In order to meet the needs of the Brazilian Navy, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Saab come together to develop the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class corvettes. The companies are world-leading references in the development of naval solutions.
Damen is a Dutch company and a global leader in shipbuilding that has supplied over 6,000 vessels. Over twenty navies throughout the world operate Damen-built vessels. The company will be responsible for supplying the ship Sigma 10514, proven platform that will be adapted to meet the demands of the client.
Saab is a Swedish company with more than 70 years of experience in the defence industry. Among other features, it will provide the Saab 9LV combat management system, used by navies from several countries and which is known for its flexibility and easy integration of third-party modules.
Damen is experienced in building its vessels with other partners at non-Damen yards with the Damen Technical Cooperation, which has worked on over 1,000 projects all over the world.
In addition to supplying the corvettes, the partner companies are proposing a thorough technology transfer programme for much of the project, which will benefit Brazil’s national defense industry.
The companies will be at RIDEX (Rio International Defense Exhibition), a security and defense fair that will be promoted in Rio de Janeiro, from June 27th to 29th, at a common space, where they will present details of the proposal that will be delivered on June 18th.
|Length overall (o.a.)||345 feet/105.11 m|
|Beam Moulded (mld)||46.6 feet/14.2 m|
|Depth no.1 deck||28.7 feet/8.75 m|
|Draught (dwl)||12.1 feet/3.7 m|
|Displacement (dwl)||2,365 tonnes|
|Speed (Maximum power)||28 knots/32 mph/52 km/h|
|Range at 14 knots/16 mph/26 km/h||5,000 NM/5,754 miles/9,260 km|
|Endurance||20 days at sea|
|Propulsion type||Combined Diesel or Electric (CODOE)|
|Diesel engines||2 × 10,000 kW Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR) Propulsion type|
|Electric motors||2 × 1300 kW|
|Gearbox||2 × double input input/single output|
|Propellers||2 × Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) diameter 12 feet/3.65 m|
|Generator sets||6 × 715 kWE|
|Emergency gen. set||1 × 180 kWE|
|Chilled water system||2 × units, redundant distribution|
|Fire fighting||4 × main pumps +1 x service pump|
|Helicopter deck||Max. 10 tons helicopter, with lashing points|
|Helicopter operations||day/night with refueling system|
|RAS||on helicopter deck PS&SB, astern fueling|
|Boats||2 × Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)|
|Fully air-conditioned accommodation for 120 persons|
|Chief Petty Officers||10|
|Provisions for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) citadel/decontamination|
|WEAPON & SENSOR SUITE|
|3D-Surveillance & target indication radar & Friend or Foe Identification (IFF)|
|Radar/electro optical fire control|
|Hull Mounted Sonar|
|Combat management system|
|Medium calibre gun 76-mm|
|1 × Close In Weapon System (CIWS)|
|2 × Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) launcher|
|12 cell Vertical Launching (VL) Short Range Air Defense (SHORADS)|
|2 × triple Torpedo launcher|
|Electronic Support Measures (ESM) & Electronic CounterMeasures (ECM)|
|2 × Decoys/chaff|
|Integrated internal & external communication system|
|Integrated bridge console, 2 × Radar, Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS), Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS-A3), reference gyro|