Businesses and InterestsDefense and Technology

Guaranteeing the safety of borders, protecting national wealth and organizing high visibility events are only some of the needs met by Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia solutions. Created in 2011, the company has earned a name for itself by offering equipment, integrated command and control systems and defense and security management services equipped with high technology and added value for military and civil use.

The Defense and Technology area is considered strategic for countries' national and public security. That is why Odebrecht began its relationship with national Clients from the military area over 60 years ago. Fifteen years ago, this work was expanded into the international sphere.

In addition to benefiting from the Organization’s vast experience implementing developments in highly complex environments, Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia has formed important alliances with recognized companies in this sector.

This joining of expertise has allowed it to form high performance teams capable of developing strategic and innovative products with customized technologies based on the specific characteristics of each site of operation.

Odebrecht took an important step in this sense this year when it assumed shareholder control of Mectron, a manufacturer of aerospace equipment, such as radars, missiles and communication, control and command systems with 20 years of experience providing services to the Brazilian Armed Forces and those of other countries.

Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia also holds stake in the following companies:

  • Odebrecht – EADS Defesa e Segurança offers integrated solutions in the sector under the form of a joint venture;
  • Baía de Sepetiba Consortium – CBS: manages a National Submarine Development Program and is currently constructing a Ship Yard and Naval Base complex;
  • Itaguaí Construções Navais – ICN: builds conventional and nuclear submarines;
  • Copa Gestão em Defesa S.A.: structures and manages complex projects in the segment.

On an international level, Odebrecht supports the UN Peacekeeping Forces in the Angolan reunification process, after long years of civil war in the African country. Recently, the Organization worked together with the U.S. Army to help rebuild New Orleans after it was destroyed by successive hurricanes.

Similarly to the Organization, Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia also hopes to help drive the Brazilian industry by using its subsidiaries as bases for exporting strategic products and services of national interest.