Brazilian Armed Forces

Here you can find an updated table showing the main equipment currently in use by our Armed Forces, their specifications, how they are employed and the quantity of each one of them in the inventory:



Brazilian Army
Brazilian Air Force
..Brazilian Marines.
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Brazilian Navy

Ship / class
Quantity
Designação
Helicopter Carrier
1
A-140 Atlântico
Frigates
(Niterói class)
5
F- 41 Defensora / F- 42 Constituição
F- 43 Liberal / F- 44 Independência / F- 45 União
Frigates
(Greenhalgh class)
2
F- 46 Greenhalgh / F- 49 Rademaker
Corvettes
2
V-31 Jaceguaí / V-32 Júlio de Noronha
Corvette
(Barroso class)
1
V-34 Almte.Barroso
Corvettes *
(Tamandaré class)
4
V-35 Tamandaré / V-36 Jerônimo de Albuquerque
V-37 Cunha Moreira / V-38 Mariz e Barros
Submarines
(Tupi class)
5
S-30 Tupi / S-31 Tamoio / S-32 Timbira
S-33 Tapajó / S-34 Tikuna
Submarines *
(Riachuelo class)
4
S- 40 Riachuelo / S- 41 Humaitá / S- 42 Tonelero / S- 43 Angostura
Submarine SN-BR *
(nuclear propulsion)
1
SN -10 Álvaro Alberto
Ocean Patrol
Vessel (OPV)
3
P-120 Amazonas / P-121 Apa / P-122 Araguari
Patrol ships
(Grajaú class)
12
P- 40 Grajaú / P- 41 Guaíba / P- 42 Graúna / P- 43 Goiana
P- 44 Guajará / P- 45 Guaporé / P- 46 Gurupá / P- 47 Gurupi
P- 48 Guanabara / P- 49 Guarujá / P-50 Guaratuba / P-51 Gravataí
Patrol ships *
(Macaé class)
7
P-70 Macaé / P-71 Macau / P-72 Maracanã / P-73 Maragogipe
P-74 Matinhos / P-75 Mangaratiba / P-76 Miramar
Patrol ships
(Piratini class)
5

P-10 Piratini / P-11 Pirajá / P-12 Pampeiro
P-14 Penedo / P-15 Poti

Patrol ships
(Bracuí class)
4

P-60 Bracuí / P-61 Benevente
P-62 Bocaina / P-63 Babitonga

River patrol ships
5
P-20 Pedro Teixeira / P-21 Raposo Tavares
P-30 Roraima / P-31 Rondônia / P-32 Amapá
Minesweeper
4
M-15 Aratu / M-17Atalaia
M-18 Araçatuba / M-20 Albardão
Amphibious
Assault ships
4
G-25 Almte.Sabóia (LST) / G-28 Mattoso Maia (LST)
G-29 Garcia D'Ávila (LST) / G- 40 Bahia (LSD)
Others
32
Tanker, hospital, logistical support;
fast patrol boats, tugs and instruction
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Brazilian Navy missiles

Missile
Origin
Length
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Speed
(mach)
Range
(km)
Warhead
(kg)
Guidance
Propulsion
AGM-119 Penguin
Norway / USA
3
370
mach 1,2
40
130
IR
solid propellant

Aspide 2000

Italy
3,7
220
mach 4
60
33
SAR
solid propellant
Exocet
France
4,7
655
mach 0,9
70
165
AR
solid propellant
MAN-1 *
Brazil
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sea Skua
United Kingdom
2,5
145
mach 0,8
25
30
SAR
solid propellant
Sea Wolf
United Kingdom
1,9
82
mach 3
10
14
ACLOS
solid propellant
Sidewinder
USA
3
85
mach 2,5
29
9
IR
solid propellant
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Brazilian Marine Corps


Equipment
Origin
Model / Characteristics
Armoured
Vehicles
Brazil
Switzerland
USA
Austria
USA
Germany
Urutu: light vehicle, 6x6, 13 ton, capac. 12 marines
Piranha III: amphibious, 8x8, 14 ton., capac. 14 marines
AAV7A1: amphibious, 24 ton, capac.21 marines
SK 105: light tank, 18 ton, 105 mm gun
M-113: light vehicle, 11 ton, capac. 11 marines
MB Unimog: light truck, 4x4, capac. 2 ton.
Air defense guns
Sweden
Bofors L70: automatic, cal. 40 mm
Assault rifle
USA
Colt M-16 A2: caliber 5.56 mm, weight 10 lb
Rocket launch
Sweden
AT- 4: anti-tank, 84mm, range 1.2 miles
Missiles
France
Sweden
Brazil
Mistral: portable, air defense, range 2.5 miles
RBS 56 BILL: portable, anti-tank, range 1.4 miles
MSS 1.2AC *: portable, anti-tank, range 1.2 miles
MRLS
Brazil
ASTROS 2020: Multiple rocket launcher system, with the types SS-40 (22 miles),
SS-60 (37 miles) and cruise missile AV / MCT-300 (187 miles)
Mortars
USA
Israel
M-29 A1: 81 mm, range 2.8 miles
K-6 A3: 120 mm, range 4.3 miles
Howitzers
United Kingdom
L118 Light Gun: cal.105 mm, range 10.5 miles
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Naval Aviation


