French Minister of the Armed Forces Inspects Submarine Perle Repairs

April 13, 2021 – Naval Group received the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly and the French Chief of Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier, at its Cherbourg site. They toured the shipyard where the nuclear attack submarine (SSN) Perle is currently being repaired. The Minister of the Armed Forces and Ambassador of Australia Gillian Bird also met with the…

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Building evolvable naval systems to defy the geopolitical waves

April 12, 2021 – Like cars, maritime vessels carry a boatload of smart systems, for control, sensing and data processing. Unlike cars, ships are expected to stay in commission for decades, typically thirty years. All the while, the systems onboard have to be kept state-of-the-art, to align with technology advancements but also to be able to defy all the geopolitical…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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