The four consortiums led by international shipbuilders vying to win the construction contract for four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose combat corvettes for the Brazilian Navy delivered their best and final offer (BAFO) on 8 March. The winner of the corvette project will be announced at the end of March, the navy told Jane's .
The Brazilian Navy will negotiate the contract for the ships with the winning team.
Damen/Saab-, Naval Group-, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems-, and Fincantieri/Leonardo-led teams were shortlisted on 15 October 2018 by the Navy Programs Management Directorate (DGePM). All four consortiums include Brazilian companies.
The first three consortiums have offered existing proven designs tailored to meet Brazilian Navy requirements, while Fincantieri proposed a design by the Brazilian Navy's Ships Projects Center.
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