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Águas Azuis consortium selected for Brazilian corvettes

2nd April 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Águas Azuis consortium has been selected as preferred bidder by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four vessels under the Tamandaré-class corvette (CCT) programme.

Led by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the consortium also includes Embraer Defense & Security and Atech. The consortium will now form a specific purpose company for the implementation phase of the programme. The four corvettes are scheduled to be delivered between 2024 and 2028.

The new escort vessels will be used for the protection of maritime traffic and controlling the Brazilian jurisdictional waters and exclusive economic zone, totaling over 4.5 million sq km. The escort ships will also play an important role in peace and humanitarian aid missions.

The programme expects a transfer of technology (ToT) in naval engineering for military shipbuilding, combat and platform management systems.

The vessels will be built at CBO Group’s Oceana shipyard in Itajaí, Brazil. The shipyard will also act as the ToT receiver related to the project.

Under the project, Embraer’s Atech will provide combat management system and integrated platform management system for the Tamandaré Class corvettes and will receive ToT in cooperation with Atlas Elektronik, a Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems subsidiary, and L3 MAPPS.  Embraer Defense & Security will integrate sensors and weaponry into the combat system.

The proposal submitted to the Brazilian Navy by the Águas Azuis consortium was based on the MEKO-class frigates.

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