Military Capabilities

Brazilian Navy decides to withdraw from UNIFIL MTF

30 September 2019

The Brazilian Navy told the country's Ministry of Defence the navy plans to end its contribution to UN Interim Force in Lebanon Maritime Task Force (UNIFIL MTF) operation by December 2020.

The navy noted a limited budget and significant logistics effort - as well as the importance of prioritising its maritime presence in the Antarctic and the South Atlantic Ocean area, including the African coast - as the principal reasons to end its contribution to the Middle Eastern operation.

The United Nations did not respond to queries by Jane's about how the Brazilian decision to withdraw would affect the task force operations.

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