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DCNS to showcase wide range expertise at Defexpo India 2014

February 4, 2014

ENP Newswire - 04 February 2014

Release date- 03022014 - Highlights include the Indian Navy's Scorpene SSK, the Mistral-Class LHD, the FREMM frigates together with the Barracuda SSN, Brave, a future Aircraft Carrier design and DCNS' services solutions.

At the centre of the focus, the Scorpene submarine which Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) is producing under ToT from DCNS will be displayed. MDL has successfully absorbed the TOTs for hull manufacturing. The hulls of the 6 submarines are completed. The outfitting of these hull sections is now progressing as per schedule. The First of Class P75 built in MDL should be ready to start Harbour tests and sea trials as per schedule indicated by MDL. The first Scorpene submarine is to be commissioned in 2015. At Defexpo, DCNS local presence will be strong with DCNS India representatives explaining the successful indigenization for the P75 program in India.

'Defexpo is a very important platform for DCNS to showcase the services we can provide to our Customers through genuine transfer of technology, said Bernard Buisson, Managing Director of DCNS India. 'DCNS India set up a dedicated indigenisation programme as part of the transfer of technology (ToT) agreement with Indian naval shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). It received the prestigious 'Excellence in Indigenous Technology' award at Aerospace and Defence Awards 2013'.

DCNS is truly a unique player in naval systems. The Group is the only company developing such a range of solutions with OPVs to CVN and from SSKs to SSBNs and associated services.

The DCNS booth will showcase:

.The Scorpene Family SSKs:

Already chosen by the Chilean, Royal Malaysian, Indian and Brazilian Navies Scorpene-Family submarines represent the state-of-the-art in submarine design and construction and benefits from the latest technologies developed for nuclear-powered classes operated by the French Navy, particularly as regards acoustic discretion and combat system performance. At Defexpo, the Scorpene is presented with its SUBTICS combat system and its optional MESMA AIP section.

SUBTICS combines long-range capabilities in all navigation conditions with powerful weapons (torpedoes, anti-ship missile, counter-measures, land-attack capability). As a fully-integrated system, all functions are operated from Multifunction Common Consoles and its open architecture and modularity guarantee that the system can be adapted to every type of submarines and configured according to operational requirements. It can also be upgraded during its lifetime to fulfil new missions and keep its operational superiority.

.The Barracuda SSN:

A state of the art nuclear submarine for the French Navy dedicated to deal with an ever-growing array of challenges. The Barracuda is designed to undertake blue-water missions anywhere in the world; and to do so either alone or as part of a naval force. The first-of-class SSN Suffren is scheduled to start sea trials early 2016. Six Barracudas will replace the six Rubis/Amethyste-class boats currently in service.

A wide range of expertise in surface ships

.FREMM multimission frigate:

FREMM frigates are among the most technologically advanced surface combatants available on the market. First of Class Aquitaine was delivered to the French Navy at the end of 2012 and the second for the Royal Moroccan Navy was delivered few days ago. Five frigates are currently under construction in Lorient shipyard (Brittany). FREMM frigate Normandie, the follow-on ship was launched at the end of last year. Several sea trials of the ship's propulsion and navigation systems were performed with the end-user and the combat system sea trials are currently under way.


The BRAVE support vessel is DCNS's response to emerging logistic support needs identified by many navies. The ship is ideal for the underway replenishment of all types of products (dry cargo, fuel & other liquids and munitions), to provide logistic support for naval forces and to store and deliver all types of payloads, including dangerous substances.

.The Mistral-Class LHD:

Mistral-Class LHD offers a global projection capability for troops and materiel with ample capacity as a hospital ship or for large-scale humanitarian-aid operations.

Three Mistral-Class LHD are in service in the French Navy and similar ships are currently under way for an export navy customer.

The ship has a length of 199 m, a displacement of 21,500 t and the design features electric propulsion using azimuth pods and high-level automation compatible with a complement of just 170. High-performance communications suite, 3D surveillance radar and a modern Combat System are some of the key capabilities available on this ship able to act as a naval force command vessel

.The Evolved Aircraft Carrier (DEAC):

Providing power projection, sea control and air defence and based on French Navy CVN Charles de Gaulle's combat proven design and aviation system, the DEAC is compatible with all CTOL aircrafts (including Airborne Early Warning aircraft) and features the latest technologies including cutting-edge Combat System (SETIS), UAV integration, advanced conventional propulsion and state-of-the-art platform stabilisation system (SATRAP/COGITE). In addition to the design, DCNS offers customised transfer of technology, material packages, dedicated infrastructures development (i.e. naval base and construction/maintenance shipyard) as well as life support solutions.

Integrated solutions underwater systems


The new-generation torpedo defence system has been especially designed in order to face the most advanced torpedoes which combine intelligence and endurance, while remaining efficient against older torpedoes. Based on the concept of dilution/confusion, CONTRALTO / CANTO is available for surface vessel and submarine. It can be readily incorporated into new-build designs or added to existing ships as part of a refit or modernisation programme. DCNS is delivering this torpedo counter measures (TCM) to the French navy and to the Brazilian navy as well.

.The MU90 lightweight torpedo:

The MU90 is the sole new lightweight torpedo in the world. Designed and built with the most advanced technologies, the MU90 torpedo is capable to counter any type of submarine even acoustically coated, deep diving, fast evasive, deploying anti-torpedo effectors or bottomed in littoral areas. The MU90 torpedo is in service in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Poland, and has been ordered again in 2013.

.Comprehensive services solutions and a local presence:

DCNS provides a wide range of support services during the entire lifecycle of surface ships and submarines. These services stretch from the simplest order of spare parts to the through-life support of complete fleet. DCNS proposes services in naval bases and shipyards from the design, engineering, construction, operation to the maintenance. This global offer is designed to help navies to maintain and expand their self-sufficiency within technology transfer programs.

DCNS India: DCNS India Private Limited was inaugurated in March 2009 in Mumbai. DCNS India is specializing in naval services. DCNS India's main missions are to support the naval shipyards and industries (Naval Technical Advice Department), to develop local services with Indian talents (Design & Marine Engineering Department), to achieve localized production with large base industrial partners (Programme Department) and to extend sourcing opportunities for both local and international needs (Sourcing & Purchasing Department).

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Source: ENP Newswire

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