Major Non-NATO Ally

Brazil and the United States enjoy a strong military-to-military partnership.  We look forward to further strengthening our cooperation under the leadership of our two countries.

Designation as a non-NATO ally is a decision made by the President of the United States that provides a long-term framework for our security and defense cooperation.  It reinforces the strong bilateral defense relationship between the United States and Brazil by helping support aligned defense planning, procurement, and training.

Some of the advantages of Major Non-NATO Ally status include collaboration on the development of defense technologies; privileged access to the U.S. defense industry; and increased joint military exchanges, exercises, and trainings as well as special access to military equipment financing.