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Brazilian Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 43 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Brazilian Navy (2022). The service currently counts 43 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.




Total Units: 43
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TvR:
39.9
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
24/33
A total of 33 naval services from 33 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 1 units
Submarines: 7 units
Fleet Core: 32 units
Amphib Asslt: 3 units
FORCE BALANCE:

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.
SUPPLIERS:
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HULL PREFIX:
"BNS"
ESTABLISHED:
1822
200 yrs ago
as the "Marinha do Brasil"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
25.7
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Helicopter Carriers (1)


Hulls focused on launching, retrieval, and maintenance of mulitiple rotary-wing platforms.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
4yrs
Atlantico
A140
Ocean-class

Total Units: 1 (2%)


NOTES: Atlantico is the former Royal Navy HMS Ocean.




Submarines (7)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
33yrs
Tupi
S30
Tupi-class
28yrs
Tamoio
S31
Tupi-class
26yrs
Timbira
S32
Tupi-class
23yrs
Tapajo
S33
Tupi-class
17yrs
Tikuna
S34
Tupi-class
4yrs
Riachuelo
S40
Scorpene-class
2yrs
Humailta
S41
Scorpene-class

Total Units: 7 (16%)


NOTES: The Tupi-class is the German-built Type 209 series submarine.




Frigates (5)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
45yrs
Defensora
F41
Niteroi-class
44yrs
Constituicao
F42
Niteroi-class
44yrs
Liberal
F43
Niteroi-class
43yrs
Independencia
F44
Niteroi-class
42yrs
Uniao
F45
Niteroi-class

Total Units: 5 (12%)


NOTES: The first four vessels of the Niteroi-class were built in England; Brasil U27 is used in a training role.




Mine Warfare (5)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
50yrs
Aratu
M15
Aratu-class
49yrs
Atalaia
M17
Aratu-class
49yrs
Aracatuba
M18
Aratu-class
48yrs
Abrolhos
M19
Aratu-class
48yrs
Albardao
M20
Aratu-class

Total Units: 5 (12%)


NOTES: All Aratu-class ships were built in Germany.




Offshore Patrol Vessels (22)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
67yrs
Caboclo
V19
Imp. Marinheiro-class
10yrs
Amazonas
P120
Amazonas-class
10yrs
Apa
P121
Amazonas-class
9yrs
Araguari
P122
Amazonas-class
29yrs
Bracui
P60
Bracui-class
29yrs
Benevente
P61
Bracui-class
29yrs
Bocaina
P62
Bracui-class
29yrs
Babitonga
P63
Bracui-class
13yrs
Macae
P70
Macae-class
12yrs
Macau
P71
Macae-class
29yrs
Grajau
P40
Grajau-class
28yrs
Guaiba
P41
Grajau-class
28yrs
Grauna
P42
Grajau-class
28yrs
Goiana
P43
Grajau-class
27yrs
Guajara
P44
Grajau-class
27yrs
Guapore
P45
Grajau-class
27yrs
Gurupa
P46
Grajau-class
26yrs
Gurupi
P47
Grajau-class
26yrs
Guanabara
P48
Grajau-class
24yrs
Guaruja
P49
Grajau-class
24yrs
Guaratuba
P50
Grajau-class
23yrs
Gravatai
P51
Grajau-class

Total Units: 22 (51%)




Amphibious Assault (3)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
7yrs
Bahia
G40
Foudre-class
21yrs
Mattoso Maia
G28
Newport-class
13yrs
Almirante Saboia
G25
Round Table-class

Total Units: 3 (7%)


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