Navy Supports Scientific & Technological Project in Pará

The Command of the 4th Naval District (Com4ºDN) confirmed, in May, its support for the project “Multiscale oil spill detection and modeling system”, developed by the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and other academic institutions in the country. The project is part of the Science of the Sea Program, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI) in partnership with…

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Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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Antonio Marceglia Trains with Brazilian Navy in Gulf of Guinea

Transiting off the Senegalese coast, in transit to the area of ​​operations in the Gulf of Guinea, Nave Marceglia has planned a training activity at close range with the Brazilian frigate “Independência”, Niterói class. The training occasion saw the two units engaged in elementary and advanced kinematic maneuvers and coordinated flight operations with the helicopters on board. In full compliance…

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DSCA Approves MK54 ASW Torpedoes for Brazil

December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Brazil has requested to…

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Brazil Studying Antarctic Replacement Ship Proposals

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Brazilian Navy (MB), through the Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM), informs that, on November 30, 2020, the Proposal Delivery Phase of the Project to obtain the Antarctic Support Ship ( NApAnt). Four commercial proposals were received from the following companies / consortia: – Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Wilson Sons Estaleiros…

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Wilson Sons and Damen Jointly Bidding on Antarctic Support Vessel of the Brazilian Navy

September 15, 2020 – Wilson Sons and Damen announce partnership in the bidding for the construction of the new Antarctic Support Ship (NApAnt) of the Brazilian Navy, which will replace the Oceanographic Support Vessel Ary Rongel. Bids must be submitted by the end of this year and final announcement of the winner in mid-2021. “Since our first work with Wilson…

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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…

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Brazil Issues RFP for a New Antarctic Support Ship

June 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM) makes the disclosure of the document Request for Proposal (RFP) , until June 30, as transcribed in the Official Gazette (DOU) of May 20, 2020. The objective of the RFP is to communicate to the market and establish requirements and conditions to select the best…

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Baden-Württemberg Returns from Hot Water Testing off Brazil

April 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. the frigate “Baden-Württemberg” will return from its hot water testing in Brazil. The ship left there on February 7 to test the technical systems on board under the influence of warm air and warm water. A large number of technical systems on a ship rely on…

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