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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Brazil Gets New Helicopters For Anti-Submarine Squadron

SH-70B (MH-16) Seahawk |The Brazilian Navy on Thursday incorporated first two Seahawk helicopters (MH-16) into the naval force’s First Anti -Submarine Helicopter Squadron.

The Navy will receive another two Sikorsky choppers later this year and will induct a final two of the same model in 2014.

The helicopters are fitted with a fuel system that allows 5 hours of uninterrupted flight, and can reach a maximum speed of 160 knots (the equivalent of over 290 km/h) and also equipped with the latest generation sensors, side-firing machine gun, anti-submarine torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

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