SITDEF 2019: Naval Group showcases modern solutions of surface ships and submarines
At SITDEF 2019, the International Defense Exhibition in Lima, Peru, French Company Naval Group showcases its solutions created for modern navies, offering surface ships and submarines solutions along with high tech systems and solutions for the entire vessels life cycle. Naval Group is a world leader in naval defence and has been the main provider and partner of the French Navy for over four centuries.
Naval Group booth at SITDEF 2019 defense exhibition in Lima, Peru. May 17, 2019. (Picture source Army Recognition)
Naval Group is one of the rare players in the naval industry to have the capacity to design, build, service and upgrade surface combatants as well as submarines, but also naval infrastructures and naval bases. It is one of the few manufacturers in the world to design a ship as a whole, including the platform, the combat system and the integration of equipment, in order to optimize its performances.
Naval Group is an international and global player that strengthens its footprint worldwide through its presence on 4 continents and in 18 countries to ensure a sustainable presence close to its clients. Naval Group is significantly increasing its multi-domestic presence in Peru and Latin America to strengthen its long-lasting cooperation with the navies in the region.
Naval Group is currently competing in Peru for the naval projects developed by the Marina de Guerra del Peru offering state of the art vessels as well as ambitious and tailor-made transfers of technology, that will benefit to the entire naval and maritime Peruvian industries. Naval Group has a unique experience of successful transfers of technology for the construction of both surface ships and submarines, but also of naval facilities. Egypt launched its first Gowind® built in Egypt in September 2018 and Brazil launched its first Brazilian built Scorpene® submarine in December 2018, while India already operates its own submarines at sea. Transfer of technology has also been performed –or is currently on track- in many countries.
In South America, Naval group has recently reinforced its presence through two major contracts with Chile and Brazil, thanks to the Scorpene® class submarine, but also in Argentina with a contract to provide 4 offshore patrol vessels (OPV) benefiting from the Gowind® class design and technology. Naval Group is also proud of its successes in the combat management system (CMS) retrofits on U209 submarines in the region which demonstrates its ability to work closely with the navies and local industrial partners, even on submarines not of its own design.
The Gowind design is a family of steel monohull corvettes developed since 2006 by French Company Naval Group. (Picture source Naval Group)
Gowind® is the multimission frigate proposed to Peru for the “buque multirole”. Gowind® is Naval Group’s response to 21st-century defence and security challenges. The platform combines high survivability characteristics with outstanding anti-air (AAW), anti-surface (ASuW) and anti-submarine (ASW) warfare performances thanks to the MU90 and to the CANTO®-V.
The Gowind® is operated with the SETIS®. This state-of-the-art combat is combat-proven on the French Navy’s FREMM frigates and interoperable with NATO systems. It provides the operator with the best management and decision-making aids, ensuring the Gowind® supremacy over conventional and asymmetric threats.
Nine of the ten Gowind® vessels contracted are being built with foreign partners in Malaysia and Egypt. The first Gowind® built in Egypt was launched on September 6, 2018.
Scorpène® is the conventional submarine proposed to Peru for its fleet replacement. Naval Group combines a unique platform and combat system skills to provide operational superiority and safety benefits from the French Navy legacy. Naval Group contributes to strengthening the sovereignty of its customers through long-term partnerships, industrial cooperation and through-life support services, as proven by its strong credentials.
Scorpène® is ideally suited for action and operational effectiveness. Robust and enduring, it’s an ocean-going submarine also designed for shallow waters operations. Multipurpose, it fulfills the entire scope of missions such as Anti-Surface and Anti Submarine Warfare, special operations, offensive minelaying and intelligence gathering.
Standing as the latest generation of combat system, Subtics® addresses the growing challenges of modern submarines missions in blue and shallow waters such as Anti-Surface and AntiSubmarine Warfare, intelligence gathering, land-attack or deep strike. Highly modular and scalable, Subtics® can be integrated either on new platforms or as part of modernisation programs for existing submarines.