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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

Finland joined the alliance on 4 April 2023.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.2 billion $ 1157.71 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 334,500 3,142,889
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 2,748,132
Available for military: 53,350,703 206,903,543


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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)

Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 14,125
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,696 86,709
Total artillery: 760 12,997
Self-propelled artillery: 136 4,359
Rocket artillery: 78 2,485


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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 473 21,104
Fighter aircraft: 45 1,104
Multirole aircraft: 3 3,586
Attack aircraft: 77 728
Helicopters: 182 8,293
UCAV (combat drone): 0 556

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)


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Total naval: 216 1,916
Aircraftcarriers: 1 28
Destroyers: 0 119
Frigates: 6 113
Corvettes: 2 54
Submarines: 7 144

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

Nuclear weapons


Does not have nuclear weapons.


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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.


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