Naval prime contractor DCNS to showcase expertise at IDEX, NAVDEX

ABU DHABI, 19th February 2015 (WAM) — DCNS, a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, has confirmed its participation to NAVDEX and IDEX exhibitions in Abu Dhabi, between 22 -26 February 2015, to showcase its expertise in this key export market and to meet key players.

At IDEX, DCNS will exhibit the Frigate FREMM (French Fregate Europeene Multi-Mission), OPV 90, Gowind 2500, the Scorpene 2000 submarine and the MU 90. Additional exhibits at NAVDEX will include scale models of DCNS ships, FREMM, Gowind 2500 and Gowind 1000, Scorpene 1000 submarine, F21 and Contralto S.

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, services and new energy solutions.

A company press release noted that DCNS’s product portfolio includes naval systems for surface combatants, submarines, services, underwater weapons, simulators for initial and ongoing crew training, and innovative solutions in marine renewable energy (MRE).

Technologically complex programmes are DCNS’s core area of expertise. The group is currently carrying out programmes for clients on four continents. The submarine programme for Brazilian Navy, which is a world first in terms of scale, is now in the production phase. Furthermore, the contracts DCNS won in Egypt and Malaysia for Gowind corvettes confirm DCNS offering’s growing competitive potential.

Gowind, DCNS said, is an exceptional tool for missions ranging from counter-piracy to sea control and denial including anti-submarine warfare operations. These corvettes have been designed to be simple to operate, easy to maintain and efficient. Gowind platforms and mission systems can be tailored to customer requirements for an optimum trade-off between homeland security and naval combat capabilities.