Brazilian Navy Commissions Second Scorpene Submarine in ProSub Program

Brazilian Scorpene submarines will feature Naval Group's new-generation F21 heavy-weight torpedo
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  • 06:15 AM, January 13, 2024
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Brazilian Navy Commissions Second Scorpene Submarine in ProSub Program
Humaita, the second submarine of the Scorpene class

The Brazilian Navy officially commissioned the Humaitá, the second submarine of the Scorpène class, as part of the ProSub program.

The ceremony, attended by Brazilian Minister of Defence, José Mucio Monteiro, and French General Delegate for Armaments, Emmanuel Chiva, celebrated the completion of sea trials and the submarine's entry into service.

Built entirely in Brazil by Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN), the Humaitá stands as a testament to the fruitful Transfer of Technology collaboration with Naval Group.

The ProSub program, initiated in 2009 as part of the French-Brazilian strategic defense cooperation agreement, aims to bolster Brazil's submarine force with four new conventional submarines (SSK) and develop an indigenous nuclear-powered submarine (SSN). The Scorpène submarines are a crucial component of this initiative, with the Riachuelo commissioned in September 2022, the Humaitá now in service, and the remaining two, Tonelero and Angostura, set to launch in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

The program involved comprehensive training for Brazilian welders, formers, pipe fitters, and electricians, enabling ICN to master the entire submarine production process.

The stealthy Scorpène submarine is equipped with the latest generation combat system, SUBTICS. Its multipurpose capabilities encompass Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine Warfare, special operations, and intelligence gathering. The submarine's combat edge is further highlighted by its six weapon launching tubes and capacity for 18 weapons, including torpedoes and missiles.

The Brazilian Scorpène submarines, adapted to meet specific naval needs, will feature Naval Group's new-generation F21 heavy-weight torpedo.

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