Created in 2011, Odebrecht Defense and Technology offers innovative solutions that are contributing toward Brazilian technological autonomy and that of the country's Armed Forces through projects, technologies and highly complex products designed for military and civilian use.
The Business operates within the context of implementing the Brazilian Government's National Defense Strategy (END) for the modernization of the sector and the restructuring of the national defense industry. In order to develop and apply such advanced technologies, Odebrecht Defense and Technology relies on highly trained teams to meet clients' needs, resulting in a current profile of Members, more than 33% of which have earned from their undergraduate to post-doctorate degree.
Odebrecht Defense and Technology operates in the defense market through the following companies:
Through the companies above, Odebrecht Defense and Technology invests to expand the operational capacity of national defense by training leaders and accumulating knowledge. The business operations are focused on the development of technologies in different segments of the defense market. The main ones include:
A few of the company's recent achievements include:
With the launch of the National Defense Strategy (NDS) in 2008 by the Brazilian Armed Forces, one of the first initiatives was the institution of the Brazilian Navy´s National Submarine Development Program (Prosub). Chosen by the French company DCNS, one of the world leaders in naval defense, Odebrecht became a member of the Baía de Sepetiba Consortium (CBS), which manages the program, and Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN), which is responsible for building the submarines, with technology transfer.
In 2011, the Group's activities were strengthened by the creation of Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia. That same year, the Business acquired control of Mectron, a company that has provided services to the Armed Forces for 20 years, integrating complex systems for the defense, space, and public safety sectors.
Odebrecht Defense and Technology is the only company in Latin America to manufacture an anti-radiation missile and one of only three worldwide with such expertise.