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British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean became Brazilian

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The British Defense Ministry has officially confirmed the sale of the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, reports the portal navaltoday.com.


For the next couple of years, the British Navy will remain without aircraft carrier units - despite the fact that the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is officially handed over the fleet, the level of combat readiness, he will reach no earlier than 2020.

British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean became Brazilian


Plans to sell the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean were first made public in March last year. Later information was confirmed by representatives of the Brazilian fleet, but only yesterday the British Ministry of Defense officially confirmed the fact of the deal. The cost of a twenty-year-old helicopter carrier was £ 84 million.

Successful sale of HMS Ocean to the Brazilian fleet will provide the UK with funds that will be reinvested in defense
- said Klaus Walker, head of the Office for the sale of defense equipment (DESA) at the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.

The official write-off of HMS Ocean is scheduled for March 27. After the ceremony of leaving the British fleet, Babcock and BAE Systems will re-equip and prepare the ship for transfer to the Brazilian Navy. It is planned that this summer the helicopter carrier will go to Brazil, reports "Warspot".
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  1. Russia
    Russia 20 February 2018 15: 33
    +9
    Remember, remember that it swam to Brazil?
    1. volodya
      volodya 20 February 2018 15: 40
      +1
      Quote: Rusland
      Remember, remember that it swam to Brazil?

      Selling junk!
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 20 February 2018 16: 03
        +6
        Commissioned: 30 September 1998

        By this criterion, almost all of the Russian Navy is junk. Plus, it underwent repair and modernization.
        2012-2014
  2. Vard
    Vard 20 February 2018 15: 34
    0
    Brazil needs it ... Probably it’s needed once it was bought ... I wonder who they were going to fight with ... but the fact that England didn’t boil is undoubtedly ... It will also profit from repair and maintenance ...
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 20 February 2018 15: 45
      +3
      Of course you need.

      Sao Paolo will be charged. Money for the restructuring was never found. Moreover, only Skyhawks can throw catapults (which have already been teased). Again, for a large modernization with the replacement of catapults under Grippen-NG / Rafal, they did not find the money.

      But they get pretty running and universal ship. Which they can both project power in the region and use to transfer troops and equipment within the country. Especially in Sao Paulo in recent years, the main core of the air group were Turntables.
      1. san4es
        san4es 20 February 2018 16: 35
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        ... they get pretty running and universal ship. Which they can both project power in the region and use to transfer troops and equipment within the country. Especially in Sao Paulo in recent years, the main core of the air group were Turntables.

        hi
    2. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 20 February 2018 16: 05
      0
      Quote: Vard
      I wonder who they were going to fight with ...

      fool Well, firstly, all who buy weapons-are going to fight? wassat
      and two - look at the map ....
  3. Romka47
    Romka47 20 February 2018 16: 17
    +1
    I don’t know how he is technically there, maybe he’s cool or not, but you won’t look without disgust, you have an old cow ..
  4. san4es
    san4es 20 February 2018 16: 26
    0
    HMS Ocean Royal Helicopter Carrier visits the Devonport Naval Base for the last time. February 9, 2018.
  5. Old26
    Old26 20 February 2018 21: 25
    +1
    Quote: san4es
    Helicopter carrier

    It would be nice to have some ships for marine mech