Paramarine marine software selected by the Brazilian Navy for submarine design and development programme

10 May 2011

Portsmouth, UK - Paramarine advanced marine design software, the world's leading solution for submarine design developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by the Brazilian Navy to support design work on a fleet of new Brazilian submarines. Paramarine is used by five of the top submarine builders in the world for design and analysis with more than 20% of the current new build submarines using the software. It is also used by several Governments worldwide to inform procurement decisions and support their current fleets.

The Brazilian Navy is a branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and is the largest navy in Latin America. It has over 100 ships in commission, and others in construction, process of acquisition, and modernization including 5 fully operational submarines. The Brazilian Navy is planning to build and incorporate in the next decades a fleet 11 submersibles (6 new and five refurbished), making it the most dissuasive fleet of South America.

“We selected Paramarine because it is the most powerful submarine design tool available for hydrostatic calculations on the market today. Its track record of extensive use around the world by navies, shipbuilders and governments has created a solution that is rich in features and capabilities. Paramarine can effectively and efficiently handle the complex issues that submarines pose, from submerged stability through to trim and inclining experiments,” said Captain De Moura of the Brazilian Navy.

Paramarine is based on 20 years’ experience in marine design and has a wealth of submarine specific analyses in one integrated product. Confidence in its capabilities comes from the independent validation of results and that it is approved for use by the UK MoD. In addition thousands of concept vessels have been modelled and their stability analysed using the software tool. It is been deployed by many of the world’s leading shipbuilders, as well as some of the world’s leading universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. The recent launch of the latest version of Paramarine (V7) has further extended the software’s functionality with enhancements to its reporting, concurrent design and documentation capabilities.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by the Brazilian Navy which further reinforces our position as the premier submarine software design solution in the world. The last eighteen months has seen a rapid expansion in the use of Paramarine by both governments and navies but also extensively in commercial vessel design,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC. ​