France and Australia Consolidate Their Alliance With the Launch of Suffren

July 24, 2019 – Delegations and representatives from friendly States met in Cherbourg on July 12 at the launching ceremony of Suffren, first of class new-generation nuclear attack submarine in the Barracuda family. Linda Reynolds, the Minister for Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia, was the guest of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and came on a two-day visit that included a meeting with Florence Parly, the French Defence Minister. The subjects discussed included ways of strengthening the defence bilateral relationship, especially in the Indo Pacific. Reynolds also met the…

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Naval Group Launches First Barracuda Class SSN

July 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 12 2019, during a ceremony presided over by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, Naval Group launched the Suffren, the first of six nuclear submarines of the latest generation in Cherbourg. This event is a key step for the Barracuda program for the benefit of the French Navy. Hervé Guillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Naval Group, said: “We are proud to have presented to the President of the French Republic the first submarine of the Barracuda-class, a symbol of our…

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Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly Attends FS Normandie Delivery

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – Naval Group is extremely honored to host the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. This celebration marks not only the end of work on the six multi-mission frigates, but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defence capabilities and of the Defence and Intervention Frigate (FDI), the first fully digital warships. Hervé Guillou, CEO of Naval Group, and Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, hosted the Minister for the Armed Forces on…

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Belgium Naval & Robotics Awarded MCM Construction Contract

May 22, 2019 – Today, the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group, was awarded the contract to supply twelve mine-hunting vessels to the Belgian and Dutch navies. Equipped with around 100 drones, constituting approximately ten drone systems (toolboxes), six ships are destined for the Belgian Navy, while the other six will be delivered to the Dutch Navy. The contract, worth nearly two billion euros, will last ten years. After a three-year design phase, Belgium Naval & Robotics will launch the production phase of the ships…

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Naval Group at SITDEF 2019

May 13, 2019 – Naval Group is a world leader in naval defence and has been the main provider and partner of the French Navy for over four centuries. Naval Group is one of the rare players in the naval industry to have the capacity to design, build, service and upgrade surface combatants as well as submarines, but also naval infrastructures and naval bases. It is one of the few manufacturers in the world to design a ship as a whole, including the platform, the combat system and the integration…

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Consortium Wins Contract for French Navy Secure Network

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The French defence procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) has awarded the RIFAN 2.1 contract to an industrial consortium headed by Airbus and also comprising the Naval Group and Rohde & Schwarz. This contract was signed for a maximum duration of eight years and up to a maximum amount of € 150 million. The contract covers work to maintain and adapt the existing IP network for the French naval forces, RIFAN 2 (Réseau IP de la Force Aéronavale étape 2), to the needs…

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Naval Group at Colombiamar 2019

March 12, 2019 – From 13th to 15th March 2019, Naval Group participates to Colombiamar in Cartagena de Indias. Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator. Naval Group is the European leader in naval defense and has been the main partner of the French Navy for over four centuries. Naval Group is one of the rare players in the naval industry to have…

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Naval Group Australia and ASC Sign Framework Agreement for Attack Class

February 25, 2019 – Just two weeks after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, pen has been put to paper on another important document for the future of Australia’s submarines. The Government today announced the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Framework Agreement identified ways Naval Group Australia and ASC would collaborate for the provision of supplies and services to each other to support Australia’s sovereign submarine capability. “The Framework Agreement includes workforce development…

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Naval Group at IDEX 2019 and NAVDEX 2019

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17th to 21th February 2019, Naval Group participates to IDEX 2019 and NAVDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator. Naval Group’s has been present in the Middle East for decades and has built trustful partnerships with many navies in the region. Naval Group has a commitment to its customers to provide…

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“Saudi Military Industries” and “Naval” sign memorandum to establish project “Maritime Defense”

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) and France’s Naval Group, which specializes in maritime defense, have signed a memorandum of agreement under which a Saudi company in the field of Saudi maritime defense will be established. The signing of the agreement was signed on the sidelines of the International Defense Exhibition “IDEX” 2019, which was launched yesterday in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. The agreement sets out the framework for the establishment of this joint venture, in order to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s efforts to…

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Naval Group and Royal IHC Partnership for the Netherlands Submarine Replacement

February 7, 2019 – Royal IHC and Naval Group signed their agreement to become core partners in the bid for the Netherlands submarine replacement project. Together they form a robust core team in which both partners bring in their complementary experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defence systems. This partnership is an important step in building an excellent group of companies with the best capabilities to design and build the new submarines while sustaining and further developing the Dutch maritime cluster and submarine capability for the…

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Naval Group Signs Australian Strategic Partnering Agreement

February 11, 2019 – A significant milestone has been achieved today with the signing of the Future Submarine Program Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) by the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) and Naval Group. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence and Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces. The agreement sets out the principles of cooperation between the two partners for the Attack class Submarine Program which will see: the delivery of 12 regionally superior submarines to Australia…

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Four AORs Ordered From Naval Group

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The temporary consortium formed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group has been notified of an order for four Logistic Support Ships (LSS) and of their first six years of operational maintenance. This order for the French Navy is part of the Franco-Italian LSS Program led by OCCAr*, the international Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation, on behalf of DGA, the French Defence Procurement Agency, and of its Italian counterpart NAVARM. The delivery of these ships will take place between the end of 2022 and…

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France Places Order for Four Fincantieri AORs

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – On behalf of the French Defence procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA), OCCAR placed on January 30th a new Logistic Support Ship (LSS) contract for 1.7 b€ (VAT incl.). In accordance with the French Defence planning law 2019-2025, this contract will enable the French Navy to progressively phase out the current logistic fleet and commission 4 brand new vessels, the first two of which shall be delivered by 2025. The LSSs will be modern and highly effective double-hulled ships, which will comply with…

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Opportunities for Local Companies in Future Submarine Program

December 4, 2018 – Local companies are being encouraged to get involved and seek opportunities in Australia’s Future Submarine Program. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has welcomed the latest Future Submarine Program Industry Day which will be held on the 5th of December at the Adelaide Convention Centre. “The $50 billion program will see Australia’s Future Submarines built in Australia, by Australians, using Australian steel,” Minister Pyne said. “These industry forums are valuable events for Australian businesses of all sizes to learn how they can contribute to…

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