Brazil picks Gripen E aircraft as new multi-mission fighter

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Saab's Gripen E fighter has been chosen by Brazil as the country's new multi-mission fighter, beating out Dassault's Rafale and Boeing's F-18.

Brazil takes delivery of Colombian-made patrol boats

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Brazilian government has taken delivery of the first two of four armored river patrol boats produced by Colombian shipbuilder Cotecmar.

Brazil, Russia strengthening defense cooperation

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil and Russia are strengthening defense cooperation and have formed working groups in the areas of cybersecurity and space.

Cyberdefense moves open Latin American opportunities

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil will help Argentina organize and coordinate cyberdefense development in the two countries' military infrastructures, opening new opportunities for Brazilian business.

Brazil. Turkey boosting defense cooperation

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Brazil and Turkey are forming working groups to strengthen and promote bilateral defense projects.

Brazil transfers armored cars

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 17 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Army has delivered refurbished Cascavel armored vehicles to neighboring Suriname under a 2012 bilateral agreement.

Deal in works for Russian artillery buy

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Brazilian military appears moving toward procurement of five anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia this year.

Embraer awarded 1st phase of $6B cordon

SAO PAULO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brazilian aviation and defense manufacturer Embraer has won the contract for the first phase of 10,000 mile border security cordon.

Brazil security maneuvers test borders

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Brazil is testing border security with large-scale military maneuvers along borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay amid increased concerns over international smuggling of drugs, people and weapons and other organized crime.

Defense Industry cooperation highlighted

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- Defense industry ties between diverse countries and companies have been recently highlighted by four countries in official visits and talks.

Brazil hopes exports will fund defense

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 1 (UPI) -- Brazil has set out a strategy of continuing to build defense spending on the back of earnings from raw material exports.
Brazil, Turkey agree on closer defense links

Brazil, Turkey agree on closer defense links

SAO PAULO, May 8 (UPI) -- Brazil and Turkey have agreed on closer defense links that promise to allow each arms manufacturer a greater share of the global aviation and military sales.
Brazil-U.S. arms talks break new ground?

Brazil-U.S. arms talks break new ground?

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 24 (UPI) -- Brazilian-U.S. talks on defense technologies may prove central to the Obama administration's plans to reopen Latin America and the Caribbean region to exports.

Argentina plans more defense manufacturing

BUENOS AIRES, April 18 (UPI) -- Argentina is planning to expand defense manufacturing including joint production with Brazil of unmanned aircraft and air-to-air missiles.

Antarctic base fire kills 2 Brazilians

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A fire at a scientific research station in Antarctica killed two Brazilian sailors and destroyed most of the base, military officials said Sunday.
Brazil pushing Iran for nuclear accord

Brazil pushing Iran for nuclear accord

TEHRAN, May 16 (UPI) -- Brazil's foreign minister said he is urging Iran to store part of its nuclear stockpile abroad to ease tensions over Tehran's potential nuclear threat.

U.S., Brazil agree on tech work for poor

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 3 (UPI) -- The United States and Brazil Wednesday signed a pact to implement cooperative technical activities in poor countries, the secretary of state's office said.
Economists honor Brazil's president

Economists honor Brazil's president

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Economists in Davos, Switzerland, awarded Brazil's President Luiz Inancio Lula da Silva the World Economic Forum's first Global Statesmanship Award Friday.

U.S., Brazil expand biofuels cooperation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Brazilian governments Thursday said they will expand biofuels cooperation to move forward several of their shared energy goals.

Brazil: Ties with Venezuela are strained

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- Ties between Brazil and Venezuela are strained following criticism of the Brazilian Congress by Venezuela's president, a leading Brazilian official said.

Brazil wants U.N. meeting on Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has suggested that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the U.N. Security Council on violence in Haiti.

Protesters rage outside WTO meeting

HONG KONG, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hundreds of demonstrators, many armed with bamboo sticks, confronted police Saturday outside the World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong.

Brazil: Terror fight must respect rights

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- The fight against terrorism must respect human rights or it will play into the hands of terrorists, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said.

Britain 'regrets' Brazilian killing

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British officials expressed regret for the accidental police killing of a Brazilian man mistakenly thought to be a suspect in earlier London bombings.

FMs fail to reach accord on U.N. council

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (UPI) -- Four foreign ministers of the "G4" countries seeking permanent U.N. Security Council seats have taken their campaign to U.N. World Headquarters in New York.
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