Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s from Airbus

February 21, 2019 – The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin engine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, as well as weather radar. The aircraft, which will replace the current light…

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First Helicopter Squadron of Clarification and Attack receives two AH-11B aircraft

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 1st Helicopter Clarification and Attack Squadron received on January 22 the first two ” Wild Lynx ” helicopters , designated AH-11B in the Brazilian Navy. From this moment on, the assembly phase and final acceptance of the aircraft will begin, proceeding with another stage of the contract with the company “Leonardo Marconi Westland” for the modernization of eight AH-11A. Among the various modernized systems are the installation of new CTS-800-4N engines, Glass Cockpit compatible with Night Vision Goggles , new tactical and navigation…

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WEG & Praxis Sign MoU in Support of Damen Saab Bid for Brazilian Navy

December 17, 2018 – On December 13th, Brazilian company WEG Electric Equipment and Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology, both leading companies within their respective fields, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the bid of Damen Shipyards Group and Saab for the construction of four corvettes for the Brazilian Navy. For the Tamandaré class corvettes bid, Praxis and WEG will be partners for the supply of the complete Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). The signing took place at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in the Netherlands and was witnessed by…

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UNIFIL Flagship Liberal Rescued Syrians

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Liberal” frigate, the current flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (FTM), rescued 31 refugees from a drifting boat in the Coast of Lebanon. Among those rescued were women and children who had been without food and water for three days. The passengers, very weakened, reported that they were Syrians, and that they were trying to arrive at Cyprus. The uncharged vessel was located about 41 nautical miles from the Lebanese capital Beirut. The “Liberal” frigate, which…

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Brazilian Navy Riverine Force Vessels Pará & Pampeiro in Operation Ribeirex 2018

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Auxiliary Ship “Pará” and the Patrol Ship “Pampeiro”, subordinate to the Command of the Naval Patrol of the North, began their displacement on October 1 in order to participate in Operation Ribeirex Amazonas 2018. The Operation will take place between the days 12 and 15 of October, between the cities of Itacoatiara and Parintins, both in the Amazon. Operation Ribeirex Amazonas 2018, which this year will be planned and executed by the Command of the 9th Naval District, is an opportunity for ships…

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Corvette “Barroso” participates in missions in Africa

August 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – On August 17, the Brazilian Task Force (WG), composed of the “Barroso” Corvette, a UH-12 “Esquilo” helicopter and a Combat Divers Detachment, began transit to the African continent where it will carry out operations ATLASUR XI, IBSAMAR VI and will visit the Port of Maputo (Mozambique). The GT will be commanded by the Commander of the 2nd Escort Squadron, Sea Captain and War Sérgio Blanco Ozório. ATLASUR is an operation carried out every two years by the Argentine, South African, Brazilian and Uruguayan navies,…

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Saab and Damen announce partnership for the Tamandaré Class Corvette

Saab and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding have come together to compete for the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class Corvettes (CCT) for the Brazilian Navy. The companies are world-leading in the development of naval solutions. Saab will provide, in case the partners’ proposal is chosen by the Brazilian Navy, the complete combat system including the world leading Saab 9LV Combat Management System (CMS). The Saab 9LV is the most modern and proven open architecture CMS on the market today, known for its flexibility and easy integration of third-party modules…

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Brazilian Navy supports ophthalmology project in the interior of the Amazon

Google Translation The Brazilian Navy (MB), through the Command of the 9th Naval District (Com9ºDN), is supporting the Amazonian project of medical care, which provides for a joint effort of ophthalmologic surgeries in municipalities in the state of Amazonas. The commission takes place from May 17 to June 18 and has a staff of 75 people, including the Navy of Hospital Care Ship (NAsH) “Soares de Meirelles” and surgeons ophthalmologists from Manaus and São Paulo. The project is developed through a partnership between the Federal University of Amazonas, the Federal…

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Hydrographic Ship “Sirius” supports the National Boating Program

Google Translation On May 29, the Brazilian Navy hydrographic ship “Sirius” provided support to the National Boating Program, when installing a GPS location system, in the meteo-oceanographic float of Cabo Frio-RJ. The National Boating Program (PNBOIA) seeks to implement the collection of meteorological and oceanographic data along the Brazilian coast. It operates through a network of fixed meteo-oceanographic buoys equipped with sensors that collect a variety of environmental data.

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Brazilian Navy’s Prosub Program

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGvO764fHsM[/embedyt] Google Translation Brazil is not just land. The national territory also encompasses the territorial sea, in which the nation has sovereignty to develop economic activities fundamental for the development of the country. it is in this maritime area that Brazilians develop their fishing activities, foreign trade and the exploitation of biological and mineral resources. The sea is the way of 95% of our exports and imports and holds 85% of all oil in the national territory. The immense wealth of the waters, of the bed and of the marine subsoil in this…

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HMS Ocean sails from Portsmouth for the last time

HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, has sailed from Portsmouth Naval Base for the last time before she decommissions from the Royal Navy. The helicopter carrier and assault ship arrived last Friday to pay a brief farewell visit to the city before returning to her homeport of Devonport, Plymouth for the final time under a white ensign later this month. Commanding Officer of HMS Ocean, Captain Robert Pedre, said: “It is fitting that the Fleet Flagship should have this opportunity to bid farewell to the city before decommissioning; a…

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NE Brazil arrived Cartagena November 25th

Google Translation He will be at the Edurbe pier. After touring 15 foreign ports in five months and navigating 21,417 nautical miles, the heroic city becomes the 16th foreign port, which visits the “Brazil” Navy School of the Brazilian Navy, as part of its Midshipmen’s instruction cruise. No.31, to comply with a series of activities and further strengthen the existing friendship ties with the Navy of the Republic of Colombia and its population. The Navío Escuela, which will remain in the city for five days, was received by Captain José…

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