessary support for Getulio Vargas regime against it's oppositors: from the elite of state of Sao Paulo in 1932 to Brazilian Fascists ( 1938 ), passing over the Comunists in 1935. As well as contributed to formalize the dictatorship in 1937. Getúlio Dornelles Vargas (April 19, 1883 - August 24, 1954) was the president of Brazil from 1930 to 1945 and from 1950 to his suicide in 1954. ... The famous Integralist salute, Anauê!, which means you are my brother! (believed by some to have originated in a Tupi language expression) Integralist banner Brazilian Integralism (Portuguese: Integralismo brasileiro) was a Brazilian political movement created in October 1932. ...


In August 1942, after Germans and Italians Submarines sunk many Brazilian merchant ships, popular mobilization forced the Brazilian governmet declared war on the Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. In July 1944, after almost 2 years of Public Opinion's pressure, one expeditionary force was sent to Europe to join the Allies forces in the Italian campaign. The preparation in Brazil was terrible and only for be under American command and it's War Machine infrastructure, amongst other reasons, avoid Brazilians from have a militar disaster analogous, for example, to the Portugueses suffered, under British command, in the Battle of the Lys in 1918. U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... The Brazilian Expeditionary Force (Portuguese: Força Expedicionária Brasileira, or FEB) was the 25,300-man force formed by the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force that fought alongside the Allied forces in the Italian Campaign of World War II. // Overview It was not at all obvious that Brazil... Combatants  United Kingdom Indian Empire  United States Poland  Brazil  New Zealand  Canada  Free French  South Africa Italy  (after September 8th) Italian Resistance  Germany Italy  (until 8 September 1943) RSI  (until 25 April 1945) Commanders C-in-C AFHQ: Dwight D. Eisenhower (until January 1944) Henry Maitland Wilson (Jan to Dec... British and Portuguese captured by German forces in the Flanders region (1918) British 55th (West Lancashire) Division troops blinded by tear gas during the battle, 10 April 1918. ...


During eight months of campaign the ground forces of Brazilian Expeditionary Force managed to take 20,573 Axis prisoners (two generals, 892 officers and 19,679 other ranks) and had 443 of its men killed in action. It also had support from the FAB (Brazilian Air Force) recently created to fight in that war. In the military sciences, a military campaign encompasses related military operations, usually conducted by a defense or fighting force, directed at gaining a particular desired state of affairs, usually within geographical and temporal limitations. ... Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ...


In the night of March, 31 1964 Brazilian Army General Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco seized power through a coup d’état, beginning the Military Dictatorship in Brazil, that lasted until March 1985. This was the first of a serie of coup d’états that discharge by force elected governments, setting in their place military regimes, it would rule the South American Political scene until 1980's. In 1965 Brazilian Army joined forces with US marines in intervention of Dominican Republic, the Operation Powerpack. Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (September 20, 1900 - July 18, 1967). ... A coup détat (pronounced kÅ« dā ta), or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... The military maintained power in Brazil from 1964 until March 1985 because of political struggles within the regime and Brazilian elite. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Operation Power Pack was the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965. ...


Since 1950's the Brazilian Army having took part in some United Nations missions, some examples: Suez 1956-67, East Timor 1999-2004 and Haiti since 2004, being the later a more recent intervention from outside over Haiti along it's History. UN redirects here. ... The first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was established by United Nations General Assembly to secure an end to the 1956 Suez Crisis with resolution 1001 (ES-I) on November 7, 1956, and in large measure as a result of efforts by secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld and a proposal... Brazilian Army troops before boarding for MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission. ...


Organization

Strength

Active troops: 287,000


Reserves:

  • Trained first-line: 1,115,000
  • Subject to immediate recall: 400,000
  • Second-line: 225,000

Headquarters

General HQ:

  • Army General Headquarters (Quartel-General do Exército) - Brasília

Military Commands: This article is about the capital of Brazil. ...

Military Regions: Location in Brazil Country Region State Amazonas Founded 1669 Government  - Mayor Serafim Corrêa (PSB) Area  - City 11. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Nickname: Motto: lucea omnibus Latin: That it may shine on all (Matthew 5:15) Location of Recife Country Brazil Region State Pernambuco Founded March 12, 1537 Incorporated (as village) 1709 Incorporated (as city) 1823 Government  - Mayor João Paulo Lima e Silva (PT) Area  - City 218 km² (84. ... This article is about the capital of Brazil. ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... This article is about the city. ... Nickname: Motto: Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo(Portuguese) Power, prosperity and altruism Location in Brazil Country Region State Mato Grosso do Sul Founded 1899 Government  - Mayor Nelson Trad Filho (PMDB) Area  - City 8,110 km²  (3,131. ...

