Military Capabilities

Brazilian Army updates its 'strategic plan'

21 September 2017

The Brazilian Army has released a new review of its Army Strategic Plan 2016-19. The update was driven by Brazil’s economic retraction and made several changes to the previous plan that was approved in December 2015.

Updates include establishing a new doctrine to be implemented through the Land Force 2022 concept and the frontline 'Strong Arm Brigade' (Brigada Braço Forte) as part of the army transformation process. The concept will be expanded to a final configuration in 2035.

Planning measures include continued efforts to mechanise infantry brigades; restructure air defence, field artillery, armored units, and land forces commands; restructure the aviation component; implement cyber defence, border monitoring, and logistics systems; improve personnel mobilisation, recruitment, and selection processes; bolster chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence; deepen and enlarge multinational co-operation; train for humanitarian aid operations; support the local defence industrial base; and more.

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