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Brazil: Warships sail into Salvador for defence during FIFA World Cup00:39

Brazil: Warships sail into Salvador for defence during FIFA World Cup

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June 2, 2014 at 17:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Navy warships docked at Salvador harbour on Sunday as part of a maritime defence program put in place during the FIFA World Cup, due to start June 12.

The frigates of the Brazil Navy will carry out the task of controlling maritime areas and monitoring all boat traffic in the coastal parts of the World Cup host cities.

The Navy will use five ships and 11 vessels, with each ship displacing 3,700 tons of water and operating a crew of 217 men.

The vessels are equipped with radars and sensors for aerial surveillance, a cannon of 115mm with a range of 22 km, two automatic 40mm anti-aircraft guns, two triple launchers for Mk-46 torpedoes and an anti-submarine rocket launcher.

Brazil: Warships sail into Salvador for defence during FIFA World Cup00:39
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Navy warships docked at Salvador harbour on Sunday as part of a maritime defence program put in place during the FIFA World Cup, due to start June 12.

The frigates of the Brazil Navy will carry out the task of controlling maritime areas and monitoring all boat traffic in the coastal parts of the World Cup host cities.

The Navy will use five ships and 11 vessels, with each ship displacing 3,700 tons of water and operating a crew of 217 men.

The vessels are equipped with radars and sensors for aerial surveillance, a cannon of 115mm with a range of 22 km, two automatic 40mm anti-aircraft guns, two triple launchers for Mk-46 torpedoes and an anti-submarine rocket launcher.

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