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Brazilian Navy ready for weapons

19th October 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by ​João Paulo Moralez in São Paulo

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The Brazilian Navy has been undertaking new weapons capability tests on its fleet of Sikorsky S-70B Sea Hawk aircraft.

The aircraft is utilised by the Brazilian Navy's 1st anti-submarine helicopters squadron (HS-1). Tests began in January of this year in relation to the torpedo Mk-46 Mod 5 from the MH-16 (S-70B) which made two launches. This was part of the Aspirantex 2017 operation which involved 2,000 crews, six ships, one submarine and six helicopters.

The navy is looking to enhance its avionics systems from its predecessor the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. The use of the weapons on

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​João Paulo Moralez

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João Paulo Moralez is a Shephard correspondent, covering South American defence and security affairs. Moralez …

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