Latitude: 22° 48' 37" S Longitude: -44° 42' 19" E
Area use / Military Branches: BFNRM
Duque de Caxias Base de Fuzileiros Navais do Rio Meriti (BFNRM) or Rio Meriti Naval Inf Base is homebase for the MC Special Ops Battalion "Tonelero" (Batalhão de Operações Especiais de Fuzileiros Navais (Batalhão Tonelero).
This unit is similar to US Navy SEALs and formed in 1957 and structured for high risk operations.
Its mission is to destroy or damage prominent objectives in heavily defended areas, capture or rescue personnel or equipment, seize installations, obtain information, mislead and produce psychological effects.
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