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.
"Aside from her exception capabilities, the Mohammed VI is a very special warship for us because Morocco was the first country after France to order a FREMM frigate designed and built by DCNS," DCNS chairman and CEO Patrick Boissier said.
The French Navy received the first FREMM vessel, Aquitaine, in November 2012, while the third ship of the class, named Normandie, is scheduled to be commissioned in May 2014. The fourth FREMM frigate, Provence, was floated out on 18 September 2013, while the fifth and sixth FREMM vessels are under at different stages of assembly.
The 142m-long FREMM ships have a displacement capacity of 6,000t, a range of 15k, can cruise at a speed of 27k and are each capable of accommodating a crew of 145.
To provide anti-ship capability, the Mohammed VI is fitted with MBDA's Exocet MM40 block three anti-ship missiles, which is controlled through a CMS multifunction console by a Mer-Mer weapon control system.
In addition to one 76mm main gun, the ship is armed with 19 anti-submarine torpedoes as well as 16 Aster missiles to provide protection against supersonic and subsonic threats.
DCNS will present a future Aircraft Carrier design at this years DEFEXPO in New Delhi, India. The Evolved Aircraft Carrier (DEAC) is based on French Navy CVN Charles de Gaulles combat proven design and aviation system and is compatible with all CTOL aircrafts (including Airborne Early Warning aircraft) and features the latest technologies including cutting-edge Combat System (SETIS®), UAV integration, advanced conventional propulsion and state-of-the-art platform stabilisation system (SATRAP/COGITE)
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
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
The FREMM multi-mission frigate has began sea trials off the French coast in preparation for delivery to the Royal Moroccan Navy later this year. In June, French shipbuilder DCNS successfully completed a third series of trials to test the performance of the ships combat system
PIRIOU and DCNS announced today the establishment of KERSHIP, a joint company for building ships to civil standards intended for implementation of State action at sea. This project forms part of the respective growth strategies of the two stakeholders, broadening their access to markets
DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France ordered by OCCAri on behalf of the French Directorate General and the French Navy on12 July 2014. “Over the coming months, the Groups teams alongside the teams of its subcontractors will pursue the assembly and integration of the different systems on the FREMM Languedoc” explains Anne Bianchi, Director of the FREMM Program at DCNS
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