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Paris, France, 2013/04/23 - DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovative player in energy. As a naval prime contractor, systems integrator and shipbuilder, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles.
DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.
DCNS has consistently demonstrated that it can be a key partner for navies to expand their operational capabilities. The Group has developed a technology transfer methodology based on the progressive transfer of skills and know-how in conjunction with the phased expansion of local industrial capabilities.
From Brazil to Singapore, from India to Norway, DCNS has sold warships and naval systems to some 50 countries. The Group has acquired considerable experience in international sales and technology transfer programmes. DCNS is also aware, however, that continuing success in this demanding field hinges on the success of each phase of each programme. This explains the rigorous organisation and methods adopted by DCNS to ensure that each technology transfer programme is properly managed.
The DCNS stand showcases:
The Gowind® OPV, navy capable ocean, which gives navies state-of-the-art assets for current and emerging missions from area surveillance to anti-piracy, counter-terrorism, fisheries policing, drug interdiction, environmental protection, humanitarian assistance, search & rescue at sea, and maritime safety & security (MSS). Gowind® OPV is affordable and configurable. In addition to excellent seakeeping and at-sea availability, all variants share the following key features:
• easy-to-operate and easy-to-maintain ship and systems
• unmatched capabilities for action at sea and operations by special forces, including a quick launch and recovery stern ramp for two RHIBs or USVs
• flight deck for helicopter or UAV
• 360° panoramic vision from bridge for sea surveillance, including asymmetric threats
• remotely operated, day/night proportional response capability to deal with asymmetric threats
• SATCOM and other communications channels to stay in touch with maritime surveillance networks.
Polaris, the latest member of the DCNS Combat Systems family, is a sea-proven compact solution designed to fulfil Navies and Coast Guards’ needs for surveillance, littoral zone protection and Economical Exclusive Zone protection missions. It offers scalable functionalities that are built for maritime situation awareness, interoperability and surface warfare management. The functional core is a robust, optimized and capable tactical system, which takes benefit of DCNS Combat Systems already in service. Polaris is specifically designed for light and medium size surface ships and can be integrated either to newly built or for modernizing existing vessels and enhancing their tactical operations in a fast and economical way already validated by the French Navy.
In addition to Polaris, DCNS (dcnsgroup.com) is able to propose an innovative, scalable and affordable solution providing permanent maritime traffic surveillance up to EEZ, with advanced threats assessment capabilities. The system, called Matrics, is based on DCNS relevant experience in complex naval information system and data fusion algorithms. Matrics integrates existing infrastructure and sensors and reinforce coverage by adding new on board or shore based sensors and naval capabilities to provide maximum and permanent surveillance, from local coastal zones to EEZ or open sea.