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
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