Brazil and US Close Unprecedented Deal for Defense Industry

President Bolsonaro is expected to sign an agreement between Brazil and the US next week in Miami. The pact, which needs Congressional approval, foresees partnerships supported by a US$96 billion fund.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian defense industry may have access to the North American market, the largest in the world. The announcement was published by the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

One of the main features of this agreement is that all defense products to be developed in Brazil will have to adopt the NATO standards. This is one of the obstacles for Brazilian companies to sell to the North American market and to the Pentagon's allies, and it should cease to exist.

A further barrier is that the United States currently only purchases weaponry from companies . . .

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