Rohde & Schwarz said it will provide communications and intelligence suite for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class frigates.
A contract pertaining to the same was signed between Rohde & Schwarz and Águas Azuis consortium composed of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Embraer Defense & Security.
The contract covers development, design, production, integration and acceptance of the external and internal communication suite and provision of communication electronic support measures (C-ESM).
Águas Azuis Consortium will build four surface combatants based on the MEKO A100 design for the Brazilian Navy under the Tamandaré Frigates Class program. All vessels will be built in Brazil with delivery scheduled between 2024 and 2029.
Rohde & Schwarz will provide the external communications architecture, the modern and fully IP-based integrated communications system (NAVICS) of the frigates, and cutting-edge antenna systems.
In addition to external communications, NAVICS provides onboard communications and ensures a multilevel security architecture that allows secure, trusted and tamper-proof communications, i.e. third parties will not be able to interfere with information exchange. The company’s naval C-ESM passive sensor and antenna solutions enable the frigate to exploit the electromagnetic spectrum and adversary communications in order to counter conventional and asymmetric threats against their coastlines, national borders and logistics channels.
The 107.2m long Tamandaré class frigates will have a displacement of 3,500 metric tons. They will each be fitted with two PASEO XLR sights. The two-shaft propulsion system will consist in four diesel engines MAN 12V 28/33 DSTC, electric power provided with four Caterpillar C32 diesel generators. The maximum speed of the design is 28 knots, economic – 14 knots.