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Brazilian Navy announces Sau Paulo carrier to be sunk despite environmental protests

Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 10:01 UTC
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The Government of Brazil plans to sink the decommissioned French-built Sao Paulo aircraft carrier in the middle of the Atlantic ocean after the depleted structure has spent months wandering with no port to dock for scrapping due to the presence of toxic materials in the hull, it was reported Thursday. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Put the target in the middle of the Atlantic, between Brazil and Angola, and test the Gripen NG with our new missiles.

    Test with two hundred missiles without explosives. Sink, only after much testing.


    Feb 03rd, 2023 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    What a debacle ! Brasileiro is right and SOME use should have been had from her demise, but now she has been sunk. The French sold her for $12M and are the real benefactors here. Some there will smirk and reiterate Brazil as a 'non-serious' country. Cardoso wanted this prestige white elephant because he felt the country needed, “naval power compatible with its stature”. What was Brazil going to do with it? Project imperial power as the US does and conquer the Cape Verde islands, support Argentina in a re-conquest of the sheepherder islands or sail her upriver and and bombard Asuncion? According to Wiki, ( ) the Turks renegged on the original scrapping for $1.9M because the Brazilian navy misled them as to the amount of asbestos. Supposedly, a Saudi offer, presumably now aware of the problem, had a $6M offer for her, but no credible reason is given why she was sunk anyway. Brazil needs to spend its defense money more wisely.

    Feb 04th, 2023 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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