Brazil`s armaments industry has about 220 companies and exports to about 85 countries. In this sense, U.S. restrictions on the sale of strategic components in the past – particularly space and nuclear technologies – have made Brazil understand the limits of developing a more collaborative defence partnership with the United States and have instead sought different partners for its strategic programs. For example, Brazil is currently pursuing a joint project with France for the development of a nuclear submarine. Q2: Why would closer defence cooperation with the United States be good for Brazil? The U.S.-Brazilian defense agreement “reduces the bureaucratic processes” of selling military equipment in their respective countries, he said in the Brazilian statement. Conclusions: there are many opportunities for bilateral defence cooperation and, based on their traditional military relations and current political dynamics, countries are moving in the right direction. In a briefing on Saturday, officials who requested anonymity, said that the business of the Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT. UL, a major supplier of equipment for the telecommunications sector in Brazil, could prevent further cooperation. “The United States and Brazil have a partnership based on a common commitment to expanding inclusive economic growth and prosperity; Promoting international peace and security and respect for human rights; “The commitment of our two governments to an open and open dialogue on such broad issues – with our diplomats and military officers in the same room – is a testament to the respect that our countries have for each other.” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) is welcomed on March 8, 2020 in Miami, Florida by the Commander of South American Command, Admiral Craig Faller (R); The Brazilian leader was there to discuss a growing bilateral partnership between defence cooperation / © AFP. It is true that the mismatch between the military objectives of the two nations could pose challenges to the establishment of enhanced defence cooperation.
While the United States wants to maintain its global military supremacy, Brazil is focused on partnering with countries willing to transfer advanced technologies that allow it to build a strong and autonomous defense industry, as in recent cases with France, Sweden and South Africa. On April 12, 2010, Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates signed a defence cooperation agreement between the Brazilian and U.S. governments in Washington, D.C. Assistant Secretary Cooper is the State Department`s leading policy expert on international security, security assistance, military operations, defense strategy and defence and trade plans. The dialogue has fostered cooperation between the United States and Brazil within the framework of our common objectives, including strengthening regional security. The agreement, also signed by Admiral Craig Faller, head of the Miami-based command, aims to pave the way for future joint projects “to improve or provide new military capabilities,” Brazil`s defense ministry said. The statement adds that the agreement “does not prevent the parties from concluding another agreement on research, development, testing and evaluation.” Brazil has signed a pact to strengthen military cooperation with the United States, according to its Defense Ministry.