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Brazilian Armed forces

Brazil
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
204 451 000
22,8 billion $
318 480
0 warheads
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Basic informations

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

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
22,8 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
1,3

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
318 480

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
1 340 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
53 350 703

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
469

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
1 769

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
956

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
212

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
198

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

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 gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-EE-3 Jararaca 4x42
-EE-11 Urutu 6x6223
-VBTP-MR Guarani200
-M-57734
-AV-VBL 4x432
-AAV-7A152

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-AV-SS100
-ASTROS HAWK60

Air Forces

Total aircraft
749

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
47

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
78

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
249

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

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

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-A-44

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-JAS 39-

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-EMB 31431

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Bell 20618
-Lynx10
-Eurocopter AS3324
-Eurocopter AS35512
-Eurocopter AS35045
-Eurocopter AS55034

Navy

Total naval
108

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
8

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
3

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
5

% of the highest value in the world (China)

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

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Type 222

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber