Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Tuesday launched the final assembly phase of the Riachuelo-class diesel electric attack submarine, at the Shipyard and Naval Base (SNB) of Itaguai, Xinhua reports.
S40 Riachuelo is the first of four Scorpene submarines being built in Brazil under a 2008 contract between the Brazilian Navy and Naval Group. After final assembly, the submarine is set to launch later this year and enter service in 2020.
Brazil’s Submarine Development Program (PROgrama de SUBmarinos PROSUB) calls for three more conventional units (Humaita S41, Tonelero S42 and Ango Stura S43) and the first Brazilian submarine with nuclear propulsion (SSN). The signed contract covers the design, production, and technology transfer required for four Scorpène-class conventional submarines, and the design assistance and production of the non-nuclear part of the SSN.
According to Military Factory, S40 Riachuelo will be a 75-foot long vessel capable of 21 knots when submerged and approximately 12 knots when surfaced. As an attack submarine, the vessel will showcase six torpedo tubes cleared to fire the widely-accepted 21” torpedo as well as the French SM-39 “Exocet” Block 39 Mod.2 anti-ship missile.
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Embraer Defense & Security announced Tuesday that it has delivered the first modernized AF-1B jet fighter to the Brazilian Navy at the ceremony held at its industrial plant in Sao Paulo. The AF-1 is an intercept and attack airplane operating from an aircraft carrier to provide air defense for the fleet
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DCNS signed detailed contracts in Rio de Janeiro for the construction of four conventional-propulsion submarines for the Brazilian Navy and a vast technology transfer programme covering design assistance – under the Brazilian Navy’s design authority – with the non-nuclear portion of Brazil’s first nuclear-powered submarine and assistance with the design and construction of both a naval base and a naval shipyard. This success follows the signing of a framework contract on 23 December 2008 under the strategic defence cooperation agreement between France and Brazil signed on the same day by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and French...
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