Submarine “Riachuelo” performs Surface Sea Tests for Tests with its propulsion system

August 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – On August 12, another important milestone was accomplished within the scope of the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB), when the Submarine “ Riachuelo ” (S 40) successfully carried out the tests foreseen for the surface propulsion system, in continuation to the extensive program of acceptance tests at sea. In addition to these checks, the steering system (horizontal and vertical rudders) and navigation systems were also satisfactorily tested, the results of which will enable the continuation of these tests with a high degree of platform security .

During the phase in question, the recommended exercises were fully completed, with the “Riachuelo” covering 8 nautical miles on the surface, in a maritime area located in the interior of Sepetiba Bay, on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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