From 5-7 September, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, DCNS will participate in DEFSEC Atlantic international trade show. DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovative player in energy. As a prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, 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 frigates programme combines the latest technologies developed by the DCNS group. These technological and engineering advances make the FREMM frigates world leaders in their class. France’s total order is 11 vessels and the delivery is scheduled from 2012 to 2022. In addition, one FREMM frigate is currently under construction for Morocco.
The innovative Gowind® vessels, a new family of two type vessels designed by DCNS: The Gowind® OPV is designed to meet the operational needs of a large number of navies focusing on coastal missions/homeland security. A first ship is already used by the French Navy since October 2011. With a length overall of 87 metres and 1,400 tonnes displacement, the Gowind OPV will offer three weeks’ blue- water endurance, a range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of 21 knots. Bigger, Gowind® Combat is a multi-mission corvette (100 metres, 2,400 tonnes). She has a comprehensive Combat System for full- scale multi-threat missions, including a complete ASW, AAW, and ASuW suites.
The Mistral-Class LHD. With a length of 199 metres and a displacement of 21,500 tonnes, a Mistral-Class LHD offers a global projection capability for troops and materiel. Mistral-Class LHD also offers ample capacity as hospital ships or for large-scale humanitarian missions. The design features electric propulsion using azimuth pods and high-level automation compatible with a complement of just 170. A high- performance communications suite, a 3D surveillance radar and a Senit 9 combat management system (CMS) make the type ideal as a naval force command vessel.
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