The Brazilian military includes:
• The Army (Exército Brasileiro)
The Army is, by far, the largest of the three facets in terms of the number of active personnel involved. It was started in 1822, making it the oldest of the military divisions. Its weapons include battle tanks, armoured vehicles, military vehicles, artillery pieces and helicopters. It is responsible for all land-based operations that are in place to protect and defend the country.
• The Navy (Marinha do Brasil)
The Brazilian Navy is dedicated to ocean-based initiatives and to protecting the country’s vast coastline from invasion or threat. Significantly, it has its own aircraft carrier (São Paulo). In addition, it owns submarines, frigates, corvettes, mine hunters, amphibious ships, patrol boats and auxiliary ships.
• The Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira)
The Air Force of Brazil handles all military operations that involve flight and is the largest of its kind in South America. It was started in 1941, playing an integral role in the Brazilian participation in World War II. Its weapons comprise rockets, bombs, missiles and various rifles and guns.
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