NEW DELHI. At DefExpo 2018 Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator. The successful efforts in building industrial partnerships with Indian shipyards and industry will also be highlightd.
A LONG-LASTING INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION BETWEEN NAVAL GROUP AND INDIA
Naval Group in India, created in 2008 as 100 per cent subsidiary of the group is live example of its dedication within the country. This long-term partnership has only matured through long term, sustainable industrial cooperation and technology transfers. Naval Group’s activities are synced with the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Indian Government. The P75 programme is an illustration of the successful indigenisation process where the first submarine of the class INS Kalvari was commissioned during end of last year. On January 31 this year the third made-in-India SCORPENE®-class submarine, the Karanj, was launched in Mumbai, highlighting the empowerment of the Indian Navy toward complete self reliance.
Alain Guillou, Executive Vice President said, “Naval Group is pleased to present its latest innovations at this premier event. Our know-how is the result of our large investment in Research & Development (10 per cent of annual revenues). Our sea-proven technologies benefit from the vast feedback from different navies including that of the French Navy and offers superior and adapted technologies to our customers. Our trained and talented Indian teams at the subsidiary are motivated to serve for the Indian business as well as being integrated in the international projects of the group.”
NAVAL GROUP PRESENTS ITS LEADING TECHNOLOGIES AT DEFEXPO
SCORPENE®: The SCORPENE® is a 2,000-tonne conventional-propulsion submarine designed and developed by Naval Group for all types of missions, such as surface vessel warfare, anti-submarine warfare, long range strikes, special operations or intelligence gathering. Extremely stealthy and fast, it is equipped with six weapon launching tubes and 18 weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines). 14 submarines were sold by Naval Group internationally; the SCORPENE® is an essential reference product in the area of modern conventional attack submarines (SSK) for navies across the globe. Six Scorpene class submarines are currently being manufactured at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) for the Indian Navy with transfer of technology from Naval Group.
Naval Group designs and builds the Barracuda, a state-of-the-art and latest generation of strategic submarine for the French Navy dedicated to deal with an ever-growing array of challenges. Through the Australia Future Programme, Naval Group will contribute to the delivery of 12 conventionally powered submarines, whose design is derived from Barracuda type submarines.
This combat and crisis management frigate empowers modern navies wanting to adapt to the digitisation of the warfare. Ensuring naval supremacy, this compact frigate performs all the operations conducted by large surface vessels with increased precision and high level capabilities in anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine and asymmetric warfare domains.
Our latest design of aircraft carrier is equipped with the latest generation of combat systems and deploys an on-board aircraft group (up to 40 aircraft). Its advanced conventional propulsion system allows the optimisation of replenishment frequency and ensures a permanent presence at sea within an air-sea group. The crew is adjusted to the actual need thanks to a reasonable level of automation. Through-life support costs are reduced. The catapult aircraft carrier is compatible with most modern carrier-based aircraft (Rafale, F-18, E-2C C/D, etc).
F21 HEAVY WEIGHT TORPEDO
The need for having unparalleled performances, while fulfilling the highest enhanced safety rules and standards for French nuclear submarine programme resulted in the development of a totally new F-21 Heavy Weight Torpedo by the French Navy. The F-21 Heavy Weight Torpedo development successfully integrates the mastery of aluminium silver oxide technology which allows the torpedo to enjoy higher range and maximum available speed, making it a much more lethal weapon than other available torpedoes. At the same time, its most important and salient feature is that of safety i.e. designed to never explode on-board a submarine even in case of platform being on fire, itself being dropped, or being fired accidentally. Naval Group as a manufacturer, integrator as well as developer of advanced combat management systems of these torpedoes, also undertakes the complex task of seamless integration of this torpedo on-board the Scorpene® submarines.