Accession Number : ADA217530
Title : The Role of the Brazilian Air Force in the Defense of the South Atlantic
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Vallim, Carlos M
Report Date : May 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 45
Abstract : As one of the biggest countries in the South Atlantic region, Brazil has geopolitical, economic, and strategic interests with respect to that ocean. These interests can be threatened by a major maritime conflict in the area, especially if it entails an East-West Struggle as the result of the presence of the Soviets in some African countries. By presenting these interests, the possible threats to them, and the Brazilian strategy for dealing with potential threats, the author shows the necessity of giving the Brazilian Air Force a major antisubmarine warfare capability in order to enable it to play the appropriate role in the defense of that maritime area.
Descriptors : *BRAZIL , *AIR FORCE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , OCEANS , AFRICA , ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN , THREATS , STRATEGY , REGIONS
Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE