Military Capabilities

Brazil, South Korea look to naval collaboration

21 September 2017

Brazil and South Korea are looking to expand defence industrial ties on naval programmes, following a meeting between Brazilian and Korean officials on 19 September.

A delegation from South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Authority (DAPA), met with officials from the Brazilian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Secretariat of Defence Products (SEPROD) to discuss the potential expansion of defence industrial collaboration and research and development (R&D) partnerships.

One key area that was discussed included the potential participation of South Korean companies in the Brazilian Tamandaré class corvette programme. As a result of the talks, the two sides are preparing to increase their collaboration through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will outline common interests and targeted areas of knowledge and skills transfers.

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