Saab and Damen announce partnership for the Tamandaré Class Corvette

In order to meet the needs of the Brazilian Navy, Saab and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding come together to develop the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class Corvettes. The companies are world-leading references in the development of naval solutions.

Saab, a Swedish company with more than 80 years of experience in the Defence industry, will provide, in case the partners' proposal is chosen by the Brazilian Navy, the Saab 9LV combat management system which is known for its flexibility and easy integration of third-party modules as well as high performance mission equipment, used by navies from several countries.

Damen is a global leader in shipbuilding, headquartered in The Netherlands, that has supplied over 6,000 vessels. Over twenty navies throughout the world operate Damen-built vessels. The company will be responsible for supplying the ship Sigma 10514, proven platform that will be adapted to meet the demands of the client.

This project is proposing a large technology transfer programme, in addition to partnerships with local companies, benefiting the Brazilian Defence Industry. The companies are ready to prove to the Brazilian Navy that they are reliable as long-term partners, because this is part of the business culture of these companies.

"Saab is looking forward to the cooperation with Damen and the local partners for the CCT program. We believe our proposal meets the requirements of the Brazilian Navy and offers the added value of industrial cooperation and transfer of technology that are intrinsic to Saabs way of doing business, says Marianna Silva, Head of Saab do Brasil.

"We at Damen appreciate the growingly important task of the Brazilian Navy to safeguard the maritime domain against its existent and future threats and challenges. We are looking forward to participate in a constructive way in this process", says Mr. Richard Keulen, Director Naval Sales of Damen. "We also are confident that our product will integrate perfectly with those of Saab".

Saab, Damen, and partners will be at RIDEX (Rio International Defence Exhibition), in Rio de Janeiro, from June 27th to 29th, at Pier Mauá, in a shared stand located on D24 area.

More information on the proposal of Saab, Damen and partners will be disclosed during the exhibition.

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Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.


Damen Shipyards Group operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.