The Brazilian Navy’s helicopter fleet, operated mainly from São Pedro da Aldeia naval aviation base in state of Rio de Janeiro, is receiving a significant upgrade.
Squadron HU-2 is to receive the first of five Helibras H225Ms anti-surface warfare helicopters (designated the UH-15B Super Cougar locally) armed with MBDA Exocet AM39 Block 2 Mod 2 missiles in April; although this could be delayed to coincide with the RIDEX exhibition to be held 27-29 June in Rio de Janeiro. The last AH-15B is to be delivered in August 2022.
Meanwhile, an initial two Leonardo Super Lynx (AH-11Bs locally) helicopters are bound for Squadron HA-1 by May and a third in August.
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