DCNS Awarded French Navy’s Submarine TLS Deal
DCNS has just obtained a contract for providing through life support (TLS) until 2020 to the six nuclear attack submarines in service in the French National Navy and based in Toulon.
This contract confirms DCNS leadership in through life support. The contract was recently notified by the Fleet Support Department and became effective on 01 April 2015.
The contract covers the provision of through life support to the entire fleet of nuclear attack submarines, which comprises six Rubis-type ships as well as preliminary servicing for Suffren, the First of Class of the Barracuda submarines. The contract also includes the operation of Toulon’s nuclear infrastructures, the tools as well as the simulators of the National school of submariners.
Lastly, it covers the maintenance of infrastructures dedicated to the complete servicing of Rubis-type nuclear attack submarines, and the future installations in the process of adaptation for the routine servicing of the first Barracuda nuclear attack submarines that will be commissioned progressively from 2018 onwards.