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The Brazilian Sao Paulo is a Clemenceau class aircraft carrier. It was originally commissioned with the French Navy in 1963 as the Foch. It served a long an successful career with the French Navy before being replaced by their new nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

   The Foch was decommissioned and sold to Brazil in 2000. The ship was refitted and recommissioned as the Sao Paulo. It became the new flagship of the Brazilian Navy. It replaced the Brazilian Minas Gerias, a former British Colossus class aircraft carrier. The Brazilians had operated the Minas Gerais for many years and were experienced in catapult take-offs and arrested landings.

   The Sao Paulo can carry a mix of up to 40 aircraft and helicopters. Typical completement is 22 aircraft and 17 helicopters. The ship has 2 catapults and 2 elevators that lift the aircraft from the hangar to the flight deck.


The Sao Paulo is the only aircraft carrier used by a Latin American country

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see also: French Navy Clemenceau class carrier
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Re: Brazilian aircraft carrier São Paulo [ex-Foch (R 99)]
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 08:38:43 PM »
From IHS Janes' 360

'Cracks found' in Brazil's aircraft carrier - 05 November 2015
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US naval engineering consulting firm Zentech announced on 3 May a contract to perform a comprehensive inspection and evaluation of the ship's hull steel. It comprised corrosion inspection, condition evaluation, and detailed analysis of the carrier's hull integrity, and was ultimately meant to provide recommendations regarding steel replacement.

Brazilian admiral: Work continues on carrier Sao Paulo - 28 September 2016
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The carrier is being repaired by Embraer and "we are working with DCNS [Direction dês Constructions Navales et Services] to find a technical solution to have its propulsion system renewed", Adm Ferreira said in response to IHS Jane's questions about the vessel's status. The carrier's catapult also reportedly has issues.

Adm Ferreira said Sao Paulo is third on the navy's list of priorities, after the Submarine Development Program (Programa de Desenvolvimiento de Submarinos: PROSUB) and the fleet's corvettes.


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Re: Brazil cancels aircraft carrier modernisation plans
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 05:44:17 PM »
Brazil cancels aircraft carrier modernisation plans | IHS Jane's 360 - 15 February 2017
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The decision came after navy feasibility studies indicated that it would take about 10 years to upgrade the ship, and that the project faced technological and cost risks.

The Brazilian Navy's said acquiring a new aircraft carrier and naval aircraft will become the service's third priority, after its submarines and Tamandaré-class corvette programmes that are part of the service's strategic project 'Construção do Núcleo do Poder Naval'. The navy hopes to develop and locally build two aircraft carriers each displacing approximately 50,000 tonnes.

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Brazilian aircraft carrier São Paulo (A12) [ex-Foch (R 99)] [Decommissioned]
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 01:47:01 PM »
Brazil decommissions the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo | Janes - 26 November 2018
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The Brazilian Navy decommissioned the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12) on 22 November.

The Chantier de l'Atlantique-built ship, formerly the Clemenceau-class FS Foch (R99), had served the French Navy starting on July 1963. The vessel was commissioned on 15 November 2000 into the Brazilian service to replace NAeL Minas Gerais (A11).

During the 18 years in Brazilian Navy service, the ship has been at sea for 206 days and sailed 53,246 n miles.

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https://www.janes.com/article/91549/brazil-seeks-to-sell-former-aircraft-carrier

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Brazil seeks to sell former aircraft carrier
26 September 2019

The Brazilian state-controlled company Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON) intends to issue a tender on 27 September to sell the hull of former Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12), for a minimum of BRL5.3 million (USD1.3 million).

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The 205 m-long NAe São Paulo , formerly the FS Foch (R99) was commissioned from the French Navy on 15 November 2000 to replace NAeL Minas Gerais (A11).


Brazil intends to sell the hull of its former aircraft carrier NAe %3Cem%3ESão Paulo%3C/em%3E . (Victor Barreira)