USS Wasp Enters 4th Fleet

October 9, 2019 – USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations Oct 1. The Wasp is transiting around South America while conducting a homeport shift from Japan to Norfolk. “The entrance into U.S. 4th Fleet is a significant milestone for the crew–many of whom came with Wasp to Japan in 2017–and an excellent opportunity to visit our partners in South America, and to continue strengthening our relationships in this very important part of the world,” said Wasp Commanding Officer Capt. Greg Baker. “I am very…

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Rio de Janeiro Navy Fuel Depot Acquires Armored Vessel

August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – This month, the newly incorporated Barracuda Armored Vessel went into operation at the Rio de Janeiro Navy Fuel Depot (DepCMRJ). The employment of the vessel at DepCMRJ will be exclusively geared towards organic security actions to prevent / respond to invasions, traffic, anchoring and irregular fishing within the maritime security area of ​​this military organization. With capacity for five crew, the boat has a 300HP engine, a total length of 6.50m, a mouth of 2.54m and a maximum speed of 34 knots. The main…

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UNITAS LX Kicks off in Rio de Janeiro

August 20, 2019 – Over 3,100 Naval Forces from 13 countries kicked off UNITAS LX (60), the 60th anniversary of the annual multinational exercise, in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 19. Comprised of both Atlantic and Amphibious phases, UNITAS participants include Naval Forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and the United States. This year’s exercise is hosted by the Brazilian Navy and will conduct operations off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, focusing on demonstrating regional maritime cooperation in a humanitarian assistance…

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Brazilian Navy holds 60th edition of Operation UNITAS in Rio de Janeiro

July 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Brazilian Navy (MB) will hold, from August 19 to 30, in the maritime area adjacent to Rio de Janeiro – RJ, the 60th edition of Operation UNITAS (UNITAS LX / 2019). The 60th edition of Operation is the oldest multinational maritime exercise organized by the United States of America (USA), held since 1959, and has been in amphibious format since 2008. Its main objective is to increase interoperability between the navies and strengthen the ties of cooperation. and friendship. In the 2019 edition,…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Exercises With Brazilian Navy

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – After his stopover in Rio de Janeiro, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Thunder and the stealthy light frigate (FLF) La Fayette conducted a joint maneuver with the Brazilian Navy on May 7, 2019 during the Jeanne d’Arc mission . This series of operational readiness activities began early in the day with tactical evolutions off the Brazilian coast, gathering around the French ships , the Atlantico helicopter carrier , the Constituicão , Liberal and Independencia frigates , and the offshore patrol boat Apa . At…

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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Embraer equip the Brazilian Navy for the future

March 29, 2019 – The consortium Águas Azuis was selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of four new corvettes of the Tamandaré class. The consortium Águas Azuis, consisting of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech has been selected by the Brazilian Navy as the preferred bidder for the construction of four defense ships of the corvette class Tamandaré (CCT). The result, announced March 28, represents a new milestone for the country’s maritime defense and marine industry. Under the leadership of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the member…

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Brazilian Navy Participates in Operation Atlantic V

November 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – On November 6, nine ships of the Brazilian Navy suspended from Rio de Janeiro to Itaoca on the coast of Espírito Santo. This year, Operation “Dragon XXXIX” was inserted in Operation “Atlantic V”, a joint exercise coordinated by the Ministry of Defense, which until today has gathered (2,845) 2,845 Navy personnel, as well as Army and Brazilian air force. November 9th was the “D” Day of the operation, with the landing of Marine troops on Itaoca beach. There were 1,726 officers of the Marine…

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Brazilian Navy incorporates three “MEARIM” Oceanic Support Ships

Google Translation In a ceremony presided by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral of Squadron Ilques Barbosa Junior, three Oceanic Support Ships (NApOc): the “Mearim”, the “Iguatemi” and the “Purus”, which were baptized and participated of Show of Armament and Transfer to the Operative Sector, on July 9, at the Navy Arsenal of Rio de Janeiro. The event represented the incorporation of the ship to the Navy of Brazil (MB) and, according to the naval tradition, the baptism by a godmother brings luck to the vessel. The process…

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Barroso Returns to Rio de Janeiro April 21 from UNIFIL

Google translation Navy ship that participated in a peace mission in Lebanon returns to Rio de Janeiro Corvette Barroso, who participated for six months in “banon’s peacekeeping mission, will at the Almirante Castro e Silva Base, in Niterói-RJ, next Saturday, April 21, at 10 o’clock. Corvette Barroso served as the flagship of the Maritime Task Force of the Interim Force of United Nations of Lebanon (FTM-UNIFIL) between September 2017 and March of this year, continuity to the peacekeeping mission led by the United Nations. This Task Force is aimed at…

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Rockwell Collins to highlight latest communications, training, networking and perimeter protection solutions at LAAD 2017

March 29, 2017 – Rockwell Collins, a trusted avionics and communications leader present in Brazil for more than 40 years, will highlight its strong customer relationships and advanced offerings for Latin America during LAAD Defense & Security 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, April 4-7. “We have increased our local footprint, adding more resources to the local office, and renovating our Service Center in order to better serve our customers and keep providing highly advanced solutions for the Brazilian Armed Forces,” Marcelo Vaz, managing director Rockwell Collins do Brasil. Rockwell Collins…

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Saab at LAAD 2017

Defense and security company Saab will attend the 2017 LAAD International Defence and Security exhibition to display its broad portfolio of land, air and sea solutions. In addition to the full-size Gripen NG fighter replica and simulator, the visitors will learn about the various systems for naval defence, such as the MCMV – mine countermeasures vessel – and the Visby class corvette; for air defence, such as the RBS 70 NG; and for surveillance, such as the Erieye AEW&C. LAAD takes place from April 04 to 07, at the Riocentro…

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