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Brazil Army Equipment

Army Modernization

1990 1995 2000 2005 2008 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 - - - - - - - - - - -
Active -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Armor # 560 546 464 464 371 371 591 591 600 600 600
Heavy Tanks +50 tons - - 178 178 219 219 439 439 439 439 439
105mm Leopard 1A5 DE - - - - - 220 220 220 220 220
105mm Leopard 1A1/1BE BE - - 87 87 128 128 128 128 128 128 128
105mm M-60A3 - - 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91
Medium Tanks 20-50 tons - - - - - - - - 161? 161? 161?
120mm TBD? ?? - - - - - - - - 161? 161? 161?
120mm EE-T1/2 (Osorio) BR - - - - - - - - - - -
Light Tanks -20 tons 560 546 286 286 152 152 152 152 ?? ?? ??
90mm M-41B/C 300 296 286 286 152 152 152 152 ?? ?? ??
37mm M-3 140 250 - - - - - - - - -
90mm X-1A2 (M3 mod) 40 - - - - - - - - - -
90mm X-1A 80 - - - - - - - - - -
RECCE 290 439 409 409 409 408 408 400 400 400 400
EE-9 Cascavel 200 409 409 409 409 408 408 + + + +
M-8 30 30 - - - - - - - - -
EE-3 Jararaca 60 - - - - - - - - - -
APC 795 823 803 803 803 807 807 800 800 800 800
EE-11 Urutu 175 219 219 219 219 223 233 + + + +
M-113 600 584 584 584 584 584 584 + + + +
M-59 20 20 - - - - - - - - -
SP ARTY # 120 72 72 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
155mm M109A3 - - - 38 37 37 37
105mm M-7/-108 120 72 72 72 72 72 72
TOWED ARTY * # 570+ 434 433+ 408+ 440+ 431 431 425 425 425 425
105mm Model 56 + 21 + + + 63 63
105mm M101/-102/ Model 56 420 285 319 280 312 233 233
105mm L-118 - 36 22 36 36 40 40
155mm M-114 150 92 92 92 92 95 95
COAST ARTY 240 240 - - - - - - - - -
57mm /
75mm /
120mm /
150mm /
152mm /
305mm
MRL 4 4 + 16 + 16 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 +
ASTROS II 4 4 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
70mm SBAT-70 - - - + + + + + + + +
108mm SS-06 + + + - - - - - - - -
180mm SS-40 + - - - - - - - - - -
300mm SS-60 + - - - - - - - - - -
MORTARS * + 286+ 1020 1020 1150+ 1245+ 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245
60mm M949 AGR - - - - + + - - - - -
81mm Commando V + + 707 707 992 - - - - - -
81mm Royal Ordinance L-16 - - - - 20+ 453 453 453 453 453 453
81mm M936 AGR - - - - - 715 715 715 715 715 715
107mm M30 + 209 236 236 - - - - - - -
120mm K6A3 + 77 77 77 77 - - - - - -
120mm M2 - - - - 61 77 77 77 77 77 77
ATGW 300 300 22 32 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Cobra 300 300 - - - - - - - - -
Milan - - 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Eryx - - 18 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
LIGHT ANTI-TANK + + 115 540 540+ 540+ 500? 500 500 500 500
60mm + - - - - - - - - - -
84mm AT-4 - - 115 540 540 540 ? - - - -
84mm ALAC - - - - + + 120 500 500 500 500
RCL 260+ 260+ 290 290 290 243 243 243 243 243 243
57mm M18A1 240 240 - - - - - - - - -
75mm M-20 20 20 - - - - - - - - -
84mm Carl Gustav - - 127 127 127 149 149 149 149 149 149
105mm + + - - - - - - - - -
106mm M-40A1 + + 163 163 163 194 194 194 194 194 194
AD GUNS * 98+ + + 134 146 66 66 100 100 100 100
20mm + + - - - - - - - - -
35mm Gepard 1A2 GDF-001 38 + + 134 134 39 39 73 73 73 73
40mm L-60/-70 60 + + + 12 27 27 27 27 27 27
SAM * 4 2 44 54 112 53 53 83 83 83 83
30mm Pantsir-S SA-22 - - - - - - - 18 18 18 18
Strelets SA-18 - - - - - - - 12 12 12 12
SA-18 - - 40 50 112 53 53 53 53 53 53
Roland II 4 2 4 4 - - - - - - -
Helicopters - Transport # 36 70 73 75 81 89 94 100 100 100 100
HM-4 EC725 EU - - - - 1 9 16 16 16 16 16
HM-3 AS-532 - - - 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
HM-2 S-70A - - 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
HM-1 SA-365 / AS 565 Panther 36 36 35 33 32 32 32 + + + +
HA-1 AS-550 Fennec - 18 19 15 19 19 17 17 17 17 17
HA-1 AS-350/-355 - 16 16 15 16 16 15 15 15 15 15

Notes

    # overall total likely to be stable, with modernization details TBD

    * these holdings are poorly characterized

Sources:
The Military Balance



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