Tamandare-class frigates’ configuration released by the Brazilian Navy

Tamandare-class frigate rendering

According to an article released by Defesa Aérea&Naval, the Brazilian Navy’s General Directorate of Material released the exact weapon, sensor and propulsion system configuration of its future Tamandare-class frigates.

The configuration information stated by the Brazilian Navy as follows;


– MBDA SEA CEPTOR next-generation air defence weapon system
– MSS MANSUP (National anti-ship missile)
– Leonardo 76/62 MM Super Rapid gun
– Rheinmetall Sea Snake 30MM gun
– SEA TLS-TT torpedo launch system
– Terma C-Guard decoy launching system


– Hensoldt TRS-4D Multi-function surveillance and target acquisition radar
– Thales STIR 1.2 tracking and illumination radar system
– Atlas Elektronik ASO 713 Hull Mounted Sonar
– Raytheon Surface Search Radar (S-Band);
– MAGE MB/Omnisys Defender MK3;
– SAFRAN PASEO XLR Electro-optic fire control and surveillance system
– Raytheon Navigation Radars (Band X)

Tamandare class design

Management Systems:

– Atlas-ANCS Combat Management System
– L3 MAPPS Integrated Platform Management System

Propulsion System:

– Main engine MAN – 12V 28/33D STC.

About Tamandare-class frigate:

The Tamandaré class are a new class of future general purpose frigates for the Brazilian Navy, based on the MEKO family of ships. The project is being developed by the Ministry of Defence and the Águas Azuis consortium, composed of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Embraer Defense & Security. The construction of the four planned frigates will begin in 2021 and are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and 2028.

The contract of € 2 billion, was signed between the Brazilian government and the winning consortium on 6 March 2020, with the start of construction of the first of the four frigates planned for 2021.[12] The Brazilian Navy plans to order two more class frigates, extending the total to six boats.

In January 2021, TKMS confirmed the acquisition of the Oceana shipyard in Itajaí, becoming the company’s first shipyard in Latin America, with the objective of building the new Brazilian frigates, and future sales to other navies in the region.

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