DCNS in 2015
BY ALAIN FOUGERON — Executive Vice President, International Trade trips to meet representatives of Egypt’s naval forces and accurately identify their challenges. The most important of these is the need to preserve national sovereignty in a troubled region. Since 2014, the Egyptian Navy has ordered seven new generation ships from DCNS. With the Gowind® 2500 corvettes and the FREMM This industrial and commercial success is frigate, the Egyptian Navy is acquiring powerful, the result of a long-term framework multimission ships, capable of facing threats from agreement, consolidating the Group’s submarines, land forces and the air. They are equipped international development strategy. with an extensive range of high technology sensors and armaments, integrated into the latest generation The gathered assembly falls silent. One of the most SETIS® combat system – the market benchmark. This senior representatives of the Egyptian Navy presses responsive and mobile fleet will be completed by two the button. Immediately, the robot comes into position projection and command vessels, amphibious ships above a sheet of steel, which it slices with its electric capable of rapidly deploying an operational force of arc. A few minutes later, two operators extract the over 700 military personnel, 16 heavy helicopters and part from its metal die and present it to the Egyptian 60 vehicles, including armoured tanks. These ships also delegation. We are on 15 April 2015 at the DCNS Lorient feature an inter-allied command post and an ultrasite, where the “first cut” ceremony has just been modern hospital. To further extend their operational completed. This event marks the construction of a new capacity, DCNS will be delivering these ships with a Gowind® 2500 corvette, ordered by the Egyptian Navy mixed fleet of inland waterway craft, including four in July 2014. new generation barges(1) and two rapid landing crafts(2). Within the space of two years, Egypt has commissioned DCNS to deliver seven ships. In addition to the four Gowind® 2500 corvettes, in February 2015, Cairo acquired a FREMM frigate and, in October 2015, two Mistral-class projection and command vessels (LHDs). This makes DCNS one of the Egyptian Navy’s leading partners in the country’s drive to modernise its surface fleet. Group teams spent several weeks on field
(1) CTM NG, designed and produced by DCNS and its partner STX France. (2) EDAR, designed and produced by the CNIM group.
10 OCTOBER 2015: signature between Nathalie Smirnov, Director of Services at DCNS, and the Egyptian Ministry of Defence of a contract for the supply of two Mistralclass LHD ships.
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