DCNS in 2015
BARRACUDA, THE ESSENCE OF INDUSTRIAL EXCELLENCE
— The FREMM frigates make good headway In 2015, the FREMM programme passed several major milestones: delivery of the FREMM Provence to the French Navy and the FREMM Tahya Misr to Egypt, the start of sea trials for the FREMM Languedoc and the float out of the FREMM Auvergne, etc. Three FREMM vessels are also under construction at the DCNS Lorient site. The French Navy, which already has two FREMMs, will receive six new units between now and 2019.
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— A new success for DCNS and Piriou In September 2015, DCNS and Piriou won the contract to supply four offshore support and assistance vessels (OSAVs) to the French Navy, plus the associated maintenance. The programme will be steered by Kership, the company set up by the two naval partners.
Sectorial breakdown of income from DCNS naval defence activities
2% for the Underwater
36% for the Services
59% for the New
— DCNS once again earns the French Navy’s confidence In April 2015, DCNS won the contract to provide through-life support (TLS) for the six nuclear attack submarines in service with the French Navy until 2020. Furthermore, the Group is successfully continuing the maintenance and adaptation of the ballistic missile nuclear powered submarine (SSBN) Le Triomphant. In 2015, the SSBN arrived at the Île Longue operational base. Altogether, this major project will have involved four million working hours over 30 months. The contract for maintaining the M51 ballistic missiles (with Airbus) has also been renewed. In February 2015, the Fleet’s Support Service selected DCNS and its partner STX France to carry out TLS for three French Navy projection and command ships, as well as a landing barge transport vessel. These four units are based at Toulon.
— A new operational through-life support (TLS) for the Charles de Gaulle The French Navy once again demonstrated its confidence in DCNS to provide TLS for the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. Signed in December 2015, in particular the new contract includes the second major overhaul of the Charles de Gaulle, programmed for 2017-2018.
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