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.
According to Brazilian media, government officials said they believe the asking price, which has not been disclosed, is "reasonable" and that they were looking at the possible purchase "with cautious optimism".
The Ministry of Defence said a "number of options is being considered", adding that selling the vessel to another government was a possibility.
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
Saab has begun the development of two-seat version of Gripen NG fighter jet in Brazil with extended cooperation from a number of Brazilian companies. The new developments included an announcement on the first aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force Saab made the announcement at LAAD International Defence & Security Exhibition Tuesday
Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of the RBS 70 VSHORAD (very short range air defence system) to the Brazilian Army. The order has a total value of approx
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
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,
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