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  • 25 May 2016

    French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up by French companies DCNS and Piriou in 2013. STX France said the decision was based on strong commercial setbacks and that the take-over should take place in fall this year. While the arguably most prominent naval […]

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

    DCNS has completed the construction of the third French multi-mission frigate, Languedoc. The frigate is to begin its trials next month. The delivery of the vessel will take place next year and the FREMM will be the first of its type to join Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. Another FREMM, Auvergne will join Languedoc in 2017. […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced on April 12 that it has signed a heads of terms agreement with France for the acquisition of STX France. The French state was represented by the Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE), Fincantieri said. STX France is owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday announced the country is temporarily nationalizing Europe’s only only shipyard capable of building aircraft carriers in a bid to find a better shareholder deal. This means that Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, who earlier signed a heads of agreement deal with France, will not be taking over the STX shipyard […]

  • 22 October 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 21, 2015. This port visit serves to enhance U.S.-France relations as the two nations work together for a more stable, secure and prosperous region. During this port visit, Farragut Sailors will participate in various tours of […]

  • 4 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has received a South Korean court approval for the acquisition of Saint-Nazaire-based shipbuilder STX France. The French shipyard was owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell the French yard under a company-wide, court-led restructuring. Fincantieri confirmed on Tuesday that it has been selected as preferred bidder in […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) welcomed France’s newest amphibious craft Feb. 7 as part of the joint operations that make an essential piece of Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. A landing catamaran, or LCAT, entered the well deck of Wasp as a test of the interoperability between the French craft and U.S. amphibious vessels. […]

  • 20 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) arrived in Marseille, France, on its way home from the counter-ISIL mission. The nuclear-powered carrier arrived in France for a scheduled port visit on December 16. Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group departed Norfolk on June 1 and conducted strikes into Syria and Iraq in […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Chilean Navy has awarded French defense contractor ECA Group a contract to upgrade the steering consoles of Scorpène-class submarines. The contract is part of the country’s wider submarines modernization program which will also see two Type-209 boats receive some features of the Scorpene-class submarines including steering consoles and energy converter. Chile operates two Scorpene-class […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    French and Egyptian officials have concluded a contract for two Mistral-class ships in Paris, September 23. French president Francois Hollande has confirmed in an announcement that the Mistral helicopter carriers, which had initially been built for Russia, will be sold to Egypt. Following the high-profile meeting, Reuters quoted Hollande as saying: Yesterday, I agreed the price […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Whether Europe sees the creation of a “naval Airbus” will be known by June 2018. That is the date by which French and Italian shipbuilding giants Naval Group and Fincantieri are to define “a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance”. The announcement of the possible merger was made in Lyon, France, by French president […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian has affirmed that France would find buyers for their two Mistral-class ships. Russian military-technical cooperation sector has confirmed to TASS that they will start dismantling Russian technology from the French ships on Monday. Originally meant for Russia, the two Mistral-class vessels were built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire. France, however, suspended the delivery […]

  • 26 October 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Marseille, France Oct. 26, 2015 after the completion of a scheduled port visit. During the port visit, Farragut Sailors spent time with French dignitaries, the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Mess “Ganteaume”, and provided shipboard tours to various supporting organizations in France. Farragut previously operated with the […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Missile manufacturer MBDA announced it has completed the first test firing of the Anglo-French anti-ship missile Sea Venom/ANL at the Île du Levant test range in France. The missile is being developed to deliver an enhanced capability and replace existing and legacy systems such as the UK-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT anti-ship missiles. The […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Egyptian Navy has signed an in-service support agreement with Naval Group for the upkeep of Egyptian Navy vessels delivered by the French shipbuilder. The agreement was announced on December 3 at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX) and lays ground to the contract framing the maintenance activity related to Naval Group’s vessels sold to […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Belgium has chosen a consortium led by France’s Naval Group for the construction of 12 new minehunters for the navies of Belgium and the Netherlands. Belgium Naval & Robotics, as the consortium made up of Naval Group and ECA Robotics is named, will build the minehunters and their drone systems under a ten-year contract worth […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered the water again after spending over 14 months in the dry dock as part of her mid-life upgrade. The aircraft carrier was refloated at the Toulon navy base on May 16 after entering the dry dock on February 8, 2017. FS Charles de Gaulle […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri announced it has signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 50% of the share capital of STX France from the French state. The agreement provides for a purchase price of euro 59.7 million (approx. USD$74M). The signing takes place after the resolution of the share purchase agreement previously signed between Fincantieri and […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The European Commission announced it would examine Fincantieri’s proposed acquisition of Chantiers de l’Atlantique (formerly known as STX France) following a request submitted by France and Germany. The transaction could harm competition at European and global level, the commission said adding that the acquisition does not reach the turnover thresholds set by the EU Merger Regulation […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with BAE Systems for the design and development of the new Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). In March this year Thales France won the contract for the French and UK’s collaborative Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MMCM) project. As part of that project, over the last 18 months, […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first block of a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Argentine Navy was already assembled in Concarneau, French defense minister Florence Parly visited the site of shipbuilder Piriou to mark the official start of construction under the EUR280 million contract. The visit took place on April 19 and follows a February announcement […]

  • 28 September 2015

    In continuation of Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to West Asia, Africa and Europe, INS Trikand entered Toulon, France, on September 26 for a three day visit. The ship will engage extensively with the French Navy during its stay in the country. Apart from professional interaction, a number of sports and social engagements are also planned. The […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder CMN has launched the first two of a planned 39 high-speed interceptor boats it is building for the Royal Saudi Navy. The launching of the boats, with hull numbers 315 and 316, was announced by the Saudi Arabian defense ministry. The boats will be built and delivered through a transfer of technology agreement […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Denmark’s defense ministry announced on Friday it’s intention to deploy one of its frigates to France where it would join the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for exercises in early 2019. Early 2019 is when the Marine Nationale’s sole aircraft carrier is expected to make a return to the fleet after an […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has established a Dutch subsidiary, Naval Group Netherlands, in a bid to secure a role in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine and Tripartite-class mine countermeasures ship replacement programs. Led by Mark van Rooij, Naval Group Netherlands will serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. “Naval Group’s new subsidiary, […]

  • 9 August 2011

    France’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will next week return home for maintenance from its mission supporting NATO airstrikes on Libya… (brecorder) [mappress] Source: brecorder, August 9, 2011;

  • 30 September 2015

    Italian Orizzonte class destroyer ITS Andrea Doria has made her first port of call in Brest, France, while sailing to the Hebrides for exercises “Joint Warrior 15-2” and “At Sea Demonstration”. During the stay in port, September 17 – 21, Captain Angelo Virdis, commanding officer of the unit, and Captain Giuseppe Schivardi, defence attaché in Paris, have […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Saudi Arabian state-owned defense company Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Naval Group for cooperation in the construction of naval vessels. The two sides would work together on building a range of warships, including frigates and corvettes, SAMI announced at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi, according to […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Theoule-sur-Mer, France August 13 to partake in commemorative events honoring the liberation of southern France by Allied forces during World War II. This port call marks the third consecutive year that Mount Whitney will take part in the festivities organized by the city of […]