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  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    DCNS will propose the world’s most advanced conventionally powered submarine – named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A – as its pre-concept design for Australia’s future submarine Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP). The submarine takes its name from the Shortfin Barracuda, an indigenous species of the Barracuda found in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. DCNS has developed the […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Industry news

    DCNS’s Cherbourg centre has completed the first pressure hull ring for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) almost one month ahead of schedule. This is an important milestone for a particularly ambitious DCNS-led programme. The first ring of Barracuda No. 3 SSN Tourville was completed less than two years after that of Barracuda No. […]

  • 5 July 2011

      Defence procurement agency DGA has placed an order with DCNS for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine for the French Navy. This order comes under the framework programme contract awarded to DCNS in December 2006 calling for the delivery of six next-generation SSNs between 2017 and 2028. Barracuda-type SSNs will replace the six Rubis-class […]

  • 11 June 2019

    A Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber was discovered in the English Channel 75 years after its pilot was forced to ditch during World War 2. The Fleet Air Arm bomber has been found largely intact and is now being recovered in sections. The wreck was uncovered by engineers working for the UK National Grid who are […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French defense minister Florence Parly announced on May 4 that another Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine was ordered for the French Navy. According to a defense ministry statement, the decision to order the fifth boat in the class was made during a defense ministry meeting on May 2. The new generation nuclear submarines are built by […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new Indian-built Offshore Patrol Vessel Barracuda was commissioned in the service of the National Coast Guard of Mauritius in Port Louis today, March 12.   Due to the country’s vast exclusive economic zone, the vessel was much needed to maintain security and safety surrounding waters and the Indian Ocean. Barracuda, a 1,300-tonne vessel, will be involved in policing transnational crimes […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Defence shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipyard & Engineers is expected to deliver a 1,300 tonne offshore patrol vessel named “Barracuda” to Mauritius on Saturday. The $58 million vessel is the first warship ordered by a foreign country from an Indian shipyard. Senior naval officers have long argued for exporting warships to countries in the Indo – Pacific region. This, they […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP). The system will be used to neutralize mines […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for the submarine Suffren was held early July, the boat entered water on August 1, according to an announcement from the French […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Suffren boats will be more silent, durable, and deadly than their predecessors.

  • 30 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy’s new nuclear-powered attack submarine Suffren has started first sea trials. Suffren is the first of six new Barracuda generation of navy boats built by Naval Group to replace the ageing Rubis-class. The sea trials started on April 28 after the newbuilding left Cherbourg Naval Base, according to an announcement from the French […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Sirius is currently providing replenishment support as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE on the back of successful trials of a new high-speed inflatable towed target system with an unmanned boat. The system was developed to meet the Navy’s need for a low-cost expendable towed target for maritime training on the high seas. […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Tabar entered Port Louis, Mauritius where it will participate in the Mauritius National Day celebrations. On the occasion, the ship would be fielding a marching contingent in addition to a fly-past by the embarked Chetak helicopter and a performance by the Indian Naval Band. INS Tabar is scheduled to stay in […]

  • 5 July 2019

    On July 3, the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarine Saphir (S602) reached the Cherbourg port, prior to her retiring from the navy’s fleet. After 35 years of service, Saphir will be the first of six Rubis-class submarines to be retired from active duty at the end of this month. Launched in 1981 and commissioned three […]

  • 1 November 2016

    HMAS Farncomb, Royal Australian Navy’s second Collins-class submarine, pulled into Tasmania for a five day port visit during a recent south-east Australia deployment, allowing family and friends to explore life onboard a submarine. The visit was the first time many of the ship’s company had a chance to show loved ones what their day job entails. Electronic Warfare […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian defense ministry has awarded Lockheed Martin a AU$700 million contract to design, build and integrate a combat system for the Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines. Announcing the contract on January 25, Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lockheed Martin Australia would create 200 new jobs, majority of which will […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Highlights include the Indian Navy’s Scorpene SSK, the Mistral-Class LHD, the Gowind OPV L’Adroit together with the Barracuda SSN, a future Aircraft Carrier design and DCNS’ services solutions. At the centre of the focus, the Scorpene submarine which Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) is producing under ToT from DCNS will be displayed. The first Scorpene submarine […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Cathelco are supplying seawater pipework anti-fouling systems for the new generation of Barracuda Class submarines which are being built by DCNS for the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA, Direction générale de l’armement) – on behalf of the French Navy. The nuclear propelled submarines are designed to replace the Rubis Class and will become a key […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Prime contractors from the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine Program started the second submarine industry day during which they will brief Australian industry on opportunities available in the Program. The briefing started Thursday at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, said this engagement with defence industry demonstrates the commitment to maximising […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia and France have officially signed an agreement on Australia’s Future Submarine program that will see French shipbuilder DCNS build 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines for the Australian Navy. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and France’s Minister of Defence, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, today welcomed the signing of the agreement on December 20.   […]

  • 17 August 2017

    Mauritius Police Force/National Coast Guard (NCG) commissioned its new patrol vessel CGS Valiant in Port Louis on August 16. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Mauritius and other government and security officials. In his address, the Prime Minister highlighted that the acquisition of CGS Valiant was yet another milestone in the upgrading […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder and defense contractor DCNS announced it has performed a “qualification firing” of the French Navy’s F21 heavyweight torpedo. This move brings the torpedo another step closer to being fielded on the French submarines. In addition to being fielded on the French new Barracuda-class nuclear submarines, the torpedo was expected to be ready for delivery […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Industry news

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) launched the Offshore Patrol Vessel (MOPV) built for the Government of Mauritius on 2 August 2013  from the main yard. The ship was launched by Mrs K. O. Fong Weng-Poorun, Senior Chief Executive of PMO, Govt of Mauritius in the presence of His Excellency Dr Arye Kumar Juggessar, […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    On 1st July 2013, the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) successfully carried out the first qualification firing of the naval cruise missile (MdCN or Missile de Croisière Naval). The firing, which took place at the DGA’s Biscarrosse missile test centre (situated in the department of Landes in South West France) , was representative of […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norwegian Navy has chosen Sagem’s SIGMA 40 navigation system for its offshore patrol boats. Sagem (Safran) has won a contract to modernize the Navy’s navigation system on three Nordkapp class offshore patrol vessels. These armed, helicopter-carrier patrol boats, displacing more than 3300 metric tons, will be fitted with SIGMA 40 laser gyro navigation systems. SIGMA […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS hosted an industry day together with other French companies and officials in Oslo advocating a strengthening of industrial cooperation between the two countries ahead Norway’s decision on who would be building its next generation of submarines. The Norwegian Ministry of Defence announced in April 2016 that DCNS was shortlisted as one of […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Naval Group Australia on May 18 announced that its board of directors appointed John Davis as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Future Submarine program director. According to Naval Group, the appointment will become effective 1 July 2018. John Davis will be in charge of the delivering a fleet of 12 new submarines to the […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia’s first air warfare destroyer NUSHIP Hobart returned to Adelaide after completing its sea acceptance trials off the coast of South Australia. Hobart spent the past five weeks demonstrating its on-board weapons capabilities, including 21 days at sea, where it conducted 20 platform system tests and 45 combat system tests. AWD alliance program manager Craig Bourke said […]