New Delhi: French company DCNS is present in its full-force at the DEFEXPO that commenced on February 6.The company that is building the Scorpene class of submarines at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) is displaying its prowess at sea-going vessels, ships of various classes and submarines.
The MDL has already absorbed the Transfers of Technology for hull manufacturing of the submarines. The hulls of the 6 submarines are complete. The outfitting of these hull sections is now progressing as per schedule. The First of Class P75 built in MDL should be ready to start Harbour tests and sea trials as per schedule indicated by MDL. The first Scorpene submarine is to be commissioned in 2015.
“Defexpo is a very important platform for DCNS to showcase the services we can provide to our Customers through genuine transfer of technology, said Bernard Buisson, Managing Director of DCNS India was quoted in the company statement. “DCNS India set up a dedicated indigenisation programme as part of the transfer of technology (ToT) agreement with Indian naval shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). It received the prestigious ‘Excellence in Indigenous Technology’ award at Aerospace and Defence Awards 2013”.
The Scorpene Family SSKs:
Already chosen by the Chilean, Royal Malaysian, Indian and Brazilian Navies Scorpene-Family submarines represent the state-of-the-art in submarine design and construction and benefits from the latest technologies developed for nuclear-powered classes operated by the French Navy, particularly as regards acoustic discretion and combat system performance. At Defexpo, the Scorpene is presented with its SUBTICS® combat system and its optional MESMA Air Independent Propulsion (AIP).
Multifunction common consoles
These have long-range capabilities in all navigation conditions with powerful weapons (torpedoes, anti-ship missile, counter-measures, land-attack capability). As a fully-integrated system, all functions are operated from Multifunction Common Consoles and its open architecture and modularity guarantee that the system can be adapted to every type of submarines and configured according to operational requirements. It can also be upgraded during its lifetime to fulfil new missions and keep its operational superiorit
Frigate sized Surface ships
FREMM frigates are among the most technologically advanced surface combatants available on the market. First of Class Aquitaine has been delivered to the French Navy at the end of 2012. Five frigates are currently under construction in Lorient shipyard (Brittany). FREMM frigate Normandie, the follow-on ship was launched at the end of last year. Several sea trials of the ship’s propulsion and navigation systems were performed with the end-user and the combat system sea trials are currently under way.
]The ‘Brave’ is a support vessel is DCNS’s response to emerging logistic support needs identified by many navies. The ship is ideal for the underway replenishment of all types of products (dry cargo, fuel & other liquids and munitions), to provide logistic support for naval forces and to store and deliver all types of payloads, including dangerous substances.
Aircraft carrier and LHD
Mistral-Class LHD offers a global projection capability for troops and materiel with ample capacity as a hospital ship or for large-scale humanitarian-aid operations. Three Mistral-Class LHD are in service in the French Navy and similar ships are currently under way for an export navy customer.
The other is the evolved aircraft carrier providing power projection, sea control and air defence and based on French Navy CVN Charles de Gaulle’s combat proven design and aviation system, the DEAC is compatible with all CTOL aircrafts (including Airborne Early Warning aircraft) and features the latest technologies including cutting-edge Combat System, UAV integration, advanced conventional propulsion and state-of-the-art platform stabilisation system
DCNS believes that the sea is central to our planet’s future. As a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, the Group is developing advanced technology and solutions to secure the future and sustainably develop the planet's potential. Its leadership is built on a proven ability to meet customer needs by combining exceptional know-how with unique industrial resources.
DCNS designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. The Group has also expanded its focus into civil nuclear engineering and marine renewable energy. As a responsible corporate citizen, DCNS was one of the first major defense groups to achieve full certification to ISO 14001. The DCNS Group employs 13,200 people and generates annual revenues of €2.9 billion