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Products and solutions Mar 25, 2019 4:00 PM

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems presents its naval solutions at LAAD 2019

  • The German company offers a comprehensive portfolio of Submarines, Surface Naval Vessels and Marine Defense Equipment

  • Event takes place from April 2nd to 5th, in Rio de Janeiro

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will be one of the main exhibitors of LAAD Defense & Security - one of the largest and most important events in the sector in Latin America. The trade show brings together manufacturers and technology suppliers for the Armed Forces and Special Forces, as well as security managers for large corporations, service concessionaires and critical infrastructure.

Considered one of the world's leading suppliers of naval systems, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will present its solutions for Submarines, Surface Naval Vessels and Marine Defense Equipment that are recognized for their technological excellence, reliability and longevity.

Currently, the company is a member of the Águas Azuis Consortium, in partnership with Embraer Defesa & Segurança and Atech, which is participating in the bid for the CCT – Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program. The result of the bid is going to be announced in March 2019.

Reliable technology

Among the company's highlights are surface naval vessels such as Class 123, 124 and 125 frigates, as well as MEKO® Class corvettes and frigates, which feature robust, modular and innovative design, proven in decades of marine service all around the world.

With more than 100 years of experience and state-of-the-art technology in submarines (including air-independent fuel cell-based propulsion), thyssenkrupp Marine Systems provides highly trained and stealthy submarines for 27 navies, operating in the most extreme environments in the world.

World reference through proven solutions in the shipbuilding sector, MEKO® Class offers exceptional strength, better stability to damage, mission adaptability, high combat capability and sea maintenance, life through durability and lower cost of service through a differentiated design philosophy.

With five generations of frigates and corvettes, the MEKO® Class is one of the most revolutionary concepts in shipbuilding worldwide. Thanks to the design iteration, the best design features of each class evolve into the next, ensuring that new generations of ships have solid, consolidated technology, materials and standards.

Since the early 1980s, 82 MEKO® Class frigates and corvettes have already been delivered to Marines in 14 countries. Of these, 37 were built outside Germany in the contractor's country, which testifies thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ solid expertise in Transfer of Technology and cooperation with shipyards and other local suppliers.

Another highlight of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems at the event will be the solutions of its subsidiary ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a global provider of state-of-the-art technologies for the marine vessel market, recognized worldwide for its sonar navigation systems and Combat Management System (CMS).

LAAD Defense & Security - International Defense and Security Fair - takes place from April 2nd to 5th and will be held at Riocentro - Salvador Allende Avenue, 6.555, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. The thyssenkrupp’s booth is the M.34, located in Pavilion 3.

Long-term relationship with Brazil

Incorporated into the Brazilian Navy in 1987, the first Tupi-Class submarine was built at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Kiel, Germany. After this first submarine, four other units - Tamoio, Timbira, Tapajó and Tikuna - were built at the Navy Arsenal in Rio de Janeiro, based on thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ design and technology.

These vessels are still in operation and are of fundamental importance for patrolling the Brazilian coast. They were also part of the first project of the strategy cycle "Design, Construction and Repairs", a broad Transfer of Technology concept and know-how for the Brazilian Navy as well as for the Brazilian naval industry.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems also participated in the Barroso Corvette Class project (1994 - 2009) providing a package of materials for the Brazilian Navy. This ship was built in the Navy Arsenal based on Inhaúma Corvette Class. In the case of Barroso, several improvements were incorporated, such as longer length, improved C3 capability, helicopter capacity, improved stealth and better navigability attributes. The configuration of weapons and sensors was also improved.

About thyssenkrupp Marine Systems:

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the world’s leading system suppliers for submarines and naval surface vessels as well as for maritime security technologies. With nearly 5,500 employees, the company has a history of naval shipbuilding that dates back centuries and offers state-of-the-art technologies, innovations and extensive and dependable services to customers around the world. With its Operating Units Submarines, Surface Vessels, Naval Electronic Systems and Services, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is part of the thyssenkrupp Group.


The ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group stands for maritime and naval solutions for surface, submarines and coast systems. The company holds a leading position in all fields of maritime high technology, including command & control systems for submarines and surface vessels, sonars and sensors, mine warfare systems, heavyweight torpedoes, coastal surveillance systems and in-service support. ATLAS has established a worldwide customer portfolio. The naval electronics specialist is a company of thyssenkrupp and has a workforce of around 2200 highly skilled employees.

About thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial company with a long tradition in the materials market and growing participation in the capital goods and services sector. Always aiming at sustainable progress, the company has more than 161,000 employees in 78 countries who work with passion and technological experience in the development of high-quality products as well as in intelligent processes and services for the industry. Competence and commitment are the foundation of our success. In fiscal year 2017/2018, thyssenkrupp achieved a global turnover of approximately 42.7 billion euros.

Developing business in Brazil since 1837, thyssenkrupp employs approximately 8,000 employees in all regions of the country in the automotive, energy, infrastructure, mining, cement, civil construction, chemical, petrochemical and defense sectors. For two consecutive years, the company is among the five most innovative in capital goods by Valor Inovação ranking, conducted by Valor Econômico newspaper in partnership with PwC.