Brazil issues request for proposals for Tamandaré-class corvettes

The Brazilian Navy on Tuesday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of new Tamandaré-class corvettes.

The RFP was announced at the Brazilian Naval Academy by defense minister Raul Jungmann and navy chief Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira.

Brazil is planning to invest US$1.6 billion to acquire four corvettes in the class. The country is looking to receive the first unit in the class by 2021-22.

The vessels are to be built in Brazil, or with great involvement of the Brazilian industry, in collaboration with a foreign shipbuilder.

According to the Brazilian Navy’s Ships Projects Center (CPN), the corvettes should be measuring 103 meters in length and displacing up to 2,790 tons.

When it comes to armament, it is known that the ships will be equipped with MBDA’s SeaCeptor air defense missile system which was selected by Brazil in 2014.