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Brazil begins building 4 submarines as nuclear programme looms via The Telegraph

Brazil has begun building four diesel-powered submarines as part of a 2008 agreement with France that includes the future construction of Latin America’s first nuclear submarine.

President Dilma Rousseff attended Saturday’s ceremony marking the start-up of operations at the shipyard where the four Scorpene attack submarines will be built.

Each submarine will cost about $565 million. The first is expected to be delivered in 2016.

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