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Announcement :: International
THE REAL BRAZILIAN MILITARY FIGURES
12 Mar 2007
Brazil is the only South American military force with the real capacity to intervene in other countries, with air-transport divisions. And is the only Latin American country that has a strategic defense plan and advanced military nuclear potential. (Secret nuclear texts bombs in 1982 and 1984 as related).
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Data : www.cia.gov/cia/publications (2006/10) and IRC Americas Program Special Report (2007).

Brazil is the only South American military force with the real capacity to intervene in other countries, with air-transport divisions. And is the only Latin American country that has a strategic defense plan and advanced military nuclear potential. (Secret nuclear texts bombs in 1982 and 1984 as related).

Brazilian Military Figures

It is also the only country in the region that has a business community with interests different from those of the rest of the world business community.

It is the tenth-largest industrial power in world, and it has managed to design its own military strategy for autonomous defense, which centers around controlling the Amazon.

Brazil is a democratic, capitalist and christian country.

Military manpower-military age : 18 years of age

Military manpower-availability : males age 19-49 : 45,586,036 females age 19-49 : 45,728,704 (2005 est.)

Military manpower-fit for military service : males age 19-49 : 33,119,098 females age 19-49 : 38,079,722 (2005 est.)

Military manpower-reaching military age annually : males age 18-49 : 1,785,930 females age 19-49 : 1,731,648 (2005 est.)

Military expenditures-dollar figure : $15.94 billion (2005 est.)

Military expenditures-percent of GDP : 1.3% (2005 est.)

Modern army

Total armed forces Active : 637,800 (133,500 conscripts). Terms of service : 12 months (can be extended by 6 months). Reserves : trained first-line : 1,115,000 ; 400,000 subject to immediate recall. Second-line : 225,000. 220,000 (incl 126,500 conscripts) ;

HQ : 7 Military Comd, 12 Military Regions. ; 8 div (3 with Region HQ) ; 1 armd cav bde (mech, 1 armd, 1 arty bn) ; 3 armd inf bde (each 2 inf, 1 armd, 1 arty bn) ; 4 mech cav bde (each 3 inf, 1 arty bn). 12 motor inf bde (26 bn) ; 1 mtn bde ; 2 "jungle" bde (7 bn) ; 1 frontier bde (6 bn) ; and others.

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