Brazil take first step in program to join nuclear-powered sub club

The submarine "Riachuelo", built by the submarine development program (PROSUB), is seen during the inauguration ceremony in Itaguai, Brazil December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

ITAGUAI, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine. President Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea […]

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