DCNS in 2015
GOWIND® CORVETTES: THE BEST OF NAVAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
— Honouring the combat bridge of the future In June 2015, DCNS was awarded the French Design Institutes’ prestigious Janus prize, rewarding the most innovative initiatives in industrial design. DCNS earned an award for its combat bridge of the future, offering ergonomics, robustness and responsiveness.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
— Preparing the technology of the future In October 2015, DCNS launched an innovation accelerator focused on nurturing groundbreaking technologies. The accelerator’s team, part of the Innovation and Technical Management Department, has joined forces with the DCNS Research teams in the brand-new Technocampus Ocean, near Nantes.
€88 million were
invested in R&D in 2015. This sum should be approaching €120 million at the end of 2017. —
10% of our income
is dedicated to R&D: 3% self-financed + R&D financed within programmes and development contracts. —
540 families of patents
are held in our portfolio.
— A European first In May 2015, the FREMM Aquitaine became the first European surface ship to fire a naval cruise missile (NCM). This test firing took place as part of the technical checks which were carried out before the frigate entered active service in December 2015. — A prize for the new generation antenna JEC, the European benchmark organisation for composite materials, awarded a prize to DCNS in March 2015 for its research into antenna systems using composite materials (SAMCOM). The Group is leading this project, in close collaboration with five partners.
— A new site dedicated to systems activities The new site of Ollioules, devoted to excellence and innovation, bringing together more than 1,000 engineers, is an international showcase for DCNS information processing system activities (combat, communications, cybersecurity, navigation, etc.).
DCNS | ANNUAL CORPORATE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 2015 17