Also needs to protect her offshore oil rigs, which while are of great importance to Brazils economy.Big-E said:Brazil's naval doctrine is based on sea denial thru littoral suppression. She cannot and does not want to conduct blue water operations. If push comes to shove and she is at odds with a naval power like .... I can't even think of one realistically, say another 2nd tier navy then she will call on her big brother to the north, end of problem. All Brazil cares about is anti-submarine warfare with some limited strike capability which Sao Paulo is a shining example of. While it might be nice to have some AAW it's out of their budget. Looking at potential threats to Brazilian commerce, it's most likely going to be enemy subs and she has good ASW assests... very good.