The Uruguayan Navy does not want the U.S. Freedom Class ships

In order to correct all the inconveniences registered in both deprogrammed ships, it could be necessary to invest some US$900 million, an unattainable figure in Uruguay.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beyond the media reports and protocol exchanges, the Uruguayan National Navy would not have the minimum conditions or real interest in receiving the two deprogrammed ships (after serious design and material problems) of the Freedom Class -the homonymous and the "Fort Worth”- of the U.S. Navy due to the initial technological defects of this ambitious program and the serious problems and shortcomings of the Uruguayan Navy itself in terms of maintenance, beyond the prohibitive costs of its operation in a navally very impoverished country.

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