France’s Naval Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) to jointly explore new technologies such as additive manufacturing for naval applications.
Under the agreement, the organisations will jointly identify potential use cases of harnessing additive manufacturing. This includes the sharing of production methodology, certification and qualification of additive manufactured components for naval platforms.
Eric Papin, Naval Group Executive Vice President, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer said: “Naval Group is proud to collaborate with DSTA on additive manufacturing for naval platforms. The agreement will pave the way for the exchange of best practices in the area of additive manufacturing for defence. Naval Group is committed to innovation and excellence in the fields of naval defence and energy, with a strong focus on collaborative research that translates into trusted partnerships such as the one we share with DSTA.”