Brazilian warship heading to Walvis Bay

A high-tech Brazilian ocean patrol vessel will participate in a military exercise involving various African countries.

25 February 2020 | Infrastructure

The Brazilian Navy Ship, Ocean Patrol Vessel (OVP) "Amazonas" departed from the Naval Base of Rio de Janeiro on 17 February and will arrive in Walvis Bay (NAM) on 28 February.

The Amazonas will participate in an exercise to train African countries in the protection of the Gulf of Guinea.

The warship will make an operational and representative visit to the ports of Walvis Bay (NAM), São Tome (STP) and Luanda (AGO) as part of the “Obangame Express 2020” military exercise.

The OVP Amazonas will carry out exercises on the coast of Angola, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the exercise which take place every year.

Military personnel from several navies will be on board to strengthen ties and compare active procedures. The exercise involves military personnel from Africa, Europe and Americas.

The operation will exercise and evaluate regional interoperability, multinational command and control relationship and the maritime proficiency of African countries with their Gulf of Guinea regional partners, together with Americans and Europeans.

During the exercise, maritime interdiction operations, approach techniques and medical, meteorological and weapon training will take place with the boarding team of the participating African countries.

The aim of the training is to enable participating countries to provide maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea against piracy, drugs and arms trafficking, hijacking, illegal fishing and other illicit activities in the region.

The Amazonas Class OPVs are designed to conduct economic exclusion zone (EEZ) patrol missions and can be deployed in maritime security, humanitarian relief and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.

Each vessel can accommodate 70 crew members and 50 embarked troops or passengers. The ample deck space allows the carriage of six 6m ISO containers, a 16t crane, and a Pacific 24 fast interceptor craft.

The Amazonas Class OPV has a length of 90m and a maximum beam of 13.5m.

The main gun mounted on the forward bow deck is a DS30M Mark 2 system mounting a 30mm Mark 44 Bushmaster II cannon. The secondary armament includes two 25mm guns.

The aft helicopter deck of Amazonas Class OPV allows the operation of one helicopter. The embarked helicopter allows extended range patrols, troop transfers, and SAR missions.

The OPV can operate at sea continuously for 35 days.

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