Logistic Coordination and Mobilization Center Ensures Interoperability of Brazilian Armed Forces
By Dialogo April 18, 2013
The creation of a Logistic Coordination and Mobilization Center by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense will decisively contribute to ensured interoperability between the country’s Navy, Army, and Air Force. Under the command of the Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), the functionality of the center will be tested within the next few days, when Operation Ágata is launched – a military mobilization along the 10,489 miles of the border between Brazil and ten South American countries.
The news was revealed by Minister of Defense Celso Amorim, during his opening speech at the 6th International Symposium of Military Logistics, whick took place at the 2013 LAAD Defence & Security exhibit in Rio de Janeiro.
“The operation of this center will create an opportunity to verify and improve the logistics and mobilization doctrine developed by the ministry,” said Amorim.
The Ministry of Defense took advantage of LAAD 2013 to hold a symposium to discuss military logistics. Minister Amorim was invited to give the opening speech for the event that ended on April 12, along with the international fair that gathered approximately 700 exhibitors from 40 countries.
Minister Amorim began by explaining that Brazil is living “in a time of significant advances in the field of defense, with positive implications for the discussion on military logistics.” He also said that in regards to this matter, the ministry “is going through an institutional strengthening phase with the expansion of its staff and consolidation of their competencies.”
Furthermore, the minister mentioned investments made in defense. The resources are the funds and investments that reached approximately 1.5% of Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year. “These investments have a direct impact on the national defense industry, which is encouraged by the firm action of President Dilma Rousseff’s government,” he said.
Amorim recalled that a few days ago, bill of law no. 12,598 was edited to include the accreditation of the Strategic Defense Company, the approval of Strategic Defense Products, offer economical tax exemptions for the supply chains industry, as well as an increase in export of our defense products.” He also mentioned that in the Navy, Army and Air Force “many programs are pushing plans for modernization and transformation of the Brazilian defense.”