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Brazil begins assembling the first nuclear reactor for a domestic nuclear submarine

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Brazil begins assembling the first nuclear reactor for a domestic nuclear submarine

Brazil has begun assembling a prototype nuclear reactor designed for a promising nuclear submarine of the PROSUB project. As reported by NPlus1, the assembly is taking place at the Brazilian Aramar Experimental Center in Ipero, São Paulo state.


The Brazilian Ministry of Defense reported that the assembly of the reactor, as well as all accompanying units, is being carried out in a building that simulates the reactor compartment of a nuclear submarine being developed. The reactor is also planned to be tested in this simulation building.

As the newspaper writes, Brazil has been developing its own nuclear submarine since 2008. The construction of the nuclear submarine itself, dubbed Alvaro Alberto, began in 2018. The project is based on the French-made diesel-electric submarines of the Scorpion project, since France in 2009 transferred to Brazil all the technologies of the Scorpion project, in addition to four submarines of this project being built at Brazilian shipyards.

It is planned that the new Brazilian nuclear submarine will be multipurpose. The submarine with a displacement of 6 thousand tons with a length of 100 meters and a width of 9,8 meters will receive a nuclear reactor with a capacity of 48 megawatts. The declared underwater speed is 25 knots, the diving depth is up to 350 meters. As weapons declared anti-ship and cruise missiles, as well as six torpedo tubes of 533 mm caliber.

The launch of the nuclear submarine is scheduled for 2030, although it was previously called 2023 and 2025. The inclusion of "Alvaro Alberto" in the Brazilian Navy is scheduled for 2032. Note that this will be the first nuclear submarine in the Brazilian fleet.
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  1. And Makarov
    And Makarov 23 October 2020 14: 44
    20
    Another nuclear power ...
    1. novel66
      novel66 23 October 2020 15: 01
      +4
      the tenth road is now to bypass Brazil
      1. And Makarov
        And Makarov 23 October 2020 15: 06
        18
        There is no need. We did not quarrel with them hi
        1. novel66
          novel66 23 October 2020 15: 12
          +6
          I'm talking about inevitable risks
      2. Mouse
        Mouse 23 October 2020 15: 09
        +2
        To be afraid of Brazil, not to go to the ocean-sea ... wassat
        1. novel66
          novel66 23 October 2020 15: 13
          +1
          Vasya hi and what to walk on? again a super-squadron frigate-tug-tanker?
          1. Mouse
            Mouse 23 October 2020 15: 16
            +4
            Roman, I'm healthy! hi
            again a super-squadron frigate-tug-tanker?

            You know ... I'm fighting for submarines ... wink
            1. Rusland
              Rusland 23 October 2020 20: 43
              +3
              Quote: Mouse
              Roman, I'm healthy! hi
              again a super-squadron frigate-tug-tanker?

              You know ... I'm fighting for submarines ... wink

              I also advocate .... Only Roman conquered the upper ocean, and you, respectively, the lower one, and I get like scissors, in the middle of carnations. sad
              1. Mouse
                Mouse 23 October 2020 21: 00
                +3
                Well ... for the link! drinks
      3. Chikua
        Chikua 23 October 2020 19: 38
        0
        Maybe it's time to bring democracy to the South American country?
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 23 October 2020 16: 15
      0
      Quote: A Makarov
      Another nuclear power ...

      And what does the "world hegemon" say about this building? Shall we approve or against? And in general, where does Brazil come from, "where there are many wild monkeys!" what if a nuclear reactor suddenly took over?
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 23 October 2020 16: 47
        +2
        In general, the country is quite developed. With a population of two hundred million.
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 23 October 2020 17: 42
          0
          Quote: Sergej1972
          In general, the country is quite developed. With a population of two hundred million.

