The Avibras facility in Lorena played host to the Agulhas Negras Operation conducted by the Brazilian Army2nd Division, further solidifying the company’s enduring partnership with the country’s military institution. From September 18 to 25, the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion from Osasco, São Paul o, and the 13th Mechanized Cavalry Regiment from Pirassununga, São Paulo, were stationed at the Avibras facility. This operation brought together 368 soldiers, 35 vehicles, and 20 armored vehicles, which included the formidable Guarani, Urutu, and Cascavel. This large-scale operation, set to continue until September 30, stands as one of the Land Force’s most extensive training exercises in 2023, involving approximately 4,500 military personnel from 40 different units. The overarching objective of the Agulhas Negras Operation is to ensure the readiness of the troops within the 2nd Division for both offensive and defensive operations. It also emphasizes cooperation and coordination with various agencies, all while honing command and leadership skills at all levels. The operation’s theater spans across the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, showcasing the Brazilian Army’s versatility and preparedness.
Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial, headquartered in Jacareí, São José dos Campos, Brazil, is a versatile Brazilian company renowned for its design, development, and manufacturing of defense products and services. Their product range encompasses a wide array of cutting-edge technologies, including artillery and aircraft defense systems, rockets, and missiles, such as air-to-ground and surface-to-surface weapon systems, which feature artillery rocket systems, 70 mm air-to-ground systems, and fiber optic multi-purpose guided missiles. Avibras is also known for its armoured vehicle production and boasts a diverse portfolio that spans civilian transportation through its division named Tectran, telecommunications equipment, electronic industrial equipment through Powertronics, automotive painting, and explosives. With significant industrial facilities strategically located in Vale do Paraíba, including Jacareí and Lorena, Avibras is situated in the heart of Brazil’s primary technological and aeronautical park. Notably, Avibras is distinguished for its production of the ASTROS System 2020, a cutting-edge self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system, which is arguably their most successful product.
Avibras’ enduring commitment to supporting the Brazilian Army, as evidenced by its collaboration in hosting the Agulhas Negras Operation, reaffirms the company’s vital role in bolstering national security. Their contributions to the defense industry continue to demonstrate the capabilities and commitment of Brazilian companies to meet the challenges of modern warfare while showcasing their dedication to technological innovation and national defense. The Avibras-Lorena partnership with the Brazilian Army exemplifies a synergistic collaboration that benefits the nation by enhancing the readiness and capabilities of its armed forces. The Agulhas Negras Operation, hosted by Avibras, exemplifies the dedication and commitment of both the company and the military to safeguarding Brazil’s interests and ensuring its security in an ever-evolving global landscape.