Military Capabilities

Brazil, Chile eye potential second-hand acquisitions from UK

24 October 2017

Key Points

  • Brazil and Chile have quietly been given notice of the potential availability of RN frigates and amphibious ships
  • Brazil sees a second-hand Type 23 acquisition as an opportunity to modernise its surface force

The navies of Brazil and Chile are assessing the potential acquisition of UK Royal Navy (RN) frigates and amphibious ships in the event that they become available for sale in the near term, military sources in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago have told Jane's .

According to official in both countries, UK representatives have discreetly advised that a number of Type 23 frigates and the two landing platform dock (LPD) ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark may become available as a result of budget-driven options currently being considered that would cut the RN frontline.

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