Naval Group at Expodefensa 2019

December 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – Naval Group is the European leader in naval defence 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 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 able to offer fully armed ships with their combat systems and the equipment necessary for their…

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Subcontract signed for the Attack class submarine weapon discharge system

November 23, 2019 – Naval Group has signed a subcontract with Babcock International Group PLC for the design of the weapon discharge system for the Attack class submarines. The development of the weapon discharge system is critical to the overall design of the Attack class submarine. Its purpose is to launch the submarine main weapons, including torpedoes and anti-ship missiles. Babcock is a proven in‑service supporter for systems that have already been installed on the Collins class submarine and Hobart class guided missile destroyers. The subcontract with Babcock will support…

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Naval Group & Fincantieri Joint Venture Named NAVIRIS

October 30, 2019 – Following the announcement made on 14 June 2019, when the operational terms for the incorporation of a 50/50 owned joint venture between Naval Group and Fincantieri were settled out, today the two companies announced the name of the new company: NAVIRIS, which recalls a robust partnership that guarantees a higher quality know-how, projected to an international scenario. The name was presented during the recent Steering Committee held in Genoa (it meets every quarter alternatively in France and Italy) and is a new step in the strong…

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Naval Group Begins Construction of First FTI Frigate Admiral Ronarc’h

October 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The cutting of the first sheet of the defense and intervention frigate (FDI) took place on the Naval Group site in Lorient. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, the General Delegate for Armament, Joel Barre, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Prazuck, his Greek counterpart, Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis, numerous foreign delegations and Naval Group Chairman and CEO Hervé Guillou. This first ship of a series of five will be delivered in 2023. Sylvain Perrier,…

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Signature of MoU between Naval Group Pacific and MacTaggart Scott

October 14, 2019 – Naval Group and MacTaggart Scott Australia (MTSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding during PACIFIC 2019 in the frame of Naval Group Pacific countermeasures projects in Australia. Naval Group and MacTaggart Scott Australia are proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Pacific Maritime Exposition 2019. MacTaggart Scott, a first class industry player in Australia, has been pre-selected by Naval Group Pacific to maximise Australian Industry Capability and to enlarge the Naval Group’s Defence Technological and Industrial Base (DTIB) in the country. The cooperation…

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Naval Group Pacific and Flinders University Announce Partnership

October 10, 2019 – New applications of advanced technologies in the shipyard will be the focus of a major partnership between Naval Group and Flinders University in Adelaide. In support of Naval Group’s Digital Shipyard vision, Flinders will conduct a range of research trials including applications of mobile machining robots and exoskeleton technologies, providing assistive manufacturing capabilities in shipbuilding for improved quality, safety and productivity. Francois Romanet, CEO of Naval Group Pacific and Professor Colin Stirling, Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University welcomed the partnership saying that this ground-breaking ‘Industry 4.0’ research…

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Commissioning of INS Khanderi

September 30, 2019 – On 28 September 2019, INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Kalvari-class submarine, was commissioned by the hands of Honourable Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in presence of Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Shripad Naik, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Arvind Sawant, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, CMD MDL Commodore Rakesh Anand (IN Retd.) and several other dignitari es. INS Khanderi is totally built by Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of technology transfer and partnership with…

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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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