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Brazilian Armed forces

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Population: 204 451 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2
Capital: Brasília

Ethnic groups: white 47.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 43.1%, black 7.6%, Asian 1.1%, indigenous 0.4%

Religions: Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2%, other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4%

Military branches: (Forças Armadas Brasileiras)Brazilian Army (Exercito Brasileiro, EB), Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil (MB), includes Naval Air and Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais)), Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira, FAB).

Military service age and obligation: 18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu31,5 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1,4%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu318 480

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 340 000

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu53 350 703


Possession of nuclear weapons:
NO

Land Forces

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu469

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 769


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 112

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu184

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu198


Current equipment main models

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-EE-3 Jararaca 4x42
EE-9 Cascavel 6x6600
-EE-11 Urutu 6x6223
-VBTP-MR Guarani200
M113596
-M-57734
-AV-VBL 4x432
Mowag Piranha30
-AAV-7A152

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
M-10872
M10976
-Flakpanzer Gepard36

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
ASTROS38
-AV-SS100
-ASTROS HAWK60

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu761


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu45

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu78

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu263


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
F-543
-A-42

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-JAS 39-

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
AMX47
-EMB 31431

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
UH-6019
Mil Mi-2412
UH-124
AS565 Panther33
AS532 Cougar16
-EC 72511
-Bell 20617
-SH-604
-Lynx12

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu111


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu9

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu5

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu5


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
Clemenceau-class1

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Brasil-class1
Niteroi class6
-Type 222

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
Inhaúma class 4
-Barroso-class1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
Type 2095
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