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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Brazilian Navy completes first phase of S-BR1 submarine construction

S-BR1 Riachuelo SSKThe Brazilian Navy has achieved a significant milestone in the Prosub submarine development programme after Nuclebrás Heavy Equipment delivered the final section of the pressure hull of the first conventional submarine (S-BR1).

Itaguaí Construção Naval (ICN) received the pressure hull, marking the completion of the first phase of construction of the submarine, Riachuelo.

Composed of structurally reinforced cylindrical sections, the pressure hull will withstand the maximum operating pressure of the submarine.

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