Concept

Brazilian Armed Forces

Summary
The Brazilian Armed Forces (Forças Armadas Brasileiras, ˈfoʁsɐz ɐʁˈmadɐz bɾaziˈlejɾɐs) are the unified military forces of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Consisting of three service branches, it comprises the Brazilian Army (including the Brazilian Army Aviation), the Brazilian Navy (including the Brazilian Marine Corps and Brazilian Naval Aviation) and the Brazilian Air Force (including the Aerospace Operations Command). Brazil's armed forces are the second largest in the Americas, after the United States, and the largest in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere by the level of military equipment, with 334,500 active-duty troops and officers. Brazilian soldiers were in Haiti from 2004 until 2017, leading the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH). Organization The Armed Forces of Brazil are divided into 3 branches:
  • Brazilian Army **Brazilian Army Aviation Command
  • Brazilian Navy **Brazilian Marine Corps **Brazilian Naval Aviation
  • Brazilian Air Force
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