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GOWIND® CORVETTES: THE BEST OF NAVAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
A range of weapons adapted to various types of threats and missions
Another notable innovation is the Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module (PSIM). This is an integrated vertical structure based on the Operations centre and Communications centre, plus a radome in composite material, housing a three-dimensional radar. This is complemented by a mast carrying the communications, navigation and electronic warfare systems. As a result, the PSIM has 360° coverage of the ship’s environment. Furthermore, it improves compatibility between the sensors by superimposing them on a single mast. Thanks to SETIS® and the PSIM, the latest generation Gowind® ships are able to carry out integrated and highly responsive management of a wide range of armaments. This allows the Gowind® 2500 to carry eight anti-ship missiles, 16 vertical launch surface-toair missiles, light artillery and torpedoes. It also has a platform and a hangar configured to receive a 10-tonne helicopter, a lighter helicopter and a drone, or three drones. The Gowind® also stands out for its electronic warfare and anti-submarine capabilities, with a towed sonar, torpedoes and anti-submarine decoys, as well as helicopters with anti-submarine warfare systems.
GOWIND® 2500 a versatile, powerful and fast combat ship.
THE PSIM 360° coverage of the ship’s environment.
A design optimising acoustic discretion and the ship’s stealth
The way the equipment is distributed and integrated on board was determined following an in-depth survey of crew operational modes. For example, the DCNS teams worked with the Marine commandos to become more familiar with the way they operate. This analysis determined the configuration of the alcoves on each side of the Gowind® 2500 and the well dock in the stern on the Gowind® 1000 for launching the rigid-hulled inflatable boats used by special forces. All the armaments are incorporated into a slender, clean lined design to optimise penetration through the water, maintain acoustic discretion and the ship’s stealth capability. Similarly, the passageways have been designed to minimise distances crew have to cover. Ergonomic and equipped with advanced technology, the latest generation Gowind® vessels operate with a relatively small crew of 65 for the Gowind® 2500 – leaving additional space available to accommodate, for example, special forces or other types of reinforcement. Evolutive and adaptable to meet client demands concerning armament, the corvettes are built around the same simple, robust and stable architecture. This allows them to be produced, operated and maintained at a highly competitive cost – at shipyards all over the world. DCNS has anticipated supplying this type of ship
PROJECTION CAPACITY the Gowind® can launch boats for Marine commandos as well as drones.
SETIS® a multifunctional combat management system guaranteeing a swift response to threats.
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