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Emgepron and Tidewise team up to develop first ‘made-in-Brazil’ USV

8th March 2024 - 17:21 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


Emgepron has teamed up with Rio de Janeiro-based Tidewise to construct two varients of the Suppressor USV. (Image: Emgepron)

Brazil's Emgepron and Tidewise have partnered to construct the Suppressor unmanned surface vessel by 2025 amid potential interest from the Brazilian Navy.

The first-ever “made-in-Brazil” unmanned surface vessel (USV) has been scheduled to take to the seas by 2025.

Brazil’s Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (Emgepron) revealed in February 2024 that it had entered into a partnership with Rio de Janeiro-based Tidewise to construct a USV named Suppressor. Shephard spoke with Emgepron recently about the ambitious project.

The two companies will develop two variants of the Suppressor: a 7m variant (Suppressor 7) and the 11m variant (Suppressor 11). Emgepron declined to discuss potential customers, although the company disclosed that the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) was “interested” in the Suppressor.

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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