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Brazilian Army improves air defence of the Amazon area

27th March 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The Brazilian Army is increasing efforts to protect the Amazon area with the procurement of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) for the 12th Jungle Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group (GAAAe Sl in Portuguese), located in Manaus, Amazonas state.

The Saab RBS 70 (pictured) systems were delivered in early March. An army spokesperson told Shephard that it will meet the low-altitude air defence needs of the region up to 3km.

Additionally, the new MANPADS will improve the capacity of the 12th GAAAe Sl to carry out anti-aircraft defence anywhere in Brazil.

The deliveries are part of the Brazilian Army's Strategic Programme – Anti-Aircraft Defence.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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