DCNS announced Friday that it has successfully tested a real-time demonstrator for an asymmetric response to terrorist and piracy attacks.
This DCNS system aims to accelerate decision taking and prevent collateral damage in close-quarter defense situations.
The DCNS teams experimented with the demonstrator of a new maritime anti-terrorism and anti-piracy combat system on December 10 2014. The French Navy provided both technical and operational support for this full-scale test during which maritime terrorist or piracy attacks were simulated. The DCNS combat system allowed the rapid deployment of an effective defense in littoral waters, where most anti-piracy missions take place.
Comprising a network of ultra-high-definition, 360-degree cameras, the tool developed by DCNS ensures surveillance over a distance of several kilometers around the vessel. Information acquired by the cameras is superimposed on top of augmented reality images to facilitate the analysis of the different moving objects in proximity (pleasure boats, fishermen… or pirates). In the event of suspicious movements, an operator can use a very powerful zoom lens to confirm whether or not the threat is real. A response can then be implemented, ranging from simply issuing a sound or light warning signal to a warning shot or final protective fire. The camera mounted on the weapon first checks that there is no risk of collateral damage.
A 360-degree, real-time visualization of the situation is permanently displayed on a screen on the vessel’s bridge, visible to the vessel Commander and all close-quarter defense operators. Each person is thus able to share the same information at the same time, in a collaborative approach, that can also be found on the bridge of the DCNS concept ship presented by the Group at the Euronaval 2014 trade-fair. Compatible with a large number of ships, this system can operate autonomously or can be integrated within a Combat Management System (CMS) to benefit from other information provided by the vessel’s other sensors, in particular those on airborne drones.
DCNS announced Friday that it has inaugurated the main building for the Scorpene submarine construction shipyard for Brazil in Itaguai in the bay of Sepetiba. This industrial facility brings together specific resources and tools for the assembly and equipping of Scorpene submarine sections in the frame of the Brazilian Navy submarine programme
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DCNS announced the opening of the companys new subsidiary in Australia on Wednesday. The move is likely aimed at getting closer to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)s Submarine Australian Program (SEA 1000)
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DCNS has started to construct GOWIND 2500 corvette, which is the first of a series of four units that will be delivered to Egypt before 2019. The delivery of the first vessel is slated for 2017 that is less than four years after the signature of the contract last summer, the company announced on Wednesday
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DCNS has developed in partnership with STX France a new landing craft to increase the operational capabilities of the Mistral amphibious assault vessel. The landing craft called CTM NG has been designed as an integrated amphibious force organized system around the Mistral of assault vessels, the Mer et marine reported on its website today
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