Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana toured a Brazilian shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, the official news service Télam reported Thursday. The state-owned facilities are specialized in submarines and were opened in 2009.
The Brazilian Navy launched on Friday its first Brazilian-built Scorpène submarine, the Riachuelo. The ceremony took place at the Itaguaí Navy base in presence of current president Michel Temer and elected president Jair Bolsonaro.
The construction of four diesel powered Scorpene-class attack submarines for the Brazilian Navy was launched on Saturday at a plant near Rio de Janeiro.