Submarine Humaita Undergoes Final Tests Before Becoming Operational
The Submarine (S-41) “Humaitá” passed, throughout the month of March, dynamic immersion tests and immersion in great depth, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The submarine is the second of four diesel-electric propulsion provided for by the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB) and follows the schedule of acceptance tests at sea, before its definitive incorporation into the Navy Service. After the submarine “Riachuelo”, the “Humaitá” will be another naval means to reinforce the protection of Brazilian jurisdictional waters in the South Atlantic.
The Dynamic and Deep Immersion are fundamental stages of the construction and training process of the submarine crew, since it evaluates not only its ability to dive safely, but also attests to the level of readiness of the submarine crew. The result of these evaluations consolidates another stage foreseen in the schedule until its definitive delivery.
Frigate Captain Martim Bezerra de Morais Júnior, future Commander of the “Humaitá”, states that “the crew is committed and committed, applying all the knowledge received and efforts to conduct the submarine safely at sea during the testing period, in order to ensure that it is incorporated into the Navy’s Operational Sector, thus complying with its purpose in contributing to the improvement of the defense of the Blue Amazon and, consequently, reinforcing the sovereignty of Brazil”. The PROSUB schedule points to the possibility of transferring the S-41 to the Operating Sector in the second half of this year.
The tests in the operational environment of “Humaitá” represent another important step within the scope of PROSUB, which is consolidated as a Strategic Program for the Brazilian State, training specialized labor and raising the strategic potential of scientific and technological development of the country.