DCNS which is world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector is exhibiting at Pacific 2013 International Maritime Exposition at Sydney, Australia from 7-9 Oct 2013. As a naval prime contractor, systems integrator and shipbuilder, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment, services and new energy solutions. The DCNS stand showcases:
• The FREMM multimission frigate combines the latest technologies developed by the DCNS group. FREMM frigates are among the most technologically advanced and competitively priced on the world market. France’s total order is 11 vessels and the delivery is scheduled from 2012 to 2022. In addition, one FREMM frigate for Marocco is pursuing sea trials in preparation for delivery later this year.
• The OPV Gowind® Adroit is designed to meet the operational needs of a large number of navies focusing on coastal missions/homeland security. During previous stopovers, many navies around the world have been favourably impressed by L’Adroit and recognised the operational benefits of the Gowind® range.
• 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 Scorpene medium-size submarines, already chosen by several navies, represent the state-of-the-art in submarine design and construction and benefit from the latest technologies developed for nuclear-powered classes operated by the French Navy, particularly as regards acoustic discretion and combat system performance.
•The Barracuda, a state of the art 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 and to enter service in 2017. Between 2017 and 2027 six Barracudas will replace the six Rubis/Améthyste-class boats currently in service.
DCNS is also offering a wide range of support services during the entire lifecycle of both surface ships and submarines. These services stretch from the simplest order of spare parts to the through-life support of complete fleet. For 30 years, DCNS has provided the necessary know-how to enable foreign navies or industrial partners to build warships in their own shipyards and with their own work forces. Fully experienced in assisting foreign countries in the development of their own naval shipbuilding capabilities, DCNS has gained valuable experience in managing technology transfers. DCNS track records in Transfer of Technology include submarines for the Pakistan, Indian and Brazilian Navies, and frigates for Singapore.