Naval Group ensures fleet maintenance in troubled times

Naval Group ensures fleet maintenance in troubled times

by Vincent Groizeleau. French version (Comment Naval Group s’organise pour assurer la disponibilité de la flotte française ?) published online on 6 April 2020. Translated and adapted...

Venezuelan OPV challenges cruise ship, rams bow then sinks

Venezuelan OPV challenges cruise ship, rams bow then sinks

by Vincent Groizeleau. French version (Un patrouilleur vénézuélien veut arraisonner un paquebot et coule après l’avoir abordé) published online on 3 April 2020....

Focus on France’s next-generation SSNs

Focus on France’s next-generation SSNs

“There are no silver medals in this game. When facing the enemy, the only option is to be the best and to win,” said Admiral Christophe Prazuck, French Navy chief of staff, at a press conference...

Next-generation MCM systems for the Belgian and Netherlands Navies

Next-generation MCM systems for the Belgian and Netherlands Navies

Under a major joint program launched by Belgium and the Netherlands, work on the construction of 12 new mine countermeasures vessels is scheduled to begin in mid-2021. The ships will be equipped with ten...

Naval Group signs to build Australian subs

Naval Group signs to build Australian subs

On 11 February, Naval Group (ex-DCNS) sealed the deal to build the Royal Australian Navy’s next-generation submarines by signing a Strategic Partnering Agreement in Canberra with the Commonwealth...

Saudi and Egyptian Navies enjoying higher availability thanks to TLS by Naval Group

Saudi and Egyptian Navies enjoying higher availability thanks to TLS by Naval Group

Naval Group’s Services business has won praise from two key clients — the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the Egyptian Navy — after reports that each had attained record levels...

ASW 2800

ASW 2800

In 2018 Couach unveiled a new model of fast patrol boat optimised for, among other duties, ASW missions against alien submarines operating in coastal waters and their automated vehicles. The ASW 2800...

Couach range

Couach range

Over the last four decades, French boatbuilder Couach, based at Gujan-Mestras near Bordeaux, has delivered more than 200 Plascoa patrol boats and interceptors to navies and security forces around the world....

Expendable communication buoys

Expendable communication buoys

X-Sub buoys by French company Alseamar allow a submarine to receive surface situation data, check its location or communicate without surfacing or raising an antenna.Alseamar designed the X-Sub buoys,...