          8th place in terms of GDP.
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 23 October 2020 18: 27
            +3
            Yes, ninth or eighth at par and tenth at PPP. Russia is 6th in terms of PPP and 11 or 12 at par. You should always indicate what kind of GDP, at par or at PPP. The place of many countries in terms of GDP at par and in terms of PPP can be very different. Some countries have GDP at par higher than PPP GDP, while others have the opposite. In terms of PPP GDP, China surpasses the United States and ranks first in the world. And at par it is 60% of the US GDP and the second largest in the world. The GDP of Kazakhstan is at par exceeding the GDP of Ukraine. By PPP, on the contrary, Ukraine's GDP is greater than that of Kazakhstan. Since this year, the IMF has started to count only GDP at PPP, considering GDP at face value as a biased indicator. Although there is a reverse point of view. And some authors consider any version of GDP, both at face value and at PPP, to be outdated and not entirely correct indicator of economic development.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 23 October 2020 19: 52
              +2
              It's very simple: if you buy a modern washing machine,
              then pay for it at face value (the price around the world is about the same),
              and if you buy a loaf of bread or a flatbread, then pay by PPP
              (local production, prices differ dramatically).
              For example, an Indian village can buy itself plenty of rice (high PPP),
              but only one TV for the whole village (low value).
              1. unhappy
                unhappy 24 October 2020 11: 57
                0
                It’s not easy: a plant in California with “green energy” tariffs and a “white man's” salary can be compared with the energy tariff in China or Russia and low salaries of workers. There used to be quality problems, now fuckers pay for the "brand".
    3. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 23 October 2020 16: 48
      +1
      They are not going to have nuclear weapons.
  2. certero
    certero 23 October 2020 15: 01
    19
    How difficult is nuclear construction after all that a powerful enough country cannot master it so far.
    you know, it looks like we still don't realize how powerful and developed the Soviet Union was
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 23 October 2020 15: 28
      11
      .. it seems we still do not realize how powerful and developed the Soviet Union was

      We are aware.
      And the Democrats also realized ...
      But our children are not.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 23 October 2020 15: 28
      +1
      Yes and no.

      The USSR comprehended science from the basics to the 90s. That is, the challenges and technical difficulties grew gradually, and new developments already had a certain base.

      It makes no sense for Brazil to do something of the 1-2-2 + -3 generation level. And they need to jump immediately at 4, without anything. This is the difficulty. On the basis of Skorpen and cooperation with Areva TA, to build a relatively modern SSNS.

      On the other hand, the USSR did not have the opportunity to take the same Areva TA for support and throw on it all sorts of complex issues on the development of the installation, take ready-made technologies, production solutions. That is, in this aspect, a jump from nothing to a relatively modern boat is quite real.

      By the way, Brazil will become the 7th country with a nuclear submarine of its own design wink ... Immediately after the Indians, who were still able to hold out INS Arihant to the state of being accepted into the Navy.
      1. Jager
        Jager 23 October 2020 15: 47
        +4
        Just the USSR and the USA were the founders of the entire world atomic fleet.
        The Brazilians took the finished project and cut it slightly into the dimensions of their submarine. However, the project is not the most difficult one. It is much more difficult to implement it in metal without experience and design and technology school.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 23 October 2020 16: 34
          +4
          Well, I wrote about it.

          The USA and the USSR went up the steps, from bottom to top. Periodically fell, filled cones but walked.

          Britain also crawled alongside, but then she got tired, and then crawled again and even now still twitches with Astudes.

          France immediately jumped 2 steps, then got lazy, and now it seems to be crawling again by 4.

          The USSR immediately put China on the second step, but still had to crawl further on its own.

          India was first given toys to play, and then immediately put on the 3rd step jointly by France and Russia.

          Now it's Brazil's turn. But only France gets her hooked.
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 23 October 2020 15: 19
    +4
    At this rate, there will be no room in the ocean))
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 23 October 2020 15: 26
    +2
    The launch of the nuclear submarine is scheduled for 2030, although it was previously called 2023 and 2025. Inclusion of "Alvaro Alberto" in the Brazilian Navy is scheduled for 2032

    A huge country that has everything to become a superpower ... There is no strong leader and national idea (football is of little use here) ..
    1. Jager
      Jager 23 October 2020 15: 49
      +3
      And ... why Brazil? It is with us that ideas of a global scale have been wandering for centuries, and there the situation is much simpler)
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 23 October 2020 16: 45
      +1
      There could be an idea to become the leader of Latin America. But the problem is that Brazil is Portuguese-speaking, and the rest of Hispanics (with few exceptions) are Hispanic. Like relatives, but still there are differences from neighbors.
    3. RUSS
      RUSS 23 October 2020 17: 43
      +1
      Quote: Doccor18
      A huge country that has everything to become a superpower ... There is no strong leader and national idea (football is of little use here) ..

