DCNS Wins the MU90 Lightweight Torpedo Maintenance Contract
12:00 AM, March 10, 2011
This contract, worth about EUR 20m and signed with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, covers in-service support (ISS) of French Navy MU90 torpedoes for four years. In addition to the maintenance of the torpedoes, this contract covers the maintenance of the associated test benches and tools, along with the supply of services relating to exercise firings of the MU90 torpedo. These exercises are conducted by the French Navy in the Mediterranean: the services include the preparation, recovery, analysis and reconditioning of the torpedo and the associated support equipments (moving target, noise generator, recovery vessel, etc.). It also covers additional spare parts and consumables. More than 60% of the contract work will be carried out by DCNS, a member of the Eurotorp consortium, with WASS (subsidiary of the Italian Finmeccanica group) and Thales.
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