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Brazil to upgrade fewer frigates

07 February 2018

The Brazilian Navy will only modernise combat management systems (CMSs) on three Niterói-class frigates, instead of six as previously planned, an industry source told Jane’s .

Privately-owned local company Consub Defesa e Tecnologia was awarded a contract to upgrade the SICONTA Mk II CMS to SICONTA Mk II Mod 1 standard as part of Project ‘Fênix’ in December 2013. That contract is expected to be amended to account for the change. SICONTA MKII was developed by Brazil’s Navy Research Institute.

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