Naval Group teams up with 9 Australian firms on countermeasure solutions

French shipbuilder Naval Group has signed nine different memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Australian companies to manufacture its countermeasure solutions for the Royal Australian Navy in Australia.

As informed, Naval Group Pacific is proposing a breakthrough in anti-torpedo countermeasures for Australia’s submarine and surface ship programs with CANTO, the latest countermeasure generation based on Dilution/Confusion multi-effects.

This breakthrough in the field of anti-torpedo defence applies the dilution/confusion concept to defend high value and mission essential units by generating high-level acoustic signals over 360-degree, covering the full frequency range of the attacking torpedo.

This anti-torpedo system, fitted with its associated reaction module CONTRALTO, which computes the most appropriate evasive manoeuvre and deployment sequence once a threat is detected, is already in service in the French Navy and in several foreign navies.

“This capability will provide navies with a combat-proven solution and if manufactured in Australia, will provide transfer new technology and skills to local industry,” François Romanet, CEO of Naval Group Pacific, commented.

The shipbuilder inked MOUs with Archer Enterprises, Axiom Precision Manufacturing, Baron Rubber, BB Engineering, CAMPAGNO Engineering, GPC Electronics, Land Air Sea Space (LASS), MacTaggart Scott Australia and Verseng Group.