Brazilian Armed forces

Brazil
Population
210,147,125
Military budget
26.9 billion $
Active personnel
334,500
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Brasília
Area: 8,515,767 km2
Population: 210,147,125
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
26.9 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
1.5

Manpower

Active personnel
334,500

(China)

Reserve
1,340,000

(China)

Available
53,350,703

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
469

(Russia)

AFV
1,769

(USA)

Artillery
956

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
212

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
198
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

(USA)

Fighters
47

(China)

Multirole
0

(USA)

Attack
78

(Russia)

Helicopters
249

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
0

(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

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-EMB 31431

Helicopters

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

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
--

Navy

Total naval
108

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
8

(China)

Corvettes
3

(Russia)

Submarines
5

(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

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.