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LAAD 2019: UK continues to strengthen naval ties in South America

3rd April 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Kate Martyr in Rio de Janeiro


The UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) has highlighted the strengthening of operational and trade ties between the UK and Brazil as speculation continues to surround interest in acquiring ex-Royal Navy vessels.

Speaking at LAAD 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Alexis Hammer, director of Americas and Asia at DIT stated his awareness that the Brazilian Navy was interested in acquiring UK OPVs some time 'in the future'. 

In addition he noted Brazil’s license for OPV manufacture following the transfer of the Amazonas-class patrol vessels in 2012, adding that the UK would also support local jobs and local construction.

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr

Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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