FGV receives Defense Ministry technical evaluation visit
On September 15, FGV received a delegation from the Defense Ministry as part of a technical evaluation of institutions accredited as “Strategic Defense Companies” – organizations recognized by the ministry for their importance in carrying out activities related to national security.
Strategic Defense Companies’ activities may include researching, developing, producing, acquiring, converting and maintaining defense and security products, services and systems. They must meet some specific conditions, such as being headquartered in Brazil, possessing proven scientific or technological knowledge and ensuring productive continuity in the country.
Technical evaluation visits, coordinated by the Defense Ministry’s Defense Products Department (DEPROD), are designed to verify whether each company’s accreditation conditions, as well as the classification of its products, remain in line with the established rules and standards. They also allow the ministry to strengthen interaction with companies, benefiting the development of the national military-industrial complex.
The Defense Ministry delegation was welcomed by professors Irapoan Cavalcanti, Bianor Cavalcanti, Nivaldo Machado, Maurício Costa, Sérgio Gustavo, André Coelho, Evandro Vaz and Guilherme Marques, who had the opportunity to present FGV and its extensive work in the area of strategic technical and academic projects with the Armed Forces.
FGV’s accreditation as a Strategic Defense Company reflects its track record as a leading scientific production, teaching and dissemination institution, contributing to the national defense sector through a partnership that has grown steadily over the last two decades, involving applied research and courses structured and executed jointly with the Armed Forces, culminating in the academic and professional training of more than 6,000 military officers, 190 of whom went on to become generals.
The partnership also includes the development and implementation of new management processes, encompassing projects related to the Submarine Development Program, the Tamandaré Class Frigate Program, the Antarctic Support Ship, the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor, the Navy Ammunition Factory and the Cyber Guardian Drill.