Le Brésil choisit le missile de défense aérienne Sea Ceptor de MBDA pour ses futures corvettes classe Tamandaré | Newsletter navale | Scoop.it

Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy's new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November.

Brazil is planning to build four of the 2,400-tonne Tamandaré-class corvettes (formerly known as the CV03 project), with local shipbuilder VARD Niterói selected to draw up the preliminary design of the vessel in February.

The new corvettes are understood to be broadly based on the design of the Brazilian Navy's existing V34/Barosso-class corvettes. The Tamandaré-class is intended to be fully multirole, featuring both anti-ship and anti-air missile capabilities, a main gun and secondary armament, as well as the ability to embark a helicopter.