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The British Navy will sell several ships to South American countries

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The command of the British Navy to reduce costs in the face of reduced budget funding intends to withdraw from fleet several ships and sell them to Brazil and Chile, reports Независимая газета.




The Defense Ministry refused to confirm this information. However, the sources of the publication IHS Janes stated that "there is simply no other way out of this situation."

The interlocutors of the publication claim that the British military department "is considering the possibility of selling Brazil and Chile two Albion-class amphibious assault ships, as well as several Duke frigates."

According to them, "two frigates want to withdraw from the fleet next year, and three more - up to 2023 year."

As part of the British fleet 13 similar frigates (displacement 5 thousand tons), built in the period from 1990 to 2003 year. That is, these are quite modern ships armed with artillery, anti-aircraft missile systems and the Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom denies the possible sale of ships to South America, but has already begun to reduce costs by reducing the fleet. “In particular, the ocean-going helicopter carrier Ocean is currently completing the last cruise. In December, the flagship will return from the Mediterranean to Plymouth, and in 2018, it will be withdrawn from the fleet and sold to Brazil. Presumably the amount of the transaction will be about $ 105 million, ”writes the publication.

Budget cuts occur against the background of the launch of a large-scale program for the production of eight 7000-ton frigates of the Type-26 project, the delivery of which should be completed approximately by 2035 year. In addition, the Defense Ministry announced plans to produce a series of light-weight frigates Type-31.
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  1. oldseaman1957
    oldseaman1957 27 October 2017 13: 52 New
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    Only business, nothing personal. It turns out? - Congratulations! Yes, something was lying around here too ...
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 27 October 2017 13: 57 New
    +1
    The quiet sunset of the British Empire as a world leader in every way.
    An old man led or drawn by a guide from across the ocean.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 27 October 2017 15: 58 New
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      Cleverly act. Old sell, new buy. But do not put it in storage in order to go broke on the upkeep. It is likely that the "old" are not quite old, but if finances do not allow a large fleet to be maintained, then they operate according to a very optimal option.
    2. sgazeev
      sgazeev 27 October 2017 20: 56 New
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      Quote: Livonetc
      The quiet sunset of the British Empire as a world leader in every way.
      An old man led or drawn by a guide from across the ocean.

      The "mistress of the seas" is getting bored, we are waiting, with a trace of the "hegemon". drinks
  3. san4es
    san4es 27 October 2017 13: 58 New
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    ... also of several Duke class frigates. ”


    Displacement 4900 t
    Xnumx length m
    16,1 width m
    Draft 5,5 m (screws)
    7,3 m (sonar)
    CODLAG engines: 4 Paxman Valenta 12CM diesel generators (4 × 2025 hp), 2 GEC electric motors (2 × 4000 hp), 2 Rolls-Royce Spey SM1A gas turbines
    Power 31 100 l. with. (22,9 MW)
    Propeller 2 screws
    Speed ​​28 knots (51,9 km / h)
    Cruising range 9000 nautical miles at 15 knots
    Crew 181-185 people (13 officers)
    weaponry
    Artillery 1 × 114 mm AU Mk8
    2 × 30 mm DS 30B submachine gun
    Missile weapons 2 × 4 rocket launcher "Harpoon"
    1 × 32 UVP "Sivulf" GWS-26,
    Seagnat and DFL3 jammers
    Aviation Group 1 helicopter Lynx HMA8 or Merlin HM1
  4. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 27 October 2017 14: 05 New
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    Are they selling Argentina? laughing
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 28 October 2017 02: 13 New
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      Quote: Nevsky_ZU
      Are they selling Argentina?

      Exactly - to them, because the Britons no longer have friends there. yes If only Venezuela, in exchange for oil ... laughing
  5. uav80
    uav80 27 October 2017 14: 31 New
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    And what's wrong .. ?? The old is being sold, the new is sort of like being bought. not to scrap them ...
    1. volodya
      volodya 27 October 2017 14: 42 New
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      Quote: uav80
      And what's wrong .. ?? The old is being sold, the new is sort of like being bought. not to scrap them ...

      They would sell to the Bulgarians at least a couple of boats on the deshovka. They are already roaring there!
  6. andrewkor
    andrewkor 27 October 2017 15: 20 New
    +3
    It’s a shame for the Ukrainian Kriegsmarinen, they have such a shortage of watercraft that any frigate or corvette would be in the habitat, but they have bypassed it! Although the keyword is “sell”, not “give”!
  7. uav80
    uav80 27 October 2017 15: 29 New
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    Quote: volodya
    They would sell to the Bulgarians at least a couple of boats on the deshovka. They are already roaring there!

    These angle grinders want exactly the new ones, so that they are enough for a long time, and not to keep junk in the re-blocks constantly and not spend the loot on repairs ...
  8. Fitter65
    Fitter65 27 October 2017 17: 51 New
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    What kind of people are these, huh? .. Well, because they could give the main defenders of Europe from the Asian horde, warriors of the last forces hold the line defending democracy from tyranny, and here they’ll sell it just past the basin ...
  9. IQ12NHJ21az
    IQ12NHJ21az 27 October 2017 19: 23 New
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    If you want to ruin the country - give the ship, well, or sell it.
  10. turcom
    turcom 29 October 2017 07: 12 New
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    Ukraine needs to be handed over (let the Americans pay, they will not become poor), otherwise they go to their embroidered shirts to blow their nose, saying that the mosquito fleet cannot cope with the damned quilted jackets.