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The structure of the Brazilian Navy will include a French amphibious helicopter dock Siroco

On September 8, 2015, the command of the Brazilian Navy signed orders to include fleet landing helicopter dock ship L 9012 Siroco, acquired from France, reports blog Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. A ship classified as Navio Doca Multipropósito (“multipurpose dock ship”) was given the name G 40 Bahia. Before 31 December 2015, he must leave Toulon and go to Brazil.

This ship, built by the arsenal of DCN in Brest, became part of the French fleet in 1990 year. The total displacement of the helicopter landing ship-dock with the “traditional” architecture — a massive superstructure in the new part of the hull, a helicopter flight deck and a dock chamber in the central and aft parts — is 12 000 tons. In 2012, the ship was withdrawn from the French Navy in connection with the adoption of the universal landing craft (Bâtiments de Projection et de Commandement) L 9015 Dixmude, the third ship of the Mistral type.

Previously, the possibility of acquiring Siroco was considered by Portugal and Chile, however, they decided to abandon the purchase due to the high cost of the ship and further exploitation.

The submission notes that “Brazil’s acquisition of the Siroco DVKD, which was withdrawn from the French fleet, apparently closes the question of whether the Brazilians built the Mistral-type ships originally built for the Russian Navy in France.”
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  1. jjj
    jjj 21 September 2015 10: 28 New
    As a result, they took that simpler
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 21 September 2015 10: 34 New
      Cheaper, they don’t have very much money now and even 300 million euros can’t scrape together or how much the French agree to bargain at a discount. And this one came out practically for nothing.
      1. avg
        avg 21 September 2015 10: 45 New
        Indeed, they are now a little taut with money, but the KA-52K is still worth offering them. At least as a note for the future. yes
  2. vadson
    vadson 21 September 2015 10: 29 New
    Brazilians who are going to colonize? Or do they have a bunch of bases abroad? or nowhere to put money? what the hell is it?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 21 September 2015 10: 37 New
      They have a huge coastal zone. They have a sphere of interests throughout Latin America. They eventually have a full-fledged aircraft carrier in with a carrier-based AWAC. But the amphibious forces presented to the DKVD of the 50's, donated to the Americans and which fell apart in practice - it is to replace him and buy this Frenchman + several British Gren-level BDKs that are also in a state of near death.
      1. mishaia_23
        mishaia_23 21 September 2015 10: 52 New
        In Brazil, there are even two of them:

        Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais) - a light aircraft carrier of the Navy of Brazil, the former British "Vengeance" type "Colossus", bought from the UK on December 14, 1956.
        NAe São Paulo (A12) (São Paulo) - Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier, former Foch aircraft carrier of the Clemenceau type of the French Navy. He joined the French Navy on July 15, 1963. On November 15, 2000, it was transferred to the Brazilian Navy and after repair in February 2001, arrived in Brazil.
        But both junk (floating scrap metal) ...
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 21 September 2015 11: 17 New
          One - Minas finally collapsed at the end of the 90's, but in the 00's it was sold for scrap and cut for a long time.

          São Paulo is invigorating, it is constantly being renovated and modernized. Now it is repaired before 17 - and the total resource is up to 2025. An extensive modernization program has been adopted in which:
          - 2 new catapults
          - they will raise the maximum take-off to the level of Grippen / Rafal (and the air group will be updated if used second-hand Rafal, and Grippen are talking)
          - they will update with partial replacement boilers in order to increase the pressure for the 2 catapults and return the maximum stroke back to the 27-29 nodes
          - remake avionics, BIUS and landing equipment completely

          By the end of the year, the project and documentation should be ready, and next year or in 2017, they will start before the 2021 year of work. After modernization, the aircraft carrier will be extended to 2039 of the year + a new air group.
          1. vadson
            vadson 21 September 2015 13: 41 New
            I just can’t understand - why does Brazil land on the sea when they have a huge land border, and they’re not of the same spill to force the governments to change how they are. It’s easier for them economically from the same Venezuelan to take a gesheft during a crisis.
  3. tomket
    tomket 21 September 2015 10: 49 New
    This "Scirocco" is terrifying .... God forbid I will dream at night ....
  4. roskot
    roskot 21 September 2015 10: 49 New
    The French now have one sadness - where to attach the Mistral. The list of customers is shrinking.
    1. Tor5
      Tor5 21 September 2015 11: 14 New
      And not just sadness, but sadness! Every day of a mystical downtime, money is worth it!
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    3. Fregate
      Fregate 21 September 2015 12: 09 New
      Since it’s expensive to keep them, but no one takes them, let them give Petya, and he will pay off part of their gas debts smile And everyone is happy laughing
  5. katalonec2014
    katalonec2014 21 September 2015 10: 50 New
    The dish was a bit old, they also kept quiet about the price tactfully. It’s clear that they took it “according to the dishman,” now you have to invest in adapting it for yourself, repair something, and of course paint.
  6. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 21 September 2015 11: 09 New
    Until 31 December 2015 year, he must leave Toulon and go to Brazil.

    Unless the US declares sanctions against Brazil!
  7. afrikanez
    afrikanez 21 September 2015 11: 53 New
    Another fuck.a from the French. just now to the brazilians laughing