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Troops in Action – JR on TV

By Leandro Stoliar, from the Jornal da Record


1/16/2023 – 1:32 PM (Updated 1/16/2023 – 6:25 PM)


It is greater than curious to attempt to perceive the place a soldier’s satisfaction comes from when he wears a uniform. This is multiplied a number of instances when this uniform is accompanied by a title that the soldier himself has earned by means of sweat and energy. I’m not a police officer, I’ve by no means served in the army, and much from glorifying the difficult historical past of the army in Brazil, this isn’t it.

Nor do I imply to say {that a} nation of the scale and significance of ours may survive with out police or armed forces. No means. The intention right here is to attempt to present the extent of coaching and the diploma of issue in coaching the nation’s elite army. Whether to function in cities or to guard our best treasure: the Amazon.

Brazil has the duty to watch, take care of and defend the most important forest in the world. Then comes the curiosity: how is the army educated to function in such a hostile surroundings because the Amazon rainforest? Or cease a hostage-taking in Brazil’s most chaotic metropolis? And what’s the function of Military Police rescue pilots.

To discover out, our workforce carefully adopted the coaching of Gate of SP, pilots and particular forces of the military in the Amazon. The new collection of studies from Record journal will take you to those locations. Each with its personal traits, problem and significance. It was an important expertise as a reporter to accompany a part of the coaching of the so-referred to as “Elite Troops”.

Learn concerning the every day lifetime of the negotiators and elite gunners on the Sao Paulo Gate, the challenges confronted by PM pilots and the formation of the properly-recognized Jungle Warriors. I admit it was even a bit dangerous at instances.
But there was no higher option to discover out who these troopers are and why they’re proud to be in the Brazilian Jungle Battalion, thought-about the most effective in the world.

The Amazon is an invisible frontier. There are a whole lot of kilometers of jungle.

Patrolling the world’s largest forest is a fancy mission that requires exhaustive and repetitive coaching.

This is how Army Special Forces hone their expertise right here in the Amazon jungle.

The strategies are used to struggle all types of crimes that happen in the Brazilian a part of the forest, which represents 60% of the Amazon. Hence, that is thought-about to be the most effective jungle battalions in the world.

There are two army instructions in the Amazon. It is accountable for the states of Amazonas, Roraima, Rondônia and Acre. There are about 20,000 males, greater than 6,000 in Manaus alone. Few will face the tough actuality of the jungle course.
The coaching takes a minimal of three months.

Depending on the gap, to achieve a sure level in this vastness, just by parachute.

Jungle warriors have carried out dozens of operations in this way. The males from the particular forces advised our workforce that they found drug trafficking camps on the border with Venezuela.

An indication that criminals have used the Amazon as a world trafficking route.

Sergeant Gustavo Beckman talks to Record journal and exhibits how the tools works in motion:

Landing in the rivers that reduce by means of the forest is nearly routine. Training begins in a pool after which progresses to higher challenges.

Now it is my flip to learn the way it really works.

In the Amazon, in addition to the braveness to leap from the highest, you additionally want the coolness to fall into the river, as a result of the waters have a powerful present and might disguise alligators.

Even in the center of the jungle, the canine is necessary.

It is readiness in the air, on water or on land.

They are particular forces in one of many wildest areas on the planet.

In the forest, hazard can come from wherever, and the purpose is nearly at all times a matter of life and loss of life.

Staying undetected is a part of the mission of the so-referred to as Jungle Wars.

In the jungle infantry battalion, in Manaus, snipers want greater than an ideal shot, they should mix in with the surroundings, using camouflage makes the coaching extra actual.

Anyone who sees the Amazon from above can not think about that there’s a terrain filled with obstacles, enormous timber, hills, slopes, partitions in the center of the forest. To get off you want slightly assist. Abseiling approach can be a part of particular forces coaching.

I additionally participated in one in all these trainings. I’ll present you right here:

The largest forest in the world stretches throughout 8 different international locations: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. According to commanders, many officers arriving for coaching come from the Southeast and Midwest.

More than half of the troopers in the military’s battalions and particular forces in the Amazon are indigenous.

The Indian brings the expertise of learn how to survive in the jungle.

Out of each ten individuals who enter the jungle operations course, solely seven make it to the tip.

Months of effort till the reward: the jungle battalion commencement social gathering. This is the second when the doorways of the barracks in Manaus open to folks and kids of graduates. New jungle warriors are born right here.

The first lesson I realized from the elite snipers of the São Paulo Gate, the elite army police unit of São Paulo, was that one-hundredth of a second can matter. There is an evidence for this: that is usually the time snipers have throughout an precise hijacking incident to hit a shifting goal.

When I heard this assertion from one of many shooters in the group, I used to be impressed. How is it attainable to hit a goal nearly 1 kilometer away, on the transfer, in a second of pure pressure, and it nearly at all times tries to cover? The calculation is finished on a blackboard, an actual blackboard, in a kind of classroom setting. Shooters should calculate all the things that impacts the shot, similar to wind, bullet trajectory, and even the rotation of the Earth!

We accompany the coaching of those professionals who’re referred to as solely when there isn’t any different possibility and so they can not make a mistake. They are mathematical consultants who can decide between life and loss of life.

Follow a few of the coaching:

The classroom is the primary stage of coaching for São Paulo Gate negotiators. It is known as a massive problem to discover ways to persuade a prison that committing the crime will not be the most suitable choice. The surroundings is nearly at all times not the very best and kidnappers concern the police. Therefore, altering this picture in the prison’s head with out ceasing to be a police officer. And on the identical time, defending the sufferer requires endurance, composure, intelligence and an enormous quantity of coaching.

The day-to-day actions of the negotiators and the coaching of the elite police workforce are important to performing on kidnappings and saving lives.

We know the exhaustive and complicated coaching of the Special Tactics Action Group, the elite army police in Brazil’s largest metropolis. And we spoke to Bruna Chupka, head of the negotiation workforce.

Follow some behind-the-scenes footage of our workforce’s reporting and journey to accompany the coaching of Special Forces males in the Amazon.

See the formation and operation of elite troops in the jungle and in the nation’s city facilities in the particular collection studies of Record journal.

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