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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Confirmed: Brazilian Navy Have Purchased Former French Navy Foudre class LPD Siroco

FS Siroco (L9012)The Brazilian Navy confirmed on September 9 2015 the purchase of former French Navy Foudre class LPD Siroco.

The amphibious vessel will be renamed Bahia with hull number G40 and classified as “Navio Doca Multipropósito” or multipurpose amphibious vessel. The Siroco is the second Foudre class LPD. Head of class Foudre was sold to Chile in late 2011.

The Siroco was decommissioned from French Navy service in July 2015. Launched in 1996, the vessel is still relatively recent and modern.

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