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The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters
Air, Armed Forces Branches

The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

The Brazilian armed forces, through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC), have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force. The H125 will be produced in the H125 final assembly line located in Itajubá, Brazil at Helibras’ factory where the H225Ms for the Brazilian armed forces are also assembled. These new helicopters will replace the ageing AS350 and Bell 206 helicopters currently in service with the Brazilian Air Force and the Brazilian Navy respectively. «This joint procurement contract represents the realisation of a project that will equip both the Brazilian Air Force and Navy with modern aircraft that will meet the needs of the Forces for the next 30 years», said Commander of the Air For...
Brazil: Intelligence agencies do not detect risks of violence on 7 September
Security, Intelligence

Brazil: Intelligence agencies do not detect risks of violence on 7 September

Army sources also told CNN that there are no signs of problems. Government intelligence agencies, the Armed Forces and the state police did not detect any risk that the September 7 acts were violent. The common perception in these bodies is that. As of Monday night, the risk is "very low," according to a source at the Brazilian Intelligence Agency. Army sources also told CNN that there are no signs of problems so far and that nothing suspicious has been detected. Sources from the Military Police of the Federal District, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where demonstrations will take place, also reported that the expectation is that September 7 will be peaceful. There is a reading that there could be some risk if supporters of ex-President Lula also took to the streets for the traditional ...