Brazil to sign the contract for Tamandare class frigates
The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, was selected by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four defence ships in the Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program (CCT) as the preferred bidder.
The “Tamandaré Class” project , which is expected to consume up to US $ 2 billion, has made two important advances in recent weeks. At the end of November, the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) rejected the injunction and filed a complaint filed by the US Trade Union.
The delivery schedule of the vessels runs from 2024 to 2028. With high technological capacity, these ships have great combat power. The objective is to control the Brazilian jurisdictional waters and the exclusive economic zone, which totals over 4.5 million square kilometers and known as the “Blue Amazon”, including the pre-salt fields. The frigates will be in charge of protecting them against potential threats, ensuring protection of maritime traffic and conducting search and rescue operations, as well as contributing to peacekeeping missions and humanitarian aid.
The Brazilian Navy’s future corvettes have a total displacement of 3,455 tons, with a length of 107.2 m, a width of 15.95 m and a draft of 5.2 m. The two-shaft propulsion system will consist of four diesel engines MAN 12V 28/33 DSTC, electric power provided with four Caterpillar C32 diesel generators. The maximum speed of the design is 28 knots, economic – 14 knots. Weapons suite and sensor systems to be fitted on the class are presented in the images above.
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