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Protecting gas & oil: Brazil carry big military maneuvers simulating modern war on Athlantic Sea.

Photo released by Brazilian Navy shows two Navy fleets patrolling brazilian waters.

The Brazilian Navy will carry out Operation Atlantic II next Monday, a training drill coordinated by the Ministry of Defense, in conjunction with the Armed Forces.

The deputy chief of naval operations in the Brazilian Navy, Rear Admiral Paulo Ricardo Medici, pointed out that the military maneuver, scheduled to conclude on July 30, simulates a modern war to defend national interests and protect the country’s natural and economic resources.

The drill will be carried out on the Atlantic coast mainly, due to the importance of the gas and oil infrastructure and the economic and strategic value of that region in case of an eventual international dispute over marine resources. That area accounts for nearly 42 percent of Brazilian territory.

Medici noted that 22 ships, 17 planes, 18 tanks and 10,000 troops will participate in Operation Atlantic II, for which purpose a fictional enemy has been created, the state-owned Agency Brazil reported.

The simulation of a modern war will also have a social goal, as it…READ MORE HERE.

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