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LAAD 2013: DCNS unveils Brazilian carrier design

9th April 2013 - 20:03 GMT | by Tim Fish in Rio de Janeiro

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DCNS is offering an adapted version of its PA2 design for a future Brazilian aircraft carrier.

A model of a 60,000t displacement 285m-long PA2 carrier is being shown by the company at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

Eric Perrot, DCNS surface ships project director, told Shephard that the Brazilian Navy had plans to acquire one or two new aircraft carriers to replace their existing carrier, NAe Sao Paulo, after 2025.

The Brazilian Navy released a request for proposals (RfP) in 2012 for specifications for aircraft carriers and Perrot said that DCNS along with several other companies had responded

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

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