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Cost concerns force Brazilian Navy to decommission ships

10 June 2019
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The Brazilian Navy will retire two of its warships that are currently out of service because it will cost too much to repair and upgrade the vessels.

The first will be the first-off-class Niterói (F40) frigate, which is scheduled to be decommissioned on 28 June. The ship was built in the UK by Vosper Thornycroft, commissioned on 20 November 1976, and went out of service in 2015. It has been moored pier side since then.

The second, scheduled to be decommissioned on 18 September, will be the Jaceguai (V31) corvette, second of the Inhaúma class, commissioned on 2 April 1991.

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