Anthem November 15th Capital (and largest city) Rio de Janeiro Demonym Fluminense Government  -  Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho  -  Vice Governor Luís Fernando de Sousa Area  -  Total 43,696. ... Motto Trabalha e Confia (Portuguese) Work and Trust [in God] Capital Vitória Largest city Vila Velha Demonym Capixaba or Espiritossantense Government  -  Governor Paulo Hartung  -  Vice Governor Ricardo Ferraço Area  -  Total 46. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ... Capital (and largest city) Curitiba Demonym Paranaense Government  -  Governor Roberto Requião  -  Vice Governor Orlando Pessuti Area  -  Total 281. ... Capital Florianópolis Largest city Joinville Demonym Catarinense or Barriga-verde Government  -  Governor Luiz Henrique  -  Vice Governor Leonel Pavan Area  -  Total 95. ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade da gente (Our City) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... Flag of Sergipe See other Brazilian States Capital Aracaju Largest City Aracaju Area 21,994 km² Population   - Total   - Density 1. ... Salvador (meaning saviour in Spanish and Portuguese) can be: the Central American nation of El Salvador. ... Capital (and largest city) Natal Demonym Potiguar or Norte-rio-grandense Government  -  Governor Wilma de Faria  -  Vice Governor Iberê Paiva Ferreira de Souza Area  -  Total 52. ... Flag of Paraíba See other Brazilian States Capital João Pessoa Largest City João Pessoa Area 56. ... Capital (and largest city) Recife Demonym Pernambucano Government  -  Governor Eduardo Campos  -  Vice Governor João Lyra Neto Area  -  Total 98. ... Capital (and largest city) Maceió Demonym Alagoano Government  -  Governor Teotônio Vilela Filho  -  Vice Governor José Wanderley Neto Area  -  Total 27. ... Capital (and largest city) Belém Demonym Paraense Government  -  Governor Ana Júlia Carepa  -  Vice Governor Odair Santos Corrêa Area  -  Total 1. ... For the municipality located within this state, see Amapá (city). ... Tocantins can refer to: Tocantins State Tocantins River This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Maranhão is one of the states of Brazil in the north-eastern region. ... Nickname: Local da cidade de Belém, no estado do Pará State Pará County Belém Government  - Mayor Duciomar Gomes da Costa Area  - City 1,070 km²  (413. ... Capital (and largest city) Cuiabá Demonym Mato-grossense Government  -  Governor Blairo Maggi  -  Vice Governor Silval da Cunha Barbosa Area  -  Total 903. ... Capital (and largest city) Campo Grande Demonym Sul-mato-grossense or Mato-grossense-do-sul Government  -  Governor André Puccinelli  -  Vice Governor Murilo Zauith Area  -  Total 357. ... Flag of Ceará See other Brazilian States Capital Fortaleza Largest City Fortaleza Area 148,016 km² Population   - Total   - Density 6,500,000 43. ... Capital (and largest city) Teresina Demonym Piauiense Government  -  Governor Wellington Dias  -  Vice Governor Wilson Martins Area  -  Total 251. ... For the fortress and governors mansion in Puerto Rico, see La Fortaleza. ... Capital (and largest city) Goiânia Demonym Goiano Government  -  Governor Alcides Rodrigues  -  Vice Governor Ademir Menezes Area  -  Total 340. ... Capital (and largest city) Brasília Demonym Brasiliense or Distrital Government  -  Governor José Roberto Arruda  -  Vice Governor Paulo Octávio Area  -  Total 5. ... Amazonas is the name of four subnational entities in various South American nations. ... Capital (and largest city) Rio Branco Demonym Acreano Government  -  Governor Binho Marques  -  Vice Governor Carlos César Messias Area  -  Total 152. ... Flag of Roraima See other Brazilian States Capital Boa Vista Largest City Boa Vista Area 225,116. ... Flag of Rondônia See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Velho Largest City Porto Velho Area 238,512. ...

Main units

Brigades: In military science a brigade is a military unit that is part of a division and includes regiments (where that level exists), or (in modern armies) is composed of several battalions (typically two to four) and directly attached supporting units. ...

  • 1 Armoured cavalry brigade (2 armd, 2 mech inf,1 armd arty bn)
  • 3 Mechanized infantry brigades (each 3 mech inf, 1 armd, 1 arty bn)
  • 4 Mechanized cavalry brigades (each 3 armd, 1 mech inf, 1 arty bn)
  • 12 Motorised infantry brigades (26 bn)
  • 1 Mountain brigade
  • 1 Parachute Infantry brigade
  • 1 Special Operations brigade
  • 4 Jungle Infantry brigades
  • 1 Frontier brigade (6 bn)
  • and others.