Aircraft
Designation
Origin
Function
Quantity
A- 4 Skyhawk
AF-1B/C
USA
Attack / interception
7
AS- 332 Super Puma
UH-14
France
Transport / multi-purpose
7
Bell 206 Jet Ranger III
IH-6B
USA
Training
17
H135 *
UH-17
Brazil
Multi-purpose / MEDVAC
3
H225M Super Cougar *
UH-15 / UH-15A
Brazil
Transport / anti-surface
16
HB- 350/355 Esquilo
UH-12 / UH-13
Brazil
Attack / transport
24
Grumman C-1A / KC-1 *
KC-2
USA
Transport / aerial refueler
8
SH-70 Seahawk
MH-16
USA
Anti-submarine / anti-surface
6
Super Lynx Mk.21A
AH-11
United Kingdom
Attack / anti-submarine
12
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Notes:
> LST = landing ship, tank
> LSD = landing ship, dock
> MAN = anti-ship missile
> MRLS = Multiple Rocket Launcher System
> AR = active radar
> ACLOS = automatic command to line of sight
> IR = infrared
> PR = passive radar
> SAR = semiactive radar
> 1 mile = 1.6 km
> n.a. = not available
> ( * ) = ordered, under construction or under development





Brazilian Army


Equipment
Origin
Model / Characteristics
Armoured
Vehicles
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
USA
Guarani *: vehicle 6x6, 13 ton, capac. 11 troops
AV-VBL: vehicle 4x4, 11 ton, .50 machine gun
Cascavel: vehicle 6x6, 14 ton, 90 mm gun
Urutu: vehicle 6x6, 13 ton, capac. 12 troops
Gepard 1A2: short range air defense system
Leopard 1A1: MBT 40 ton, 105 mm gun
Leopard 1A5: MBT 42 ton, 105 mm gun
M-60 A3: MBT 49 ton, 105 mm gun
M-113: light vehicle, 11 ton, capac. 11 troops
Artillery
USA
USA
USA
United Kingdom
USA
Italy
USA
Switzerland
Sweden
several
M-108: self-propelled howitzer, 105 mm
M-109 A3: self-propelled howitzer, 155 mm
M-109 A5+ BR *
: self-propelled howitzer, 155 mm
L118 Light Gun
: howitzer cal.105 mm, range 11 miles
M101: howitzer cal. 105 mm, range 6.5 miles
M56 Oto Melara: howitzer cal. 105 mm, range 6 miles
M114: howitzer cal. 155 mm, range 10 miles
Oerlikon: air defense gun, automatic, 35 mm
Bofors M947: air defense gun, automatic, 40 mm
Mortars: with 60, 81 and 120 mm calibers
Assault rifles
Brazil
Brazil
FAL M964: cal. 7.62 mm, weight 10 lb
Imbel IA2 *: cal. 5.56 mm, weight 9.2 lb
Missiles
Brazil
Brazil
Russia
France
France
Sweden
AV / MCT- 300 *: cruise missile, range 187 miles
MSS 1.2AC *
: portable, anti-tank, range 1.2 miles
Igla 9K38: portable, air defense, 70 mm, range 3.1 miles
Milan: portable, anti-tank, 115 mm, range 1.2 miles
Eryx: portable, multi-purpose, 135 mm
RBS-70 Mk.2 *: portable, air defense, range 3 miles
MRLS
Brazil
ASTROS II Mk3: Multiple Rocket Launch System
types SS-30, SS-40, SS-60 and SS-80
ASTROS 2020 *: Multiple Rocket Launch System
of the same ASTROS II types, in addition to the SS-40G
and cruise missile AV / MCT-300 (187 miles)
Rocket launcher
Sweden
Brazil
Sweden
AT- 4: portable, anti-tank, 84 mm, range 1.2 miles
ALAC *: portable, anti-tank, caliber 84 mm
SR-84: portable, anti-tank, 84 mm
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Brazilian Army missiles

Missile
Origin
Length
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Speed
(mach)
Range
(km)
Warhead
(kg)
Guidance
Propulsion
AV / MTC-300 *
Matador
Brazil
5
700
mach 0,7
300
200
AR
ramjet
Eryx
France
0,9
13
mach 0,7
0,6
3,6
SACLOS
rocket ramjet
Igla 9K38
Russia
1,6
11
mach 2,3
5,2
1,2
IR
solid propellant
MILAN
France
1,2
7
mach 0,6
2
3
SACLOS
solid propellant
MSS 1.2 *
Brazil
1,5
15
mach 0,8
3
n.a.
laser
solid propellant
RBS 70 Mk.2 *
Sweden
1,3
15
mach 2
8
1,2
laser
solid propellant
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Army Aviation

