Brazilian Navy Receives Nine Commercial Proposals for its Tamandaré Class Corvette Project

The Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) announced that it had received nine commercial proposals for its Tamandaré Class corvette (CCT) acquisition project.

According to a statement from the Navy, the proposals received will now be analyzed from a technical, legal, fiscal and budgetary / financial point of view. The Navy added that the abiding proposals will be shortlisted, after the analysis, on August 27, 2018 and the best offer will be selected on October 29, 2018.

The following national and international companies (or consortium) have submitted proposals.

+ BAE Systems (UK), CONSUB Defesa Tecnologia S.A. and Mac Laren Oil Estaleiros Ltda.

+ Consortium “ÁGUAS AZUIS” – Atech Negócios em Tecnologias S.A, Embraer S.A and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH (TKMS, Germany)
Subcontractors: Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A, Fundação Ezute, Oceana Estaleiro S.A, Omnisys Engenharia Ltda, SKM Eletro Eletrônica Ltda and WEG equipamentos elétricos S.A.

+ Consortium “DAMEN SAAB TAMANDARÉ” – Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding B.V (Netherlands) and Saab AB (Sweden) offering Damen’s Sigma 10514 ship design.
Subcontractors: CONSUB Defesa e Tecnologia S.A, WEG equipamentos elétricos S.A, and Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda.

+ Consortium “FLV” – Fincantieri S.p.A, Leonardo S.p.A (both Italy) and Vard Promar S.A. (a subsidiary of Fincantieri with a shipyard in Brazil)
Subcontractors:: Fundação Ezute and Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa S.A.

+ Consortium “VILLEGAGNON” – Naval Group (France), Enseada Industria Naval S.A. and Mectron S.A.

+ Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL, India), Indústria Naval do Ceará (INACE), Fundação Ezute and SKM Eletro Eletrônica Ltda.

+ Garden Research Shipbuilder Engineers (GRSE, India), ELBIT Systems Ltd and SINERGY Group Corporate.

+ STM, Estaleiro BrasFELS Ltda., Fundação Ezute, THALES, and Omnisys Engenharia Ltda.

+ Ukrinmash (Ukraine), Thales (France) and Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ).

The request for proposal (RFP) for the construction of four new corvettes was issued in December last year. It was then announced by defense minister Raul Jungmann and navy chief Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira while speaking at the Brazilian Naval Academy.

The project is conducted through the Gestão de Programas da Marinha (DGePM, Navy Program Management Board), in coordination with Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON, Management Company of Naval Projects).

Brazil is planning to spend around US$1.6 billion for the project and is looking to take delivery of the first vessel by 2021-22. According to the RFP, the vessels are to be built in Brazil, or with great involvement of the Brazilian industry, in collaboration with a foreign shipbuilder.

The corvettes should displace 2,790 metric tons, with 103.4 m length, 12.8 m width, and a top speed of 25 knots. The specifications are comparable with the corvette, Cv Barroso (V34), currently in service with the Brazilian Navy. The ships are to be equipped with MBDA’s SeaCeptor air defense missile system which was selected by Brazil in 2014.

Acquiring the corvettes is one of the Brazilian Navy’s top priorities, along with developing new conventional and nuclear-powered submarines.

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