Navy Contracts Building Four Frigates in Santa Catarina Shipyard for R$9.1 Billion

It is the first military contract of Bolsonaro's government; the agreement provides for warships to be built in Santa Catarina.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Navy is to conclude the R$9.1 billion contract for the purchase of four advanced frigates of the new Tamandaré class.

It is the first military contract of Jair Bolsonaro's government. The ships will be built in Santa Catarina, at Oceana shipyard, in Itajaí, through the consortium Águas Azuis, made up of three companies: the German Thyssenkrupp Marine System, an its Brazilian associates Atech and Embraer Defense and Security. The first frigate will be delivered in 2024 and the last in 2028.

The signing ceremony will be a technical event held at . . .

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