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BAE Systems wins contract for the Artisan Radar on Brazilian aircraft carrier NAM Atlantico.

| 2022

According to information published by BAE Systems on July 27, 2022, the company has signed a five-year contract to support its ARTISAN Radar on the Brazilian Navy’s flagship, the multipurpose aircraft carrier NAM Atlântico.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Signature of the contract between the Brazilian Navy and BAE Systems (Picture source: BAE Systems)

The new contract will provide through-life support for both the BAE Systems ARTISAN Radar and associated DNA2 Combat Management System (CMS) fitted to the NAM Atlântico, delivering class-leading operational availability to the flagship.

The ARTISAN Radar aspect of the contract will deliver corrective and preventative maintenance including the provision of spare parts, which will be manufactured by BAE Systems in the UK and held in Brazil. It will also provide a help-desk facility, which will be operated remotely from the UK to assist the team in Brazil.

Skills and knowledge transfer agreement will see the BAE Systems radar team provide hands-on training to the Brazilian Navy as part of regular, planned engineering visits to the Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ) in Guanabara Bay, near Rio de Janeiro.

We provide in-service support for ARTISAN radar which is currently in service with the Royal Navy on board the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and Type 23 frigates and selected for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

ARTISAN naval surveillance radar will provide NAM Atlântico surface & air surveillance and air traffic management of both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

Brazil became an operator of the radar with the purchase of LPH HMS Ocean from the United Kingdom in 2018. The DNA2 element of the contract will also deliver a planned modernization package of the ship’s CMS in order to address obsolescence.

About the Brazilian aircraft carrier Atlantico

NAM Atlântico (A140) (previously PHM Atlântico (A140)) is a landing ship and current flagship of the Brazilian Navy. Originally constructed in the United Kingdom for service with the Royal Navy as landing platform helicopter, she was commissioned on 30 September 1998 as HMS Ocean, serving until being decommissioned on 27 March 2018, and then commissioned into service with Brazil the following June.

The ship can reach a cruise speed of 10 (12 mph; 19 km/h) knots and a top speed of 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 8,000 miles (13,000 km).

The NAM Atlântico is powered by two Crossley Pielstick 16 PC2.6 V 200 medium-speed diesel engines, rated at 23,904hp, with two independent shafts and a five-bladed fixed-pitch propeller.

She is equipped with four 30 mm DS30M Mk 2 remote weapon systems, four miniguns, eight General purpose machine guns, and a KH1007 surface surveillance radar system.

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