Patrick Boissier, chairman and CEO of DCNS intends to cut short his tenure by five months, DCNS said in a release.
The decision was taken by him to provide clearness on the designation of the next Chairman and CEO.
Patrick Boissier will be the new President for GICAN (French Marine Industry Group), the press release stated.
The Board of Directors will hold a meeting on 23 July in this regard and the appointment of new Chairman and CEO.
Following a selection process conducted by the Nomination Committee of DCNS, Hervé Guillou will be proposed as his successor at the July 23 board meeting. The board’s proposal will then be sent to the French president, as the decision to appoint the chairman and CEO of DCNS rests with him.
The Last I2C maritime surveillance campaign by DCNS is to happen from 26 June to 1 July 2014 in the bay of Toulon. This project is supported by the European Union and is its last phase of testing
DCNS has won a €1 billion contract from Egypt for the acquisition of four Gowind corvettes, according to La Tribune. This contract is yet to be confirmed
The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) and the French Navy, left the DCNS site in Lorient on 14 May on its way to the DCNS site in Toulon. Over the next few weeks, DCNS will perform a new series of sea trials to test the performance of the FREMMs combat system before delivery to the French Navy at the end of 2014, the company said in a statement
DCNS will present its range of naval solutions at FIDAE 2014 and will use the “opportunity to show its involvement in marine renewable energy, a fast-growing sector in Chile”. Partner of the Chilean Navy for a number of years, DCNS opened a representation office in Santiago two years ago to maintain a preferential link with the Navy and meet its requirements, according to an official statement
At Euronaval 2014, DCNS will unveil the SMX®-Océan conventionally powered attack submarine. The new vessel draws extensively on the design of a state-of-the-art nuclear-powered submarine, with a number of key innovations that give this diesel-electric adaptation truly outstanding performance
DCNS is presenting XWIND, one of main innovations for future naval surface systems at Euronaval 2014 “XWIND® 4000 has been designed around the concept of an ‘all-digital ship,” explains Marketing Manager Philippe Sathoud. “Flat-panel arrays for the combat system and other sensors are installed around the superstructure
Russia can do without French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers whose delivery has been suspended over Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV programme, according to Itar-Tass. “Last year, on November 16 we transferred to our Indian colleagues the Vikramaditya light aircraft carrier, which war formerly our Admiral Gorshkov missile cruiser
Nathalie Smirnov, director of the DCNS Services division, inaugurated the premises dedicated to the maintenance and modernization program for part of the Saudi Arabian military fleet. These programs correspond to the different Service contracts, of which the most recent LEX (Life Extension) was initiated in the fall 2013
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