Aircraft
Designation
Origin
Function
Quantity
AS- 365K Pantera
HM-1
Brazil
Transport
34
AS- 532 Cougar
HM-3
France
Transport / multi-purpose
8
AS- 550A2 Fennec
HA-1
France
Attack / reconnaissance
21
H225M Jaguar *
HM-4
Brazil
Transport / multi-purpose
16
HB- 350L1 Esquilo
HA-1
Brazil
Attack / transport
15
S-70A Black Hawk
HM-2
USA
Transport / multi-purpose
4
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Notes:
> UK = United Kingdom
> MBT = Main Battle Tank
> MRLS = Multiple Rocket Launcher System
> AR = active radar
> SACLOS = semi-automatic command to line of sight
> IR = infrared
> 1 mile = 1.6 km
> 1 lb = 0.45 kg
> n.a. = not available
> ( * ) = ordered, under production or under development





Brazilian Air Force



Aircraft
Designation
Origin
Function
Quantity
Airbus A- 319 ACJ
VC-1A (FAB 01)
France
Presidential transport
1
Airbus C- 295 *
C-105 / SC-105
Spain
Transport / SAR
15
Boeing 767- 300
C-767
USA
Transport / aerial tanker
1
Cessna 208 Caravan I / II
C-98A / C-98B
USA
Transport
34
EMB ALX A- 29 A/B
A-29 / AT-29
Brazil
Attack / training
79
EMB AMX A-1A/B/M
A-1 / A-1M
Brazil
Attack / reconnaissance
20
EMB KC-390 *
KC-390
Brazil
Transport / aerial tanker
28
EMB Legacy 500 *
IU-50
Brazil
Flight protection
4
EMB 110 Bandeirante
C-95M
Brazil
Transport / SAR
41
EMB 111 B.Patrulha
P-95M
Brazil
Maritime surveillance
8
EMB 120 Brasília
C-97 / VC-97
Brazil
Transport / multi-purpose
18
EMB 135 BJ Legacy
VC-99B / VC-99C
Brazil
VIP transport
8
EMB 145
C-99A / VC-99A
Brazil
VIP transport
7
EMB 145 AEW
E-99
Brazil
Airborne Early Warning
5
EMB 145 SR
R-99B
Brazil
Remote sensing
3
EMB 190
VC-2
Brazil
VIP transport
2
EMB 312 Tucano
A-27 / AT-27
Brazil
Training / attack
79
F- 5 E / F Tiger II
F-5 EM
USA
Fighter / attack
51
Gripen E / F *
F-39
Sweden / Brazil
Fighter / interception
36
H225M Caracal *
H-36 / VH-36
Brazil
Transport / C-SAR / VIP
18
HB EC- 135
VH-35
Brazil
Presidential transport
2
HB- 350B Esquilo
H-50
Brazil
SAR / training
18
Hércules C-130 E / H
C-130
USA
Transport / aerial tanker / SAR
8
Learjet 35
R-35A / VU-35A
USA
Reconnaissance / eletronic warfare
6
Mil Mi- 35M
AH-2 Sabre
Russia
Attack / C-SAR
12
P- 3B Orion
P-3AM
USA
Maritime surveillance
8
UAV Hermes 450
RQ-450
Israel
Surveillance / reconnaissance
4
UAV Hermes 900
RQ-900
Israel
Surveillance / reconnaissance
1
UH- 60L Black Hawk
H-60
USA
C-SAR / multi-purpose
16
Others
several
several
Transport / liaison / training / multi-purpose
108
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Brazilian Air Force missiles

Missile
Origin
Length
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Speed
(mach)
Range
(km)
Warhead
(kg)
Guidance
Propulsion
A-Darter *
RSA / Brazil
3
90
n.a.
20
n.a.
IR
solid propellant

AGM 84 Harpoon *

USA
3,8
526
mach 0,7
90
227
AR
turbojet
Ataka 9M120
Russia
1,8
50
mach 1,6
6
7,5
radio link
solid propellant
Derby
Israel
3,6
118
mach 4
63
11
AR
rocket ramjet
Igla 9K38
Russia
1,6
11
mach 2,3
5,2
1,2
IR
solid propellant
LGB Lizard
Israel
3,4
320
n.a.
40
227
laser
n.a.
LGB SMKB 82 *
Brazil
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
50
227
GPS / INS
n.a.
MAA-1 Piranha
Brazil
2,7
86
mach 3
6
12
IR
solid propellant
MAR-1 *
Brazil
4
275
mach 1,2
60
90
PR
solid propellant
Python 4
Israel
3
120
mach 4
15
11
IR
solid propellant
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Notes:
> AEW = Airborne Early Warning
> C-SAR = Combat Search and Rescue
> SAR = Search and Rescue
> LGB = Laser Guided Bomb
> MAR = anti-radiation missile
> RA = active radar
> RP = passive radar
> IR = infrared
> GPS = Global Positioning System
> INS = Inercial Navigation System
> RSA = Republic of South Africa
> UAV = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
> VIP = authority transport
> n.a. = not available
> ( * ) = ordered, under production or under development



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