The Brazilian Navy will decommission its sole aircraft carrier, A-12 Sao Paulo, purchased from France in 2000 as the modernization costs are considered excessive by the government.
The ship was bought by the then-president Fernando henriquw for US $12 million, Estado reported Wednesday.
"The modernization of the ship would exceed R $1 billion (US$327 million) mark and was considered excessive by the Admiralty," Defense Minister Raul Jungmann and President Michel Temer have been informed of the decision.
Brazil has approved the sale of its three serviceable pre-owned Super Tucano A-29 attack aircraft to Nigeria. The acquisition of this aircraft by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expected to boost its operational capabilities in tackling insurgence and militancy in the country
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Ukrainian Defence and shipbuilding companies have announced their intention to bid for Brazils Tamandare type corvette construction project, the tender for which is expected in early 2018. Representatives of the State Enterprise "UkrinMash" and of the Defense Industrial Complex of Ukraine, part of the state-owned "Ukroboronprom", visited Rio- de Janeiro late last month, a press statement from the Ukrainian firm said
The UK Ministry of defense is eyeing to sell its HMS Ocean amphibious assault ship to another government. It's been reported that Brazillan naval chiefs are keen to buy the 21,500 tonne vessel, based HM Naval Base Devonport, after she is decommissioned by the Royal Navy next year, Plymouth Herald reported last Friday
Brazilian government is offering incentives - a 'line of credits' financing scheme, to the countries buying Brazilian defense products. The president of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Maria Sílvia Bastos Marques, announced on Tuesday during LAAD 2017, which is taking place at Rio de Janeiro that customers could receive financing of up to 25 years with a five-year grace period
Embraer subsidiaries Bradar and Savis will be integrating radar technology into Rockwell Collins' FireStorm integrated targeting Systems. The Brazilian companies announced a cooperation agreement to jointly evaluate business opportunities in defense applications
The Brazilian air force has started testing aerial refueling capabilities of Embraers KC-390 airlifter. "Since the F-5M and KC-390 have different envelopes, it is necessary to find a third envelope, at the intersection of the between the two aircraft, to carry out refueling," Lt
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