      Maybe we will give them our leader?)))
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 23 October 2020 17: 45
        +2
        They have their own goodness ...
    4. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 23 October 2020 18: 09
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      A huge country that has everything to become a superpower ... There is no strong leader and national idea (football is of little use here) ..

      A strong leader will not take root there ... and the national idea will not take root there. There EVERYONE wants to live happily, right now. A country where you can live in a cardboard box all year round in almost the entire territory - and food grows on the nearby bushes - what is the motivation?
    5. Omskgasmyas
      Omskgasmyas 23 October 2020 18: 14
      +1
      In addition to football, there is also a lambada with topless carnivals.
    6. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 23 October 2020 21: 13
      +1
      So they had strong leaders. Getulio Vargas, Lulu da Silva.
    7. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 23 October 2020 21: 20
      0
      Brazil is cool. I was twice, both times for a month - it makes no sense there, unless it's stupid to rinse eggs in Capacabana or Bara do Tijuca. Huge, different, colorful. I hit 7000 km. This year, the covid broke off, alas.
  5. Old26
    Old26 23 October 2020 16: 16
    +3
    Quote: A Makarov
    Another nuclear power ...

    Doesn't mean at all that it is a nuclear power. In the 60-70s, there were nuclear-powered ships "Otto Gan" (built and operated in Germany), "Mutsu" (respectively, Japan). But from this, neither Germany nor Japan became nuclear powers.
    1. And Makarov
      And Makarov 23 October 2020 16: 23
      18
      Quote: Old26
      But from this, neither Germany nor Japan became nuclear powers.

      There the hegemon was against it. And they were punished for WWII.
  6. NF68
    NF68 23 October 2020 16: 25
    0
    And the Brazilians took up the Premier League.
  7. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 23 October 2020 16: 42
    +4
    Potentially richest country. In terms of the volume of natural resources, it is comparable to Russia, the USA, and China. And to extract resources, in comparison with us, it is much cheaper there.
  8. Gordei
    Gordei 23 October 2020 17: 19
    +3
    Who helped Brazil so much? The technology is complex after all. Interesting things are going on, I'm surprised, to be honest hi
    1. Chikua
      Chikua 23 October 2020 20: 04
      +1
      Quote: Gordei
      Who helped Brazil so much? The technology is complex after all. Interesting things are going on, I'm surprised, to be honest hi

      the Internet)
      1. Gordei
        Gordei 23 October 2020 20: 13
        +2
        Quote: Chikua
        Quote: Gordei
        Who helped Brazil so much? The technology is complex after all. Interesting things are going on, I'm surprised, to be honest hi

        the Internet)

        Everything can be Alexey, there are a lot of talkers in the interest of Monitor them
        I'm afraid to say the version .. Maybe Russia for something like that?
        1. Chikua
          Chikua 23 October 2020 20: 18
          0
          unfortunately yes (IMHO of course), in my opinion the only way to stop technological development and bring down the potential is to carry the seeds of democracy on our wings ... (naturally, both military and "orange")
          1. Gordei
            Gordei 23 October 2020 20: 57
            +3
            Quote: Chikua
            unfortunately yes (IMHO of course), in my opinion the only way to stop technological development and bring down the potential is to carry the seeds of democracy on our wings ... (naturally, both military and "orange")

            I don't quite understand you, but oh well .. hi Then we'll figure it out
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 23 October 2020 22: 43
      +2
      Quote: Gordei
      Who helped Brazil so much?

      There are enough nuclear specialists in the world. They invited, paid ...
      1. Gordei
        Gordei 23 October 2020 22: 49
        +1
        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: Gordei
        Who helped Brazil so much?

        There are enough nuclear specialists in the world. They invited, paid ...

        And there are no sanctions for some reason)))) Very surprising wink
        But Venezuela can invite such specialists then? wassat
        Is Cuba better?
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 24 October 2020 01: 50
          +1
          Quote: Gordei
          And there are no sanctions for some reason

          Well, they are with the Yankees sidekick - do not spill water