Belém (PA) – On November 2, 2023, the 2nd Special Forces Operations Detachment of the 3rd Special Forces Company took part in an integration activity with a unit from the US Army’s 7th Special Forces Group. The action was part of Operation CORE 23 (Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise).
The two detachments exchanged experiences on techniques, tactics and procedures, especially on tactical actions against the enemy and immediate action techniques. This collaboration strengthens and improves the operational skills of both units.
Exercise CORE 23
The Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise – CORE 23 is a combined exercise with the United States Army, taking place from October 29 to November 20, in the garrisons of Belém, Macapá, Oiapoque and the district of Clevelândia do Norte. The aim of the activity is to increase the troops’ operational capacity, maintain the historic bonds of friendship between the countries and increase integration and cooperation between the two armies.
The initiative is the result of a cooperation program signed between Brazil and the United States, which stipulates annual bilateral combined exercises until 2028. A total of 1,200 military personnel from Brazil and around 300 from the United States are taking part.
Brazilian Army aviation participates in Exercise CORE23 with 11 aircraft
Taubaté (SP) – Brazilian Army helicopters will be used in Exercise CORE23 (Combined Operations and Rotation Exercises). There will be 11 aircraft of the Jaguar, Cougar, Pantera K2 and Fennec AvEx models, from the 1st and 2nd Army Aviation Battalions (BAvEx) in Taubaté (SP) and the Aviation Detachment, based in Belém (PA).
The aircraft deployments to the states of Pará and Amapá began in October and involve 108 Army Aviation personnel. Among the support missions that will be carried out by AvEx are the transportation of Brazilian and American troops, aeromobile assault, transportation of external cargo, operational freefall, among other missions.
CORE 23 is the talk of the national and international press
On November 2, the first phase of Exercise CORE23 began in the state of Pará and became the talk of the national and international press.
TV stations, radio stations, web portals and freelance professionals followed the first day of the Jungle Adaptation and Life Training (EAVS), in a region of preserved forest in the metropolitan region of Belém, given to around 150 American military personnel. They are part of the 101st Airborne Division and the US National Guard, both Military Organizations of the American Army.