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Brazilian Navy prepares Riachuelo submarine for launch

7th December 2018 - 12:25 GMT | by Lewis Royce in London


The first of a new class of conventional submarines for the Brazilian Navy will be launched on 14 December, according to the Brazilian MoD, which released a statement confirming the transfer of the Riachuelo to a shiplift within the Itaguaí naval base.

The launch of Riachuelo is considered a milestone in the Submarine Development Programme known as PROSUB, intended to produce four conventional and one nuclear powered submarines.

Earlier this year, the Brazilian Navy held a ceremony to mark the three sections of Riachuelo, being fitted together.

The 71m diesel electric is the first of four submarines to be

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Lewis Royce


Lewis Royce

Lewis Royce is an editorial assistant for Shephard Media and joined the company in November …

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