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Brazil to transfer Type 209 submarines to the Argentine Navy

10 June 2019
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The Brazilian Navy has agreed to transfer two Tupi class submarines - Type 209/1400 - to Argentina, following a meeting between Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macro.

The deal includes a potential future transfer of an additional two boats.

The first two could be transferred during 2019 and the ships would then receive some minor repairs at Tandanor shipyard in Argentina before entering service in 2020.

The Brazilian Navy’s four Tupi-class submarines were commissioned between 1989 and 1999. The two remaining in Brazilian service will be complemented in the near future with four new Scorpene-derivative SSKs, which are currently under construction.

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