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DCNS is promoting the new GOWIND Class littoral patrol vessel at IMDEX 2009. Photo: DCNS


GOWIND Littoral Patrol Vessel Promoted to Asia at IMDEX 09

DCNS is introducing Gowind at IMDEX, a new family of ocean-capable 85 – 105 meter vessels with displacements ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 metric tons, designed littoral and sea operations. These vessels are tailored for flexible missions ranging from anti-piracy up to sea control and denial. The vessels are designed with spacious deck space, enabling effective and efficient  launching and recovery of unmanned aerial and surface vehicles, the quick launch and recovery of two commando crafts at the stern. The ship is fitted with a 360° new generation panoramic bridge, satellite communication system that fits in with the maritime protection networks, architectural and weapons systems tailored to asymmetrical threats.