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Brazilian Navy's DGMM details its modernisation organisation

The Brazilian Navy has organised to better modernise its forces with programmes such as the development of the Riachuelo-class submarines, the lead ship shown here. (Brazilian Navy)

The Navy Directorate-General for Material (Diretoria-Geral do Material da Marinha: DGMM) of the Brazilian Navy has designed a new plan to better organise its role in the modernisation of the service, the DGMM told Janes.

This modernisation, known as the β€˜The Navy of Tomorrow', is guided by the Navy Strategic Plan 2040, which establishes strategic programmes to provide Brazil with a modern naval force of a size compatible with the country's political stature by 2040, the DGMM told Janes.

The Marinha do Brasil has organised its needs into seven strategic programmes: Modernisation of Naval Power; Obtaining Full Operational Capacity (OCOP); Navy Nuclear Program (PNM); Blue Amazon Management System (SisGAAz); Personnel – Our Biggest Patrimony; Maritime Mindset; and Expansion of Logistics Support Capacity for Operational Assets.

The DGMM has the task of executing the SisGAAz and the OCOP efforts, as well as the Modernisation of Naval Power. The Modernisation of Naval Power includes the Submarine Development Program (PROSUB) and the Marine Corps Combat Power Strategic Program (PROADSUMUS); however, these two programmes are carried out by the Directorate-General for Nuclear and Technological Development of the Navy (DGDNTM) and Marine Materiel Command (CMatFN) respectively, the DGMM told Janes.

The programmes, subprogrammes, projects, and other modernisation efforts run by the DGMM as part of SisGAAz, OCOP, and the Modernisation of Naval Power strategic programmes are aimed at both gradually modernising the navy and contributing to further developing the country's defence industrial sector, the DGMM told Janes.

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