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Brazilian Navy looks to ‘homemade’ solutions to replace decommissioned ships

18th January 2024 - 11:35 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The Brazilian Navy has commissioned the domestically-manufactured submarine Humaita. (Photo: Brazilian Navy)

A “Made in Brazil” mantra has been adopted by the Brazilian Navy to secure the future of its fleet following the decommissioning of approximately 40% of the service’s ships.

The Brazilian Navy has announced that 43 of its vessels and subs will be decommissioned by 2028, constituting around 40% of its existing fleet. The recent commissioning of the submarine Humaita (S-41) and other ongoing projects has suggested a greater preference for domestically manufactured assets.

The announcement was made in December 2023 when the landing platform vessel, the now former NDCC Mattoso Maia (G-28), was decommissioned. The service also noted that in 2023 alone, three submarines – Tamoio, Tapajo and Timbira – were decommissioned.

Domestically manufactured subs have been slowly replacing the fleet. Humaita was commissioned on 12 January,

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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