Brazilian Navy advances with construction of second Tamandaré-class frigate

By Defence Industry Europe

On November 1, at the Estaleiro Brasil Sul shipyard owned by the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Itajaí, a steel-cutting ceremony was held for the construction of the frigate Jerônimo de Albuquerque (F 201) of the Tamandaré class, for the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil).


The Jerônimo de Albuquerque will be the second of six Tamandaré-class frigates ordered by the Marinha do Brasil. To accomplish this ambitious project, a dedicated consortium named Águas Azuis (formerly Águas Azuis Consortium) was formed, comprising thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security, and Atech.



The procurement programme for these vessels, known as PROSUPER, was initiated in 2017. Firms from 17 countries participated in the tender process. On October 15, a shortlist of four international consortia was drawn up. The winning bid was made by the German shipbuilding conglomerate tKMS, which offered a design based on the MEKO A-100 variant known as BR. This selection was announced on March 28, 2019, and the contract, worth 2 billion EUR, was subsequently signed on March 6, 2020.



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