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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Naval Group strengthens its partnership with the Egyptian Navy for the next five years

December 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – On December 3rd, at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX), Naval Group signed an agreement with the Egyptian Navy for the in-service support of the vessels provided by the group over the next five years. This milestone marks a new step in the long-term strategic partnership between Naval Group and the Egyptian Navy. The fruitful relationship between Naval Group and the Egyptian Navy is celebrated after a new positive step is achieved with the successful conclusion, dated 3rd of December, of the contractual…

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Naval Group and Dutch Company Atmos UAV sign a Letter of Intent at NIDV

November 15, 2018 – The Dutch company Atmos UAV has been selected by Naval for the testing of its innovative fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution for evaluation purposes. With this agreement, Naval Group deepens its existing commitments to the Dutch innovative industry building and expanding existing relationships with more than 70 companies and knowledge centers. On the occasion of the 30th edition of NIDV, the Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security exhibition held in Rotterdam, both companies have signed an agreement to explore a preliminary phase…

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Charles de Gaulle Midlife Refit Completed

November 8, 2018 – The sole prime contractor for the entire mid-life refit of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, Naval Group has returned the vessel to the French Navy. The vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle. Designed and built by Naval Group and entering service in 2001, the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, further to its modernization, has now entered the technological era of the 21st century. This mid-life refit included unprecedented renovations and a density of work that gave the…

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Naval Group Launches Dutch Subsidiary

November 9, 2018 – Naval Group has launched its subsidiary in the Netherlands, Naval Group Netherlands, led by Mark van Rooij, to serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. This Netherlands subsidiary strengthens Naval Group’s global footprint and constitutes a strategic step in the context of future international naval programs. Naval Group is an international high-tech company that designs, builds, and maintains surface ships and submarines whilst providing services for shipyards and naval bases. Naval Group’s new subsidiary represents a pivotal step towards building long-term strategic partnerships with…

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Naval Group and Microsoft Team on Project Natrick

Microsoft chose Naval Group to implement Phase 2 of its immersed Datacenter project, also called Project Natick. The datacenter successfully deployed in early June 2018 off the Orkney Archipelago, and will be operated “lights-out” for a period of one year. Éric Papin, Naval Group’s Director of Innovation and Technological Expertise, highlights the boldness of the project and Naval Group’s participation. “We are proud to bring Naval Group’s expertise on design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of innovative projects in maritime environments to the service of Microsoft. Naval Group has always invested in…

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Naval Group presents its leading technologies at BSDA

Naval Group will showcase at BSDA its Gowind® 2500, a multi-mission corvette designed for combat and its equipment. The Gowind® 2500 is Naval Group’s response to 21st century defence and security challenges. The platform is sea-proven and combines unrivalled stealth features, resilience and high availability with outstanding anti-air (AW), anti-surface (ASW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASuW) performance thanks to the MU90 and to the CANTO®-V. The MU90 is the sole totally new lightweight torpedo in the world. Designed and built with the most advanced technology, it is capable to counter any…

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Naval Group Marks Two Years in Australia

Thursday, 26th April 2018 will mark the two year anniversary of Naval Group being selected by the Australian Government as the international partner for the design and build of 12 regionally superior submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. Since being awarded the contract, we have achieved some significant company, industry and Program milestones. We are only two years into a 50 year program and while much has been achieved, we still have a long way to go. We remain committed to delivering a regionally superior submarine by bringing international experience…

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KBR wins Future Submarine Construction Yard concept design contract

Naval Group Australia has partnered with KBR to support the design of the Future Submarine Construction Yard, a vital piece of the Osborne Naval shipbuilding precinct. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Future Submarine Construction Yard would sit alongside the surface shipyard, which will deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates. “KBR has extensive experience in this field and it’s great they have partnered with Naval Group Australia to complete the concept design for the state of the art construction yard where our Future Submarine…

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Naval Group Chooses iXblue Navigation Systems for New FTI Frigate

iXblue, specialist in navigation and maritime positioning, was selected by Naval Group to equip the five new intermediate size frigates (FTI) for the French Navy. In charge of the development of these vessels, Naval Group has signed a contract with iXblue for the acquisition of marine inertial navigation power stations and Netans data distribution computers and systems to equip these five new generation frigates. “IXblue is proud of Naval Group’s strong brand of confidence in carrying out this major program to renew French naval forces. Explains Thomas Buret, Head of…

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FS Normandie Launched

On 1 February 2018, Naval Group floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Normandie, just 12 months after the start of hull assembly in the building dock on the Lorient site. The completion of this milestone represents an important step, demonstrating the industrial and technological mastery of Naval Group, ensuring compliance with a very tight schedule to be able to deliver, as foreseen, six of the FREMMs ordered by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency – Direction Générale de l’Armement) to the French…

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Launch of a French-Italian roadmap to strengthen naval defence cooperation

September 27, 2017 – Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defense sector. The two groups will play a key role in the steering committee that will be launched within the next few days with the objective to define by June 2018 a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance. Furthermore, the agreement reached today by the two Governments on the shareholding structure of…

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