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Brazil Military 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Brazil Military 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Military branches:
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) (2011)

Military service age and obligation:
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 (2012)

Military expenditures:
1.47% of GDP (2012) 1.49% of GDP (2011) 1.47% of GDP (2010)
country comparison to the world: 65
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Brazil on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brazil Military 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brazil Military 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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