Military Capabilities

Brazil to open its new Antarctic research station in January 2020

07 October 2019

The Brazilian Navy will inaugurate its new 4,500 m² Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station (EACF) in January 2020, the head of the Navy Programs Management Directorate (DGePM), Vice Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, said earlier this month.

Vice Adm Petronio released the details about the station on 2 October during a presentation on the navy’s modernisation programs to the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense (CREDN) of the Chamber of Deputies.

The modular research facility, located in King George Island in the Keller Peninsula, has been rebuilt according to a contract won by China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC), as part of a larger deal signed on 31 August 2015.

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