The Connected Amazon Project
20th and 21st centuries
Connected Amazon is a project developed by the Brazilian Army that contributes to economic and social development, in the face of a strategic need that provides safe and modern means of communication to Brazilian Army units spread across the immensity of Brazilian Amazon.
The communications network established by this project, Rede Vitória Régia (RVR), in addition to providing the Army and other Armed Forces with modern means of command and control, allows other public administration instances to benefit from the wide range of possibilities provided by digitalization and connectivity, implementing public policies in previously isolated locations, improving and expanding public services such as health and education, and, consequently, digitally including thousands of families that benefit from the new infrastructure available, thus contributing to society's progress.
The project stands out for its dual purpose, in other words, the complementarity between defense interests and the application to Brazilian society. In this sense, its accomplishment and effective contribution to the general population makes it even more important for Brazilian Army. Among the series of digital services which can be provided by such high-speed data networks and offered to the population of the interior of Amazonas state, the following deserve to be highlighted: internet, telemedicine, remote learning, public security, traffic and tourism.
Even with the rapid development of new technologies, Brazilian Army reinforces the principles and values that consolidate its institutional culture. From the actions of Marshal Rondon, who at the beginning of the 20th century faced great challenges to take telegraphy to isolated regions of the country, to the new generations of military engineers, who used available means to launch submarine fiber optic cables, the integration, development, preservation and security of Amazon remains a central objective of Brazilian Army, which is always present.