Brazil announce purchase of HMS Ocean for £84 million
Brazil defence community has confirmed the purchase of British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean.
The first group of four Brazilian officers will head to the UK within the next few weeks.
The vessel will remain in the UK until October or November this year.
HMS Ocean is the UK’s only helicopter carrier and the fleet flagship of the Royal Navy. She is designed to support amphibious landing operations and to support the staff of Commander UK Amphibious Force and Commander UK Landing Force.
According to Brazilian press the ship’s cost to the Brazilian Navy is fixed at £84.3 million pounds (312 million Brazilian Reais). Commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Eduardo Leal Ferreira, claimed that the price of Ocean seemed “convenient”.