DCNS, ONERA team up for R&D

Heads of French companies DCNS and ONERA signed a framework agreement for joint R&D projects in the naval and maritime domains, weapon systems included.

The research and development agreement was signed by Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, and Bruno Sainjon, Chairman and CEO of ONERA on June 20, at DCNS’s headquarters in Paris, France.

After several collaborations in the principal areas of Mistral bridge aerology, L’Adroit integrated mast and the detection of abnormal behaviour at sea, DCNS and the aeronautics company ONERA decided to strengthen their collaboration to increase the proportion of cooperative R&D.

The two companies will work on both French and European joint research projects, and aim to realize joint studies spanning aerodynamics/hydrodynamics, navigation and drones/robotics among others.

Bruno Sainjon, Chairman and CEO of ONERA declared: “We are particularly satisfied with this agreement, which will allow us to combine DCNS’s naval and defence expertise with our own aeronautic technology know-how and our knowledge of the weapons systems environment.”