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France is in the running for two aircraft carriers in Brazil (French article)
Le Point, France ^ | 06/12/2011 | Jean Guisnel

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; brazil; france; navair

1 posted on 12/06/2011 5:25:31 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Do French carriers actually leave port?

2 posted on 12/06/2011 5:38:06 AM PST by OrioleFan
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To: OrioleFan

“Do French carriers actually leave port?”

Of course - when they’re towed...

3 posted on 12/06/2011 6:03:12 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Propellers cost extra.

4 posted on 12/06/2011 6:22:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Brazil really needs two aircraft carriers./S/

5 posted on 12/06/2011 6:50:37 AM PST by Venturer
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6 posted on 12/06/2011 6:57:38 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...


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7 posted on 12/06/2011 6:58:23 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

France is known for its antiques...

8 posted on 12/06/2011 7:18:55 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: snoringbear; OrioleFan

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.

9 posted on 12/06/2011 7:45:46 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The french and the whole damn EU are broke, so, just who in the world will loan them the money?????

10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:01:35 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: org.whodat

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.

11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:34 AM PST by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - If you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Captain Rhino

Seems absurdly ambitious. At the moment they are struggling to keep a mere half dozen AF-1 Skyhawks operating for their present carrier

12 posted on 12/06/2011 1:56:59 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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