Rohde & Schwarz provides communication systems for Tamandaré-class frigates

Artistic image of Tamandaré-class frigates (Brazilian Navy)

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract from the Águas Azuis Consortium to supply the communications and intelligence suites for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré Frigates Class program.

Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen by the Águas Azuis Consortium for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré Frigates Class program to be fully responsible for the development, design, production, integration and acceptance of the external and internal communication suite and will supply communication electronic support measures (C-ESM), Rohde & Schwarz announced.

The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, has been selected by the Brazilian Navy to construct four surface combatants based on the MEKO A100 design as part of 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.

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“Rohde & Schwarz already has systems installed onboard naval vessels (Barroso class) and with the air force. This means the current solution will extend joint interoperability in the Brazilian armed forces,” says Hansjörg Herbold, Vice President of Market Segment Navy Rohde & Schwarz. “An added value is that with Rohde & Schwarz Do Brazil we have a strong local base for engineering support, integration, services and maintenance – a solid footprint that enables local industrial partners to provide naval communications and intelligence system support. We will deliver a safe, future-proof investment for the Brazilian Navy on time and on budget.”

The Brazilian Navy’s General Directorate of Material released the exact weapon, sensor and propulsion system configuration of its future Tamandare-class frigates recently.

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