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Brazilian Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 46 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Brazilian Navy (2024). 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




Total Hulls: 46

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TvR
39.9
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
25 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 1 units
Submarines: 7 units
Fleet Core: 35 units
Amphib Asslt: 3 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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Hull Prefix
"BNS"
Established
1822
(202 yrs ago)
as the "Marinha do Brasil"
Median Hull Age
31.4
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Helicopter Carriers (1)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
6yrs
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
 
35yrs
Tupi
S30
Tupi-class
30yrs
Tamoio
S31
Tupi-class
28yrs
Timbira
S32
Tupi-class
25yrs
Tapajo
S33
Tupi-class
19yrs
Tikuna
S34
Tupi-class
6yrs
Riachuelo
S40
Scorpene-class
4yrs
Humailta
S41
Scorpene-class

Total Units: 7 (15%)


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




Frigates (6)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
47yrs
Defensora
F41
Niteroi-class
46yrs
Constituicao
F42
Niteroi-class
46yrs
Liberal
F43
Niteroi-class
45yrs
Independencia
F44
Niteroi-class
44yrs
Uniao
F45
Niteroi-class
27yrs
Rademaker
F49
Type 22-class

Total Units: 6 (13%)


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




Corvettes (2)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
32yrs
Julio d.Noronha
V32
Inhauma-class
19yrs
Barroso
V34
Inhauma-class

Total Units: 2 (4%)


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.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
52yrs
Aratu
M15
Aratu-class
51yrs
Atalaia
M17
Aratu-class
51yrs
Aracatuba
M18
Aratu-class
50yrs
Abrolhos
M19
Aratu-class
50yrs
Albardao
M20
Aratu-class

Total Units: 5 (11%)


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
 
69yrs
Caboclo
V19
Imp. Marinheiro-class
12yrs
Amazonas
P120
Amazonas-class
12yrs
Apa
P121
Amazonas-class
11yrs
Araguari
P122
Amazonas-class
31yrs
Bracui
P60
Bracui-class
31yrs
Benevente
P61
Bracui-class
31yrs
Bocaina
P62
Bracui-class
31yrs
Babitonga
P63
Bracui-class
15yrs
Macae
P70
Macae-class
14yrs
Macau
P71
Macae-class
31yrs
Grajau
P40
Grajau-class
30yrs
Guaiba
P41
Grajau-class
30yrs
Grauna
P42
Grajau-class
30yrs
Goiana
P43
Grajau-class
29yrs
Guajara
P44
Grajau-class
29yrs
Guapore
P45
Grajau-class
29yrs
Gurupa
P46
Grajau-class
28yrs
Gurupi
P47
Grajau-class
28yrs
Guanabara
P48
Grajau-class
26yrs
Guaruja
P49
Grajau-class
26yrs
Guaratuba
P50
Grajau-class
25yrs
Gravatai
P51
Grajau-class

Total Units: 22 (48%)




Amphibious Assault (3)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
9yrs
Bahia
G40
Foudre-class
23yrs
Mattoso Maia
G28
Newport-class
15yrs
Almirante Saboia
G25
Round Table-class

Total Units: 3 (7%)


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