It has been suggested that Mechanized warfare be merged into this article or section. ... Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs), or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see also mechanized force). ... It has been suggested that Mechanized warfare be merged into this article or section. ... Motorised infantry is infantry which is transported by trucks or other motor vehicles. ...

Jungle Warfare

The Brazilian Army has four Jungle Infantry Brigades (1st, 16th, 17th and 23th Jungle Infantry Brigades) and a Jungle Warfare Training Center. [1]


Special Forces

The Special Operations Brigade is Brazil's primary army special operations force, and is the only unit of the Army trained in conducting unconventional warfare. Although administratively assigned to the Plateau Military Command, the brigade prepare and employment is under the direct control of the Land Operations Comand. [2] Battlespace Weapons Tactics Strategy Organization Logistics Lists War Portal         Unconventional warfare (abbreviated UW) is the opposite of conventional warfare. ...


Special Forces was initially formed in 1957 as a parachute trained rescue unit, which specialized in conducting deep jungle rescues along the Amazon basin. After conducting it's initial selection, a US Army Special Forces Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted the unit's first training course. [3] Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Amazon River basin The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Equipment

Main Equipment

Equipment Origin Type Versions In service[4] Notes
Leopard Tank Flag of Germany Germany tank 1A1 128
Leopard Tank Flag of Germany Germany tank 1A5 0 ordered 240 (ex-German Army)
M-60 Flag of the United States United States tank A3 91
M-41 Flag of the United States United States light tank M-41B/C 112
EE-9 Cascavel Flag of Brazil Brazil armored car/recon EE-9 409 45 being upgraded
EE-11 Urutu Flag of Brazil Brazil armoured personnel carrier EE-11 213 121 being upgraded
M-113 Flag of the United States United States armoured personnel carrier M-113 584 350 being upgraded
M108 Flag of the United States United States self-propelled artillery 105 mm 72
M-109 Flag of the United States United States self-propelled artillery 155 mm 38
ASTROS II Flag of Brazil Brazil multiple rocket launcher 108/180/300 mm 20
M578 Flag of the United States United States command armor vehicle 17
M114 Flag of the United States United States towed howitzer 155 mm 92
L118 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom towed howitzer 105 mm 36
OTO Melara Mod 56 Flag of Italy Italy towed howitzer 105 mm  ?
M101 Flag of the United States United States towed howitzer 105 mm 320
M2 Flag of Brazil Brazil towed mortar 120 mm 60
M30 Flag of the United States United States towed mortar 107 mm 209
M936 AGR Flag of Brazil Brazil towed mortar 81 mm  ?
RO Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom towed mortar 81 mm  ?
M949 AGR Flag of Brazil Brazil light mortar 60 mm  ?
Brandt 60 Flag of France France light mortar 60 mm  ?
Oerlikon 35mm Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Flag of Italy Italy towed aa artillery 35 mm 38
Bofors 40mm L/70 Flag of Sweden Sweden towed aa artillery 40 mm 24
Bofors 40mm L/60 Flag of Sweden Sweden towed aa artillery 40 mm 103
M40 Flag of the United States United States recoiless rifle 106 mm 105
Carl Gustav Flag of Sweden Sweden recoiless rifle 84 mm 127
AT4 Flag of Sweden Sweden rocket laucher 84 mm  ?
ERYX Flag of France France anti-tank guided missile 20
MILAN Flag of Europe European Union anti-tank guided missile 12
Igla Flag of Russia Russia SAM missile SA-18 56
Roland Flag of Europe European Union SAM missile Roland II 4

The Leopard (or Leopard 1) is a German designed and produced main battle tank that first entered service in 1965 and was used as the main battle tank for Germany, several other European countries, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Leopard (or Leopard 1) is a German designed and produced main battle tank that first entered service in 1965 and was used as the main battle tank for Germany, several other European countries, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see M60. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The M41 Walker Bulldog was an American light tank developed to replace the M24 Chaffee. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The EE-9 Cascavel is a 6x6 armoured car developed in the seventies by ENGESA of Brasil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The EE-11 Urutu is a 6 x 6 armoured personnel carrier developed in the seventies by Engesa of Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An M108 self-propelled howitzer in Vietnam. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The M109 is an American-made self-propelled 155 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Astros II MLRS is a Multiple Launch Rocket System from Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... M114 155 mm howitzer Nationality United States Type Howitzer Date of design 1942 Caliber 155 mm Barrel length 3. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... M119A1 The L118 Light Gun is a 105mm towed howitzer, originally produced for the British Army in the 1970s and widely exported since, including to the United States, where it was modified to fire US ammunition and is known as the M119A1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The OTO-Melara Mod 56 is an Italian 105 mm pack howitzer designed by OTO-Melara. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The 105 mm Howitzer M2A1(M101) was the standard medium field howitzer for the U.S. in World War II, seeing action in both European and Pacific theatres. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The M30 107 mm heavy mortar is an American rifled, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to infantry units. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon is a towed anti-aircraft gun made by Oerlikon-Contraves. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Bofors 40 mm gun is a famous anti-aircraft auto-cannon designed by the Swedish firm of Bofors. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Bofors 40 mm gun is a famous anti-aircraft auto-cannon designed by the Swedish firm of Bofors. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The M40 recoilless rifle was a lightweight, portable, crew-served 105mm (N.B. The weapon is commonly described as being 106mm, but it is in fact 105mm, the 106mm designation was designed to prevent confusion with the incompatible 105mm ammunition from the failed M27) weapon intended primarily as an anti... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Carl Gustav anti-tank weapon in action With the Irish Army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article is about the unguided anti-tank weapon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... ERYX Type anti-tank Nationality France Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA Date of design Production period 1989 Service duration 1994 Operators Canadian, French, Norwegian armies Variants Number built Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 9K38 Igla (Russian: ; English: ) is a Russian/Soviet man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... The Roland is a Franco-German mobile short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Individual Weapons and Equipment

