Sea Platforms

Ukrainian state firm Ukrinmash details design bid for Brazilian corvette competition

20 July 2018
Ukrinmash's Project 58300 design proposal for the Brazilian corvette competition. Source: Ukrinmash

Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrinmash, part of the Ukroboronprom conglomerate, is proposing a version of its Project 58250 corvette for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvette acquisition programme.

The Brazilian bid, known as the Project 58300 ‘Amazonas’ corvette, is a version of the baseline Ukrainian Project 58280 design by the Nikolayev (Mykolaiv)-based State Research Design Shipbuilding Centre, tailored to meet Brazilian requirements.

Ukrinmash has teamed with Brazilian state-owned shipyard Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ) in its attempt to win the four-ship Tamandaré-class project, which has a current budget of BRL2 billion (USD518.5 million).

Ukrinmash told Jane’s that, if selected, it is ready to deliver the ship as Brazilian Navy intellectual property.

Other companies participating in the Ukrainian proposal include Atlas Elektronik, Rohde & Schwarz, Thales, Leonardo, Zeppelin, Caterpillar, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard, Transas, State Research & Design Shipbuilding Centre, China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation, Mykolayiv Shipyard, Zorya-Mashproekt Gas Turbine Research and Development Complex, and Yuzhnoye State Design Office.

Ukrinmash is proposing the Thales Nederland TACTICOS series combat management system (CMS) for the corvette.

Key characteristics of the design include a full displacement of 2,650 tonnes, a length of 112 m, a beam of 13.5 m, a range of up to 4,000 n miles at 14 kt, a maximum speed of 30 kt, as well as a hangar and flight deck to support operations by a medium-size helicopter up to 11 tonnes. Accommodation will provide for a complement of 110. Endurance is up to 30 days.

The weapon and sensor fit includes two quad surface-to-surface missile launchers, a vertical launcher for surface-to-air missiles, a 76 mm gun system, two 35 mm guns, two triple 324 mm torpedo launchers; two 12.7 mm machine gun mounts; chaff and decoy launchers; 3D medium-range and long-range surveillance radars; hull-mounted and towed sonars; an integrated bridge system; a fire control director; communications, navigation and electronic warfare equipment; a long-range targeting radar; and electro-optical surveillance payloads.

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