Skip to comments.France is in the running for two aircraft carriers in Brazil (French article)
Posted on 12/06/2011 5:25:30 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
France is in the running for two aircraft carriers in Brazil
Brazil would continue to modernize its armed with the acquisition of two conventional aircraft carriers. Paris is a candidate and sees an opportunity for the Rafale.
It is a vessel type CATOBAR that France could sell in Brazil. © Thalès / DCN © Thales / DCN
Government services and the French manufacturer DCNS, domestic manufacturer of military ships, followed with great attention intentions in Brazilian aircraft carrier. At this point, this country has only one ship of this type, São Paulo, former French Foch. Although refurbished, it is a little tired by nearly a half century of navigation. So do they see the Brazilians to acquire such ships, but more modern.This would be likely to building catapults and stop bits [in English: CATOBAR (Catapult Assisted Take Off Barrier Arrested Recovery)], a model that only implement the Navy and the French Navy Charles de Gaulle.
On 18 October, the Brazilian Minister Celso Amorim of Defense visiting Paris addressed the subject, saying that his country "beginning to think the need to build an aircraft carrier. This will be an aircraft carrier, which ideally will built in Brazil, with the import of some technologies. "
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Do French carriers actually leave port?
“Do French carriers actually leave port?”
Of course - when they’re towed...
Propellers cost extra.
Brazil really needs two aircraft carriers./S/
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More like - “when they’ve been built properly”. The last example, the “Charles de Gaulle” was years behind schedule, untold millions overbudget, and her first deployment was to sail directly back to the shipyard to have her flight deck lengthened so that she could actually operate her planes.
The french and the whole damn EU are broke, so, just who in the world will loan them the money?????
Brazil, if it can develop the very deep underwater oil drilling technology, is going to be flush with petro dollars. So they can provide the money to get the ships built.
The long pole in the tent is building the ships in Brazil.
Brazil has built surface combatants in the past in the frigate/destroyer displacement class. Building a conventional aircraft carrier will require the development of a lot of new naval shipbuilding infrastructure needed to fabricate it from the keel up. (Along with training tens of thousands of skilled shipyard workers.)
Maybe that is their intention.
Seems absurdly ambitious. At the moment they are struggling to keep a mere half dozen AF-1 Skyhawks operating for their present carrier