thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is teaming up with Embraer Defense & Security in the Consortium Águas Azuis, a solid national partnership with proven capability to retain the transfer of technology and ensuring its development for future strategic defense projects in Brazil. It offers a true Brazilian solution that brings high-skilled jobs and technology to the country, strengthening the local defense industrial base.
Based on a long-term relationship and strong footprint in Brazil, thyssenkrupp and Embraer are robust and reliable partners to the Brazilian Navy, ensuring local production, complete life cycle management and support.
More than 8,000 employees, Brazil is one of thyssenkrupp’s largest operations outside Germany. The company has been doing business in the country since 1837. It operates in all Brazilian regions with a strong tradition in the materials market, capital goods and service sectors.
thyssenkrupp has in Brazil 10 manufacturing plants, 4 research & development centers, 2 service centers and 79 branches & support offices. One of the five most innovative Brazilian companies in capital goods by Valor Inovação ranking (conducted by Valor Econômico newspaper in partnership with PwC), the company participates in the aeronautical, automotive, cement, civil construction, defense, energy, infrastructure, mining, petrochemical and chemical segments.
Embraer Defense & Security is the leading company in the aerospace and defense segment in Latin America. Its activities encompass the development, manufacture, sale and support of aircraft and systems, thus offering complete management of the life cycle of its products.
With its affiliated companies Visiona, ATECH and SAVIS offers a complete portfolio of integrated solutions that involve from the airspace segment, with military aircraft, authorities transport and special missions, as well as C4I applications (Command, Control, Communication, Computers and the Intelligence Center), radars, air traffic control and communication systems, border monitoring and surveillance, and satellite applications. With a growing presence in the global market, Embraer Defense & Security products are present in more than 60 countries.
Part of the CBO group, with a shipbuilding tradition of more than 20 years, Oceana Shipyard is located in Itajaí, State of Santa Catarina, a region with a strong vocation for shipbuilding. With approximately 310,000 square meters and more than 1,000 employees, Oceana has capacity to build four to six vessels per year, applying the latest shipbuilding processes and last-generation technology facilities.
thyssenkrupp’s MEKO® class is one of the most revolutionary platforms in naval shipbuilding worldwide. Its modular concept facilitates local integration and transfer of technology, helping to reduce cost of acquisition, maintenance and modernization of half-life.
The tradition of multi-mission ships of the MEKO® (Multi-Purpose Combination) family dates back to the early 1980s, when the first frigate was delivered. Since then, almost 82 MEKO® corvettes and frigates of this class have been delivered to Navies in 14 different nations, 37 built outside Germany, and all these vessels are still in full operation – offering a life cycle of more than 40 years. This class flaunts the benefits of five generations of corvettes and frigates shown in a proven design succession.
A key design philosophy of the MEKO® classes is design iteration, whereby the best design features of each class evolve into the next class, ensuring the new classes of ships have solid, well-proven technology, materials and standards. This design progression reduces risk within the design, allowing competent and proficient innovations to be introduced into a new class.
Combining state-of-the-art technology, innovation and robust fighting capabilities, the MEKO® class is an authentic blue-water ship. These vessels have outstanding robustness, better damage stability, mission adaptability, high combat, sea-keeping capabilities and are cost-efficient to operate, which results in a lower life cycle cost.
Built in Germany
Built in customer shipyards with material packages and technology transfer from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
Frigates and corvettes with MEKO® Technology since 1983
ships built in customer shipyards
Proven design MEKO® A-100
Ships performance designed into a holistic integrated system for any required future scenario
We ensure continued operation of the vessel – from conception to decomissioning
The Consortium Águas Azuis has proven Transfer of Technology,
Local Content and Offset expertise based on concrete references
Tupi class submarine: built in Rio de Janeiro Navy’s Arsenal with technical support from HDW and incorporated into the Brazilian Navy in the 1990s.
Atech, an Embraer’s company, was selected by the Brazilian Navy to be responsible for instrumentation and systems that implement the control and protection of LABGENE (Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory) at the three levels of the plant: operation, control and process.
Developed by Atech, SIVAM (Amazon Surveillance System) is a wide database shared by all government agencies operating in the Amazon region, collecting, treating and making available information for actions to control and defend the territory, air space and its environment.
Atech has developed the TDMS (Naval Mission Tactical System) that is being used in the Brazilian Navy’s H225M helicopters as part of the H-XBR program. It is also part of the Brazilian Government's transfer of technology program for P-3AM ORION, Brazilian Air Force’s maritime patrol aircraft.
In partnership with IPqM (Navy Research Institute), Atech developed the new version of the SDAC (Detection, Monitoring and Contacts Classification) system for the Tupi-class submarines
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Germany’s third-largest defence company and world market leader in conventional submarines, has recorded a pleasing development: by 2023, the company will be investing 250 million euro in Kiel. Its objective is to develop the shipyard into an international competence centre for conventional submarine construction. Thanks to the currently good development with new […]
thyssenkrupp and Embraer equip the Brazilian Navy for the future The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, was selected by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four defense ships in the Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program (CCT) as preferred bidder. The result was announced today (March 28th) […]
Dr. Georg Witschel participated in a roundtable promoted on February 14 in Itajaí with executives from thyssenkrupp, Embraer, Oceana and local business entities The German Ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Georg Witschel, visited on Thursday (14/02) the facilities of the Oceana Shipyard, located in Itajaí (SC). Accompanied by the Defense Industry Attaché of the Embassy, […]
The German group believes in a new wave of investments and a resumption of the economy The German group thyssenkrupp begins 2019 with the expectation of growth in Brazil in the double-digit range, driven by a new wave of investments and by the resumption of the country’s economy. Among the sectors that it serves, […]
An international bid conducted by the Brazilian Navy for purchasing four high technological complexity military vessels, the Tamandaré class corvettes, is entering a decisive phase. The vessels will be built in the country with a 30% to 40% national content requirement and will require a US$ 1.6 billion investment over eight years. By the end […]