- The FREMM multimission frigates programme combines the latest technologies developed by the DCNS group. France’s total order is 11 vessels and the delivery is scheduled from 2012 to 2022. In addition, one FREMM frigate is currently under construction for Morocco; and
- The innovative GOWIND vessels, a new family of two type vessels designed by DCNS:
focusing on coastal missions/homeland security. A first ship is already used by the French Navy
since October 2011.
* Bigger, GOWIND Combat is a multi-mission corvette (100m, 2,400t). She has a comprehensive
Combat System for full-scale multi-threat missions, including a complete ASW, AAW, and
- DCNS is drawing on 100 years’ experience as a designer and builder of diesel-powered submarines, over 50 years’ experience in nuclear powered subs, combining the latest advances in acoustic discretion and propulsion.
- The SCORPENE medium-size submarines, already chosen by the Chilean, Royal Malaysian, Indian and Brazilian Navies, 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. The Scorpene is presented with the MESMA AIP (Autonomous Submarine Energy Module).
- The ANDRASTA, a compact submarine designed to operate in coastal waters, a theatre of growing importance to all maritime nations. A direct descendant of the SCORPENE, the ANDRASTA is remarkably effective and a fearsome adversary in deep water, thanks to its SUBTICS combat system.
ANDRASTA (ex-SMX_23) (Graphic: DCNS)
Equipment and a a wide range of support services offered during the entire lifecycle of both surface ships and submarines.
For more information about this technology, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 3/2012