Ukrainian Defence and shipbuilding companies have announced their intention to bid for Brazil’s Tamandare type corvette construction project, the tender for which is expected in early 2018.
Representatives of the State Enterprise "UkrinMash" and of the Defense Industrial Complex of Ukraine, part of the state-owned "Ukroboronprom", visited Rio- de Janeiro late last month, a press statement from the Ukrainian firm said.
The Brazilian side was briefed about production capacity of Ukrainian shipbuilding companies, as well as capabilities of the Defense Industrial Complex of Ukraine which could be offered as part of the Tamandare type corvette project of the Brazilian Navy.
The two parties made a joint decision on the need for further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Brazil in the field of shipbuilding. In turn, representatives of the Naval Forces Command of Brazil expressed their confidence in the importance of the participation of the enterprises of the Defense Industrial Complex of Ukraine in the construction of the Tamandare type corvette.
At the moment, the State Enterprise "Ukrinmash" together with the enterprises of the Defense Industrial Complex of Ukraine have begun preparation for participation in the tender, the announcement of which is expected in the first quarter of 2018.
Earlier in May this year, the Brazilian Navy kicked off the process for construction of four Tamandaré class corvettes by inviting Brazilian and foreign companies to participate in a future bidding process.
Some 21 companies from different countries answered the Navy’s initial announcement. The release of a request for propsals will take place during the second half of 2017 with the announcement of the technical specifications of the ship’s design.
However it appears that the technical specs would be released only in early 2018.
“Acquiring the corvettes is one of the Navy’s top priorities, along with developing new conventional and nuclear-powered submarines,” said Rear Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, head of the Navy’s Program Management Board, was quoted as saying by a Brazian defence website, Dialogo.
He explained that the decision regarding the Tamandaré class vessels is based on a broader objective of expanding and modernizing the Brazilian Navy’s operational capacity. After that, a series of surface vessels is expected to be acquired, which includes not only corvettes, but also frigates, logistic support vessels, and amphibious ships.
“The main advantage of acquiring Tamandaré class corvettes is the new ship’s flexibility, able to perform an array of tasks like protecting naval units, attacks on submarines, patrolling Brazil’s territorial waters to protect economic activities, and even participating in areas under the auspices of international organizations in support of our foreign policy,” Rear Adm. Petronio stated in comments made to Dialogo.
Ukroboronproms Kherson State Plant, Pallada launched the newest composite autonomous floating dock with a carrying capacity of 7100 tons. After launching, specialists of Palada plant will conduct a full test cycle, after which the dock will undergo American Bureau of Shipping certification for the first time in the history of Ukrainian shipbuilding industry and the Bureau
Elbit Systems has won a $40 million contract from the Brazilian Marine Corps (BMC) for the supply of advanced C4ISR, Electronic Warfare (EW), radio and communication systems. The contract will be performed over a two-year period, the company announced Wednesday
The Brazilian Navy will decommission its sole aircraft carrier, A-12 Sao Paulo, purchased from France in 2000 as the modernization costs are considered excessive by the government. The ship was bought by the then-president Fernando henriquw for US $12 million,
Ukroboronproms subsidiary SpetsTehnoEksport and Indian Reliance Defence have signed a memorandum on joint participation in BMP-2 modernization for the Indian Army. Cooperation primarily relates to the manufacture and supply of components and systems for improving BMP mobility, modernization of sighting and fire control systems
Brazil will be receiving three additional SC-105 Amazonas aircraft meant for search and rescue missions (SAR) from Airbus in 2017. The three new aircraft will feature an electro-optical system for search in the visible and infra-red spectrum that enables detection of aircraft hidden by foliage of a person in sea
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today that its Brazilian technology partner IACIT will open a maintenance facility for IAI-ELTAs airborne and tactical radars. This facility is part of the transfer-of-technology and know-how by IACIT and its technologic partner IAI-ELTA, and will serve the growing number of ELM-2032 Fire Control Radars in use by the Brazilian Navy, as well as the ELM-2022 Maritime Patrol radar in operation with the Brazilian Air Force
Despite opposition from Moscow, Ukraine's Ukroboronprom has decided to pitch for Indian contracts for the supply of components and repair of Russian-origin aircraft of the Indian Air Force, Director General Pavlo Bukin told Defenseworld.net in an interview.
Segments such as Network Centric Warfare, Radars, Weapon systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, Military Communications and Electro Optics are likely to drive the Companys growth in the future, says M V Gowtama, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
Yuri Slyusar, recently appointed President of Irkut Corporation, Russia commented on the structural changes in his organization and the impact this would have on future of the corporation and on important products of Russian aviation manufactured at the Irkutsk Aviation...
Ukraine Tests New Anti-tank Guided Missile System ‘Skif’
Raytheon’s Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Development Tests
Raytheon Wins $136 Million Air and Missile Defense Radar Program Modification Contract
Nexter To Provide 18 105LG1 Artillery Systems To Malaysia’s Army Forces
Ilyushin Offers IL-114-300 As Alternative to AN-24/AN-26 Turbo-prop Aircraft
French Safran to Help Develop Engine for India’s LCA?
Oshkosh Wins Missile Transporters Contract from Qatar, Kuwait
US Approves $259M Sierra Nevada King Air 350ER ISR Aircraft Sale to...
One of the most interesting exhibits at the Dubai Air show 2017 occupies a corner in the Aviation Industries Corporation...
While investigators in India are following up on the money trial in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter scandal, the leads as...
With over 451 submarines in service worldwide, the global market of submarines fleet is expected to surge up to $100...
Amid the proliferation of real-time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional...
Helmets for pilots and ground troops do much more than stopping bullets
As the role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) expands from traditional low-resolution reconnaissance to high-res video and infra-red besides precision-attack,...