First LPR-40 Manufactured for Brazil Begins Testing
By Dialogo September 12, 2013
The first of four river patrol boats (LPR-40) that the Colombian shipyard Cotecmar is manufacturing for the Brazilian Navy and Army was tested for the first time during the second week of September.
The tests were performed at the facilities of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Fluvial Industry (Cotecmar), in order to deliver the new LPR quickly.
The Colombian shipyard and the Brazilian government signed a contract specifying the sale of four boats of this kind, valued at $8,375,350, which will be destined to the nation’s Navy and Army.
However, after conversations were held during the Colombiamar 2013 maritime trade fair, and continued at the Latin America Aero & Defense (LAAD) 2013 security exhibition, the Brazilian government appears to be very interested in two additional boats.