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We signed a contract with the Brazilian Navy worth £133 million in January 2012 for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services. The contract also contains a Manufacturing Licence to enable further vessels of the same class to be constructed in Brazil.

Amazonas arrives in Rio

Following her departure from Portsmouth in August, AMAZONAS has undertaken an intense programme of trials as well as a series of diplomatic visits in Europe and Africa during her 5000 mile journey. Arriving in Brazil mid-September, AMAZONAS has visited a number of ports including Natal, Salvador and Arraial do Cabo before arriving in Rio
Amazonas arrives in Rio Amazonas arrives in Rio

Amazonas ready for first Ocean Voyage

Amazonas has departed the UK for Rio de Janeiro after her crew completed a rigorous programme of Flag Officer Sea Training with the Royal Navy
Amazonas departs Portsmouth Amazonas departs Portsmouth

Brazil takes delivery of first Ocean Patrol Vessel

As the national anthems of Brazil and the UK played, employees and guests, including representatives from the Brazilian Navy, Royal Navy and UK Government, watched as members of the ship’s company raised the ensign for the first time, formally marking the handover of the Brazilian Navy’s newest vessel
Amazonas Handover Ceremony Amazonas Handover Ceremony

Ocean Patrol Vessels for the Brazilian Navy

The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three Ocean Patrol Vessels and ancillary support services
Brazilian Ocean Patrol Vessel...