Scrapping Commences for Retired SSBN Le Tonnant

After transferring for their final “odyssey” the hulls of the ex-SNLE Le Tonnant on September 11, 2018 and L’Indomptable on March 9, 2020, the port resources department of the Cherbourg naval base proceeded to the entry and grounding maneuver of the Foudroyant in form 5 of Naval Group, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Its deconstruction entrusted to this industrialist by…

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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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Design Work Begins on Next French CVN

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 19, 2021, the Directorate General for Armament (DGA) notified the preliminary design work for the new generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) to Naval Group, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and TechnicAtome. This work, lasting two years, will make it possible to consolidate the assumptions and technical data resulting from the preliminary study phase. The construction…

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France Orders Two FDI Frigates

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) notified Naval Group and Thales of the order for two defense and intervention frigates (FDI), Admiral Louzeau and Admiral Castex , which will be delivered in 2025. Complementing the FREMMs, the FDI are able to intervene in all areas of wrestling on the high seas. They incorporate many…

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Australia Hammers Out Agreement with Naval Group

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program has reached a major milestone with the conclusion of negotiations between Defence and Naval Group for the amendments to the Strategic Partnering Agreement. This will see Naval Group’s commitment to spend at least 60 per cent of the contract value in Australia over the life of the Program reflected formally…

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Terma SCANTER 6000 Radar Selected for MCM Program

Leiden, 26 February 2021 – SCANTER 6000 radar solution closing the gap between standard marine navigation radars and more expensive military surveillance radar systems and secures total situational awareness on Belgian/Netherlands replacement MCMV program. As the construction of the first joint Belgian and Dutch replacement Mine Countermeasures (MCMV) vessel will start in February 2021, Terma is proud to announce that…

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Naval Group Participates in IDEX and Navdex 2021

February 18, 2021 – On February 2021, Naval Group participates to the 15th edition of International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) held between the 21st to 25th of February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) and to NAVDEX (naval defence and maritime security exhibition). Despite the health and sanitary crisis, Naval Group is present at defense shows to…

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Naval Group Delivers First Barracuda Class SSN

November 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Naval Group today delivered the Suffren nuclear attack submarine (SNA) to Toulon. Intended for the French Navy, the Suffren is the first in a series of six ANSs which will gradually replace the Ruby-type ANSs currently in service. The delivery of the Suffren took place today in the presence of a small delegation of…

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