DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in energy. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems provider and integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.
DCNS has a wide range of products and services including maintenance, naval infrastructure and cooperations to develop local content. The Group is keen to involve the local industry through technology transfer and to set up local partnerships in line with national goals. In India, DCNS is committed to a close collaboration with the Indian Navy and local shipbuilding industry. Indigenization of P75 is a good example of a "Make in India" project, P75 submarines being manufactured in India right from the First Of Class. The Group set up DCNS India Private Limited, a subsidiary specialising in naval services, in March 2009, to contribute to this ambitious policy.
DCNS is showcasing a wide range of expertise in naval systems at DEFEXPO 2016.
Scorpene® (P75 conventional Submarine)
* Six such submarines are getting manufactured at MDL for Indian Navy with DCNS design and support. The first submarine is at very advanced level and is expected to be commissioned by end of 2016.
* With India, Chile and Malaysia, a total of ten Scorpene® submarines will be in service around the world.
Mistral Landing Platform Deck Ship.
Indian Navy under Make In India issued RFP to three Indian shipyards to procure four LPDs (two at winning shipyard and two on nomination to HSL). Pipavav (now Reliance) is partner of DCNS and RFP offer has been submitted and decision from Indian government is awaited.
DCNS Evolved Aircraft Carrier Ship
The aircraft carrier deploys an on-board aircraft group (up to 40 aircraft). DEAC® (DCNS Evolved Air Craft) is equipped with the latest generation of combat systems. Its advanced conventional propulsion system allows the optimization of replenishment frequency and ensures a permanent presence at sea within an air-sea group.
DCNS also designs and builds the Barracuda, a state of the art submarine for French Navy dedicated to deal with an ever-growing array of challenges. The First Of Class, the SSN Suffren, is scheduled to enter service in 2017. Between 2017 and 2027 six Barracudas will replace the six Rubis-class ships currently in service. DCNS also proposes a conventionally powered version – named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A – as its pre-concept design for competitive evaluation process (CEP) phase of Australia's Collins-class submarine replacement.
The MU90 lightweight torpedo is the sole new lightweight torpedo in the world. Designed and built with the most advanced technologies, the MU90 torpedo is capable to counter any type of submarine even acoustically coated, deep diving, fast evasive, deploying anti-torpedo effectors or bottomed in littoral areas.
OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation)
The principle of OTEC is based on harnessing the difference in temperature in tropical waters between the surface water, which is at about 25°C, and water at depth, which is at 5°C at a depth of 1000 m. OTEC power can supply continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week making the only base-load power source benefiting isolated areas like islands. In India OTEC solution is being discussed with Indian Navy for Andaman islands.