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DCNS Selected to Build 12 Shortfin Barracuda Stealth Submarines in Australia

France has beaten Japan and Germany to win an Australian mega-deal to build a fleet of 12 new submarines in Australia, for the Australian Navy SEA 1000 program. The decision was formally announced by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today.

DCNS, Airbus Defense & Space to jointly develop a shipborne helicopter...

Airbus Defense & Space and DCNS will jointly develop a shipborne unmanned helicopter to be seamlessly integrated into the ship’s combat system, extending the vessel's 'eyes and ears' into the sky.

DCNS outlines an AIP design based on the nuclear powered Barracuda

DCNS is introducing the SMX Ocean - a new submarine concept based on the hull of the nuclear powered 'Barracuda' - the next generation SSN of the French Navy. The SMX Ocean will be fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology.

Vladivostok – Mistral Class LHD Bound for Russia Begins Sea Trials...

A French-built helicopter carrier Vladivostok has set sail from the French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire on its first sea trial. The warship is part...

French Navy Integrates UAVs in Naval Combat Management System

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) and naval shipbuilder DCNS have completed a series of sea trials validating the functional integration of an unmanned...

PIRIOU and DCNS to Deliver Three EEZ Support Vessels for the...

The French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded a shipbuilding team lead by the PIRIOU shipyard and DCNS to construct three multi-mission ocean-going vessels,...

Naval Systems Support Improve DCNS’s Bottom Line

The marine and shipbuiling group DCNS reported its half-year The French marine and shipbuiling group DCNS reported strong performance in its half-year financials today. Revenues increased to €1.4 billion, and Operating profit of €98 million, but orders intake dropped from €1.2 billion to €813 million, yet, maintaining the company order book at €14.2 billion, same as 12 months ago.

The Indian Navy is Pressing for Foreign Construction of Next Generation...

Bowed to pressure from the Navy, India’s ministry of defense (MoD) has ruled that foreign and government owned shipyards will be allowed to compete for the construction of new Project 75I submarines. This decision is a blow to the private sector shipyards such as Larsen & Turbo (L&T), ABG Shipyard and the Pipavav Shipyard that have counted on the program for defense-related contracts.

The Global Submarine market Report 2011-2021

Submarines form an essential core of today’s naval fleets as a result of their flexible mission capabilities and ability to complement other strategic resources. Worldwide, 41 countries possess submarine capability and together operate 450 submarines. Most of these nations are modernizing their fleets or increasing them as a result of changing security situations. A total of 154 submarines are to be procured over the forecast period, costing US$186.3 billion.

Gowind Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)

GOWIND class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) designed and built by DCNS as a company funded program is leading the company’s vision of future maritime safety & security (MSS) and counter-piracy vessels.

Defense Reports: The French Defense Industry 2011-2016

This 194 page report provides a top level overview of the French defense industry, offering insights into market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs to gain a market share in the French defense market. In particular, it offers in-depth analysis of defense industry market size from 2005 through 2010 and forecasts till 2016 and provides an insight into the French defense market with current, historic and forecast market values.

DCNS Highlights Scorpene, Andrasta SSN Submarines, Decoy technologs at LAAD 2011

DCNS is a major supplier of surface vessels and submarines in the Latin America region and, specifically Brazil. Since 2008, the Brazilian Navy and...

Brazil to re-evaluate $6B Warships Plan

Following the delay in decision about the Brazilian Air Force future fighter, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will reevaluate a 10 billion real ($6 billion)...

Updated: Russia to pay €1.37 Billion for Two French Helicopter Carriers

Updated December 30, 2010: Following a tender held earlier in October 2010, the bid submitted by the consortium of France's DCNS and STX teamed...
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