This article is about the . ... The MAG is a Belgian 7. ... The general purpose machine gun (GPMG) is a compromise weapon, capable of doing the tasks of a light machine gun, a medium machine gun and a heavy machine gun, but none as well as a specialised weapon. ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... A squad automatic weapon (SAW) is a light or general-purpose machine gun, usually equipped with a bipod and firing a 7. ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... The Fusil Automatique Leger, or Light Automatic Rifle (LAR). ... 5. ... M4A1 redirects here. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... Taurus-PT24/7 (polymer-frame) Taurus Tracker PT111 9mm Forjas Taurus S/A (Taurus Forge) is a manufacturing conglomerate based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... The MP5 is a third-generation submachine gun that is widely used by law enforcement tactical teams and military forces. ... Beretta Model 12 is a 9 mm Luger Parabellum caliber submachine gun. ... The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Taurus-PT24/7 (polymer-frame) Taurus Tracker PT111 9mm Forjas Taurus S/A (Taurus Forge) is a manufacturing conglomerate based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... The Beretta 92 (also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. ... The Beretta 92 (also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. ... For the assault rifle, see Valmet M82. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... The PSG-1 (Präzisions-Scharfschützen-Gewehr, German for precision sharpshooter rifle) is a semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by the German company Heckler & Koch. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ... NATO 7. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ...

Aircraft inventory

The Army operates 82 helicopters, of which the 16 Helibras HB 350 represent the only Brazilian-produced aircraft.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[5] Notes
Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Spain Spain
transport helicopter AS 532UE 8
Eurocopter AS 550 Fennec Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Spain Spain
scout/liaison/attack helicopter AS 550A-2 20
Eurocopter AS 365 Panther Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Spain Spain
transport/attack helicopter AS 365K 34
Helibras HB 350 Flag of Brazil Brazil utility/attack helicopter HB 350-1 16
Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk Flag of the United States United States transport helicopter S-70A 4

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See also

This is a list of the federal institutions of Brazil: // National Congress, Congresso Nacional Chamber of Deputies, Câmara dos Deputados Senate of Brazil, Senado Federal National Court of Audit, Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU) Cabinet of Brazil, Gabinete Ministerial Chief of Staff, Casa Civil da Presidência... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the navy of Brazil. ... The military history of Brazil comprises centuries of armed actions in the territory encompassing modern Brazil, and the role of the Brazilian Armed Forces in conflicts and peacekeeping worldwide. ... This article presents the insignia and ranks of the Brazilian military. ... Based on Brazils history, it is believed that the country does not possess any weapons of mass destruction. ...

References

  1. ^ Jungle Warfare Training Center Brazilian Army, accessed on May 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Land Operations Command Brazilian Army, accessed on May 8, 2008.
  3. ^ Special Operations Brigade Brazilian Army, accessed on May 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Armamentos e Munições", Portal do Exército Brasileiro, Centro de Comunicação Social do Exército, May 4, 2007.
  5. ^ Brazilian military aviation OrBat

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Military branches: Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (includes naval air and marines), Brazilian Air Force, Federal Police (paramilitary) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (compulsory) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 47,732,285 (2000 est. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the navy of Brazil. ... The military history of Brazil comprises centuries of armed actions in the territory encompassing modern Brazil, and the role of the Brazilian Armed Forces in conflicts and peacekeeping worldwide. ... This article presents the insignia and ranks of the Brazilian military. ... Based on Brazils history, it is believed that the country does not possess any weapons of mass destruction. ... The Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais) is the third largest Marine Corps in the world. ...

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