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Brazil hopes to buy, commission UK’s HMS Ocean by June 2018

07 December 2017

The Brazilian Navy is seeking to commission the UK Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean landing platform helicopter (LPH) by June 2018, the navy told Jane’s on 6 December.

The navy is authorised to negotiate with the United Kingdom towards a GBP84.6 million (USD113 million) procurement. Prior to receiving the ship, maintenance and training activities would be done in the United Kingdom.

The 22,000-tonne Ocean , in Brazilian service, could host the navy’s Super Cougar, Super Puma, Super Lynx, and Sea Hawk naval helicopters.

The UK Royal Navy’s HMS 
        <I>Ocean</I>
         helicopter carrier may next be heading to Brazilian service. (Crown Copyright/UK Ministry of Defence)The UK Royal Navy&#8217;s HMS <I>Ocean</I> helicopter carrier may next be heading to Brazilian service. (Crown Copyright/UK Ministry of Defence)

Transfer of the LPH’s three Raytheon Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon systems is not part of the deal, the navy said.



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