Angola Modernizes Navy to Protect Maritime Resources

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos at the Planalto presidential palace, Brasilia, Brazil, June 16, 2014 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos at the Planalto presidential palace, Brasilia, Brazil, June 16, 2014 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).

Last month, Brazil and Angola signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding for the Brazilian navy to support the development of Angola’s naval capabilities. Angola will purchase seven Brazilian Macae patrol ships, four of them built in Brazil with Angolan personnel support, and three others in Angola. Brazil will also train Angolan military personnel and build a shipyard in Angola. The agreement is another sign of Brazil and Angola’s strategic partnership, following their 2010 Defense Cooperation Agreement and more recent pacts on naval and aeronautic cooperation. But it also fits into Angola’s broader strategy to secure its maritime borders to safeguard […]

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