The French Navy's Fleet Support Service (SSF) signed off on the completion of the intermediate refit of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle after six months’ work by DCNS, the company announced today.
The ship was given a complete facelift that included the repainting of a total area of 26,000 square metres and the complete refurbishment of one of the main galleys. Other modernisation work included the replacement of the stabilisation computer.
The propulsion system and other shipboard systems and equipment were inspected, overhauled and tested to ensure optimal performance in operation. Some 35 kilometres of cabling was also installed with a view to the later installation of a state-of-the-art IP network.
CVN Charles de Gaulle underwent a thorough overhaul performed by teams assembled by DCNS and its partners, supported day-to-day by the ship’s crew.
“Scheduled refits are essential to return a ship to ‘as new’ condition. This six-month period of intense contract maintenance and modernisation is over. Other teams will now resume shore-based day-to-day monitoring of the ship’s systems and equipment,” said Franck Bouffety, the Group’s Charles de Gaulle programme manager.
The FREMM Normandie returned to port on Saturday 8 March on the DCNS site in Lorient, at the end of its third series of sea trials, according to a DCNS statement. This frigate is the second of the series ordered by the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) for the French Navy
DCNS recently delivered a multimission frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Mohammed VI, to the Royal Moroccan Navy. At present, DCNS is under contract to build 11 FREMM ships for the French Navy and one for the Moroccan Navy
Piriou and DCNS has won a contract from the Direction Générale de l'Armement's (DGA) to develop and deliver three multi-mission ocean-going vessels for the French Navy. The three ships development contract, which has an option for a fourth and the associated maintenance service, is a part of the French Navy's B2M multi-mission ship programme, for which Piriou serves as the lead contractor
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) and DCNS have validated the functional integration of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the combat system of a warship. The successful physical and functional integration of a tactical VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAV on board a surface combatant by DCNS, with no impact on flight safety, represents a major breakthrough for naval air forces
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