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  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group (former DCNS) has appointed a new executive director to work with the Commonwealth of Australia on the Australian Future Submarine program. Jean-Michel Billig, the Australia executive director joined Naval Group in May 2017 as special advisor to Hervé Guillou, President and CEO. The Australian federal government has selected Naval Group as its […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French ECA Group has teamed with Naval Group (formerly known as DCNS) to prepare its IT180 VTOL drone for integration on ships. The two companies already collaborated with the IT180 at the end of May 2017. ECA Group participated in the second edition of “Naval Innovation Days” in Ollioules (South of France), an event organized by DCNS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group says it has acquired a new Towed Acoustic Projector System (TAPS) that will help the organization improve its underwater acoustic research. DST said it had been using it’s much larger 10 tonne sonar research projector system (SRP) to conduct experiments for many years. This system requires the transmission […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri and French Naval Group have outlined plans for a possible future joint venture at the Euronaval conference taking place in Paris, France. The latest agreement is the result of a year’s work during which the two sides looked at ways of creating “a more efficient and competitive” European shipbuilding industry and to reinforce […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French state-owned shipbuilder DCNS announced on Wednesday it was changing its name to Naval Group, for better “exposure and credibility in international markets”. “The creation of a strong, unifying brand, that embodies both our heritage and our expertise will enable us to meet two major objectives: continue to attract and retain the best and brightest talent […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Authorities, Industry news

    France and Italy have signed an intergovernmental agreement reaffirming their support to Naviris, a joint venture between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and French defense contractor Naval Group. Signed on February 27, the agreement makes the long term alliance launched by these two industrial groups fully operational. “We welcome this intergovernmental agreement, which reinforces our joint-venture Naviris,” […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In this U.S. Navy photo, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs pier side to welcome the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) as it returns home after a seven month deployment. USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG) which operates in the […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Research & Development

    Naviris, a 50/50 owned joint venture between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and French defense contractor Naval Group, has signed its first contract regarding research and technology (R&T) with OCCAR, the European Joint Armaments Cooperation organisation.

  • 26 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    French shipbuilder and submarine specialists has unveiled a new submarine concept at the Euronaval show in Paris with which it prepares for future imagined threats, needs and constraints. The concept is a digital submarine adapted to the future generations. SMX 31 builds on the SMX 30 (introduced by the company in 2016) which displaced 3,000 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) has extended seven framework contracts with Bergen Group Services related to work on the servicing and maintenance of the Armed Forces vessels. The total value of the contract extension is estimated to be NOK 15-20 million (approx. $1.8-$2.3M). The one-year extension of the framework agreements is an option related to the original contrast […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group announced its participation in the EU-led autonomous systems integration project OCEAN2020. With Italy’s Leonardo at the helm, ECA Group will join partners from 15 European countries to work on the first cross-European military research program to-date. OCEAN2020 will examine the integration of unmanned platforms of different types (fixed wing, rotary […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has concluded negotiations for the construction of two Gowind corvettes for the United Arab Emirates Navy. The deal is estimated to be worth around €750 million (US $850 million) and has options for an additional two units in the class. The contract signing was first reported by Intelligence Online and subsequently […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense and security company ECA Group recently demonstrated their autonomous underwater vehicle in the harbor of Brest, France. The A27-M AUV, as the vessel is named, was demonstrated to a number of French and foreign naval officials including representatives of OCCAR. ECA Group displayed the efficiency of the AUV and its mission management software suite in mine […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) recently began their participation in the German-led Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2015 (NOCO 15). NOCO 15 is a multinational exercise for NATO, Partnership for Peace and EU countries, which has been conducted annually since 2007 in the Baltic region. Its aim is […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indonesian Navy has recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an aerial magnetic range to determine a ship’s magnetic signature. According to UAV manufacturer ECA Group, this is the first time a navy has used a drone to assess a vessel’s vulnerability to underwater mines and other threats. The French company’s STERNA UAV was deployed […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United Arab Emirates Navy has ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group, French president Emmanuel Macron announced during a press conference in Dubai. Macron’s confirmation comes days after media reports emerged indicating UAE Navy’s interest in the vessels which are turning out to be an export success for the French shipbuilder. In […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    French autonomous systems specialist ECA Group joined forces with maritime solution provider MAURIC to design a patrol vessel-sized ship specialized for carrying and deploying mine countermeasure autonomous vessel of all sizes. The design is named Octopoda and comes in two ranges, a 30-meter Octopoda 300 and a larger, 50-meter Octopoda 500. Integrated with UMIS system […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    ECA Group has released a new INSPECTOR 120 unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as a part of its robotic and autonomous systems portfolio for naval applications. As explained by the company, the 12-meter USV has been developed to automatically deploy the ECA Group unmanned systems (UUVs) such as autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) A18-M, towed sonars T18-M, […]

  • 3 July 2020

    Amid the coronavirus crisis, a new contractual milestone was crossed by the Belgium Naval & Robotics teams representing the Naval Group-ECA Group consortium.

  • 14 May 2018
    Research & Development

    US Navy ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 have completed a group sail maneuver, working together for the first time in over two years. Led by aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the CSG included Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21. DESRON 21 […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group, officially received a contract for the construction of twelve mine-hunting vessels for the navies of the Netherlands and Belgium. As revealed, the 12 ships will be equipped with some 100 drones, clustered in ten mission toolboxes. The contract is worth 2 billion […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Industry news

    Naviris, a joint venture between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and French defense contractor Naval Group, is now fully operational following the first board meeting held on January 13, 2020. The JV is said to pave the way to the consolidation of European naval defense in response to the increasing pressure of worldwide competitors. With the head […]

  • 30 April 2020

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group recently announced the selection of first equipment suppliers for the five future intermediate-size frigates (FTI) to be built for the Marine Nationale. As part of the framework construction contract awarded to Naval Group by the French Defence Procurement Agency in April 2017, the company started a process of selecting the program’s […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French unmanned systems manufacturer ECA Group announced that the unmanned mine counter measure integrated system (UMIS) it delivered to Kazakh Navy passed sea acceptance trials. The system was delivered and installed onboard the Kazakh Navy 10750E-class mine countermeasure vessel. Built by the Russian shipyard SNSZ in St Petersburg, this first mine hunter has reached Aktau, Kazakhstan, […]

  • 5 March 2019

    The Australian defense ministry and French shipbuilder Naval Group have reached another step in the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine program with the signing of the design contract on March 5. The design contract was signed less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    French defense technology company Naval Group has unveiled a new Li-ion batteries system which will provide its conventional submarines with improved operational capabilities, as well as an optimized immersion period and reloading time. The system was developed in close technical partnership with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and in close cooperation between Saft, CEA […]