BRASÍLIA (BDCi) – Brazil is set to supply naval patrol boats and transfer technology to aid Angola in building up its naval capability.
A memorandum of understanding was signed late last week in Brazil by the defense ministers of both nations.
As part of the deal, Brazil will supply Angola with seven patrol boats, four of which will be made in Brazil. The other three are to be built in the new Angolan shipyard, which will be constructed with materials, equipment and advice from Brazil.
The Brazilian Navy will also provide training and education to Angolan personnel to build and operate the vessels.
In addition, Brazil’s Ministry of Defense will train the Angolan personnel to qualify as sailors for the merchant marine.