Mast with sensors for communication, navigation and identification of targets
in surveillance and monitoring setup, with drone support payload
The USV Suppressor is an uncrewed vessel model developed in partnership with EMGEPRON (Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais) of the Brazilian Navy. With 11.5 meters in length, 3.6 meters in breadth and compatibility with the main equipment used for maritime mine warfare, the USV Suppressor is a state-of-the-art defense solution, capable of carrying out missions in the most hostile environments.
The vessel's design also pays attention to strategic mobility requirements, essential for its optimized operation by the Armed Forces. The USV is compatible for land transport via road and rail trailers (in a model commonly used by the Marine Corps), by cargo aircraft (such as the Embraer KC-390) and LPD-type ships (such as the NDM Bahia), which can operate as control ships or motherships. Packed in a 20-foot container, the USV Suppressor's control system will allow for operation from future Tamandaré-class frigates.
The operational concept of the vessel presents itself as a force multiplier, enhancing human capacity and reducing exposure to risks, the number of personnel on board and operating costs. The USV will also allow for an increase in efficiency, persistence and, consequently, it will optimize the scanning area per operation.
Scheduled for launch in 2025, the project will consolidate Brazilian maritime technology among the most technologically advanced in the world.