Future Brazilian class aircraft carrier

A Brazilian conventional aircraft carrier at sea trials.

Class overview
Builders: Unknown
Shipyard: Unknown
Operators: Brazilian Navy
Preceded by: None
In commission: 2015-Present
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
Active: 2
Cancelled: 0
Retired: 0
Scrapped: 0
General characteristics
Type: Aircraft carrier

60,000 tons full load


280 m

Beam: 55 m
Draught: 9 m
Propulsion: Conventional
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Range: 7,500 miles
Complement: 1200
Armament: four 100 mm turrets, two SACP Crotale EDIR systems, five 12.7 mm machine guns, 4 dual Simbad launchers
Aircraft carried:



Douglas A-4 Skyhawk multi-role fighters

Saab JAS 39 Gripen multi-role fighters

Eurocopter Cougar helicopters

Eurocopter AS350 helicopters

Eurocopter AS355 helicopters

Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters

Aviation facilities: Angled flight deck for CATOBAR operations

The Future Brazilian class aircraft carrier are a class of conventional aircraft carriers being built for the Brazilian Navy, the second and largest class of Brazilian aircraft carriers being built in Brazil's own shipyards for it's navy. This class was a design based on the first true Brazilian fixed-wing aircraft carrier, Brazilian aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12), but the Future Brazilian aircraft carriers are much larger than NAe São Paulo (A12). Each carrier have a tonnage of 60,000 tons at full load, 280 metres in length and can carry up to 55 aircraft.