The DCNS stand is showcasing:
- The FREMM multimission frigates program combines the latest technologies developed by the DCNS group. These technological and engineering advances make the FREMM frigates world leaders in their class. 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.
- The innovative Gowind® vessels, a new family of two type vessels designed by DCNS: The Gowind® OPV, and the bigger, Gowind® Combat.
- 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 Andrasta, a compact submarine designed to operate in coastal waters, a theatre of growing importance to all maritime nations. Being, Andrasta combines a state-of-the-art design with stealth, agility and power. A direct descendant of the Scorpene, the Andrasta is remarkably effective and a fearsome adversary in deep water, thanks to its SUBTICS® combat system.
- The Contralto-V® torpedo countermeasures, a system for surface combatants designed to counter latest-generation torpedoes. Like Contralto-S®, it uses acoustic decoys and is based on the ‘confusion/dilution’ principle. The operational ‘confusion/dilution’ principle represents the state of the art in torpedo countermeasures. Contralto-V® saturates an in-coming torpedo’s processors by creating and constantly renewing dozens of ephemeral acoustic targets, the only viable solution against latest-generation torpedoes.
- The F21 heavyweight torpedo will replace the French Navy’s current-generation F17 mod2 torpedo carried by its SSBN fleet and has also been selected for the next-generation Barracuda-type SSN fleet. The F21 is being developed in response to new and emerging operational challenges to offer the host submarine unrivalled dominance. Its discretion, range and fire power will give it an unrivalled tactical advantage over all adversaries. The new torpedo is designed to knock out enemy surface vessels and submarines.