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LAAD 2013: Brazil reveals submarine design details

9th April 2013 - 20:28 GMT | by Tim Fish in Rio de Janeiro

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The PWR reactor design for the Brazilian Navy’s future nuclear-powered submarine (SN-Br) has been completed.

A model of the design, known as the 2131-R, and an actual-size combustion element were on display at the navy’s stand at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

A spokesperson from the Brazilian Navy told Shephard that the reactor design had been completed with assistance from France but that the reactor itself would be built in Brazil at a later date.

The navy had two separate designs of the SN-Br on display at the stand. A model from the navy’s technology centre in Sao

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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