Working under contract to DCNS, Défense Conseil International (DCI) has trained the first crew for the Tahya Misr FREMM multi-mission frigate and the first two crews for the Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anouar-El-Sadat amphibious assault ships.
The DCI group assumed responsibility for training the Egyptian crews of the multi-mission frigate and the two amphibious assault ships acquired by Cairo in 2015. These ships are modern but complex. DCI, in cooperation with the French Navy, supported the Egyptian Navy for several months as the crews underwent familiarization with the ships and learned how to operate them safely.
DCI Chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Palagos declared: “The DCI group is proud to have trained the first crews for the Egyptian FREMM frigates and amphibious assault ships in coordination with the French Navy. This activity further reinforces the close links that exist between DCI and DCNS in training crews for first-rate ships or submarines and which have come into play on several occasions in the past.”
The demand for quality training has become even greater due to the increasing complexity of the equipment. DCI strives to highlight the know-how of the French Navy and offers real added value for French companies aiming at the export market. DCI’s support for DCNS in training the Egyptian crews to their full satisfaction thus provides an example of successful cooperation.
DCI’s mission is to transfer French military know-how to the armed forces of nations friendly with France. DCI is the reference operator of the French Ministry of Defense, offering services that are certified “French Forces Training”.
For over 40 years, it has been present across all the aspects of defense and national security services, offering Consulting, Training and Technical Assistance. Through its capacity-based approach, DCI offers countries that are friendly with France customized solutions for personnel training and equipment maintenance.
In addition to its Paris headquarters, DCI operates several international training centers throughout France. It also has bases outside France: in Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, in Southeast Asia with Malaysia and Singapore and, more recently, in India. DCI is continuing to expand internationally with innovative, high added-value services through the development of new partnerships, particularly in Asia and Latin America.
With its 986 employees, the DCI Group achieved in 2015 a turnover of 227.5 million euros.