Brazilian Navy looks to ‘homemade’ solutions to replace decommissioned 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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