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Brazil planning to build an Aircraft Carrier with a foreign partner
 
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy).
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy).
 
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Brazil planning to build an Aircraft Carrier with a foreign partner
 
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy).
     
DCNS Evolved Aircraft Carrier (DEAC) project
     
“The idea is for it to be built in Brazil, probably based on an existing project,” Amorim told a group of foreign correspondents. Latin America’s largest country will require a new aircraft carrier within 15 years and will modernize its existing one in the meantime, Amorim said.

For the past few years, french shipbuilder DCNS has been showcasing its DEAC Aircraft Carrier project. According to DCNS, the DEAC is based on French Navy CVN Charles de Gaulle's combat proven design and aviation system. It is capable of providing power projection, sea control and air defence. The aircraft carrier is compatible with all CTOL aircrafts (including Airborne Early Warning aircraft) and features the latest technologies including cutting-edge Combat System, UAV integration, advanced conventional propulsion and state-of-the-art platform stabilisation system.


It has to be noted that DCNS already has a strong presence in Brazil as the company is currently building five submarines as well as a naval base in the country with local industry partners.
     
According to Bloomberg citing Brazil Defense Minister Celso Amorim, the country plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner as part of an effort to enhance the military readiness of the Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian Navy). A scale model of the Brazilian Navy Sao Paulo aircraft carrier with several "Sea Gripens" on the deck was shown by SAAB during the LAAD 2013 defense exhibition in Brazil
     
Brazil chose in December 2013 the SAAB Gripen over the Boeing Super Hornet and the Dassault Rafale. 36 new jet fighters will eventually be built for the Brazilian Air Force.

It is important to know that during the LAAD 2013 defense exhibition, SAAB showcased a carrier-based version of its Gripen called the "Sea Gripen". According to Saab, the requirements established by the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) so that the Gripen had STOL capabilities (Short Takeoff and Landing), i.e. ability to take off and land from short stretches of road, caused the aircraft to present performance and flying qualities similar to those required for aircraft specifically designed to operate from an aircraft carrier.

Finally, we recently learned that US Company General Atomics is activelly marketing its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) to several countries including Brazil.