Ensuring border security, protecting national wealth and organizing high profile events are just some of the needs met by Odebrecht Defense and Technology solutions. Created in 2011, it differentiates itself by offering equipment, integrated command and control systems and defense and security management services with high technology and added value for military and civilian use.
The Defense and Technology area is considered strategic for the national and public security of the countries. That is why, more than 60 years ago, Odebrecht started its relationship with military customers in the domestic market. 15 years ago, this work was expanded to the international scope.
In addition to drawing on the Organization’s vast experience in implementing projects in highly complex environments, Odebrecht Defense and Technology has been making important alliances with recognized companies in this sector.
This combination of expertise made it possible to form high-performance teams, capable of developing strategic, innovative products with technologies customized according to the particularities of each location.
An important step in this direction was taken this year, when Odebrecht took control of Mectron , a manufacturer of aerospace equipment, such as radars, missiles and communication, control and command systems with 20 years of service to the Armed Forces of Brazil and other countries.
Odebrecht Defense and Technology also participates in companies:
- Odebrecht – EADS Defense and Security provides integrated solutions in the sector, in the form of a joint venture;
- Sepetiba Bay Consortium – CBS: manages the National Submarine Development Program and executes the construction of a Shipyard and Naval Base complex;
- Itaguaí Construções Navais – ICN: builds conventional and nuclear submarines;
- Copa Gestão em Defesa SA: structures and manages complex projects in the segment.
Abroad, Odebrecht’s support for the UN Peacekeepers in Angola’s reunification process deserves to be highlighted , after long years of civil war in the African country. Recently, the Organization collaborated, in partnership with the American army, for the reconstruction of New Orleans, in the United States, a city destroyed by successive hurricanes.
Like the Organization, Odebrecht Defense and Technology also hopes to help boost Brazilian industry by using its subsidiaries as export bases for strategic products and services of national interest.