The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Brazilian Navy (2023). The service currently counts 46 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.
Updated: 12/13/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org
Helicopter Carriers (1)
Hulls focused on launching, retrieval, and maintenance of mulitiple rotary-wing platforms.
NOTES: Atlantico is the former Royal Navy HMS Ocean.
Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.
NOTES: The Tupi-class is the German-built Type 209 series submarine.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.
NOTES: The first four vessels of the Niteroi-class were built in England; Brasil U27 is used in a training role.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.
NOTES: de Noronha (V32) joined the fleet in 1992 at 1,900 tonnes while Barroso (V34) arrived in 2005 at 2,500 tonnes.
Mine Warfare (5)
Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.
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.
Amphibious Assault (3)
Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.
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