The Ăguas 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 TamandarĂ© Corvettes Class Program (CCT) as preferred bidder. The result was announced today (March 28nd) and represents a new milestone for the country’s maritime defense and naval industry.
With ThyssenKrupp Marine Systemsâ leadership and its naval systems expertise, the Ăguas Azuis Consortium companies will now form an SPC (Specific Purpose Company) for the implementation phase of the program. Based on a long-term relationship and strong presence in Brazil, companies and their subsidiaries have built a solid national partnership with proven capability to retain technology and ensure its development not only for the CCT Program but also for future strategic defense projects in the country.
“We are very honored by the Brazilian Navy to entrust us with the mission to build the TamandarĂ© Corvettes Class. Being part of the CCT Program reinforces our leadership position and the proven technologies we have offered to the naval defense industry around the world for almost two centuriesâ, said Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. “This partnership will bring high-skilled jobs and technology to Brazil, strengthening its defense industryâ, Wirtz adds.
“In this consortium with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, we offer a solid national partnership model with proven capability to retain the transfer of technology, ensuring its development for future strategic defense projects in Brazil. We have always been confident and todayâs result demonstrates that our proposal has truly addressed the operational needs of the Brazilian Navyâ, said Jackson Schneider, President, and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.