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The market for defense equipment, and military trucks, armored vehicles, aircraft, radar, flight simulators and helicopters, help energize the 190 Brazilian companies that maintain 30,000 direct jobs and 120,000 indirect jobs and sell US$ 4 billion annually, half of that in exports.

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Opening new markets helps exports grow 13 times

For nearly two decades, Brazilian industries depended on defense equipment exports that were limited to a few markets. It was enough that an order was cancelled to cause layoffs to bring on a crisis. In 2001, for example, the sector's exports were negligible: barely US$ 150 million.

"The country we dream of will increasingly need armed forces equipped and qualified to perform their duties.  A country that wishes to have an international dimension must have an armed forces as an example of their ability and competence.  An assertive defense policy is needed for economic development and also a sovereign foreign policy. To build a great nation is essential to have the ability to defend the interests, by various means, notably the deterrent. "

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"We have restored the right of our Navy to take care of the nuclear issue, with the respect they had. We restored our FAB, where the latest plane was called "the giant dump". I felt sorry for the first show that I attended on September 7, when I saw the Army jeep with the torn leather (...) We do not want armed forces making policy, but we do not want military subordinate, without strength, discredited before its people and before its neighbors. We want well-prepared, well-trained, well-equipped and respected military. "

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"Brazil has no enemies, but we can not rule out the possibility of being involved (albeit over their heads) in military disputes, is to defend an action that has targeted our resources, even in terms of conflicts between third parties that may affect us, "said Defense Minister Celso Amorim.

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The purchase of the Gripen, manufactured in Sweden, following consolidation of our defense industry, will have all of its technology transferred to Brazil / Photo: FAB / disclosure The acquisition of 36 Gripen NG, manufactured in Sweden and using Swedish technology, follows the consolidation guidance of our defense industry: domestic companies will be responsible for 40% of the development and 100% of the final assembly of the aircraft, with full technology transfer.

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Developed by the Army and manufactured by Iveco, the Guarani armored car is ready for attack, defense, patrol and peacekeeping missions Photo: Tereza Sobreira / Ministry of Defense "The defense of the country is inseparable from its development," says the text of the National Defense Policy.  So for the past 12 years, in addition to modernizing the armed forces, the government has invested in the consolidation of an autonomous defense industry, with the development of t

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Forças Armadas preparadas para defender a paz e o protagonismo do Brasil no mundo

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The number of municipalities with environmentally sound solid waste disposal practices doubles

The number of cities that have implemented appropriate systems rose from 1,090 in 2008 to 2,200 in 2013

Seven of the 12 stadiums that were built or refurbished for the 2014 World Cup received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as constructions that demonstrate the adoption of sustainability concepts.

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