DCNS, a European leader in naval defence attended the International Fleet Review and the Make in India Exhibition during January and February 2016 in India. The company is showcasing a wide range of expertise in naval systems at DefExpo 2016.
The DCNS booth will showcase the following major equipment through a variety of exhibits:-
Scorpene (P75 conventional Submarine)
Six such submarines are getting manufactured at MDL for Indian Navy with DCNS design and support. 1st 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). DCNS Evolved Aircraft Carrier 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 SSN (Nuclear Powered General Purpose Submarines) for the 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 submarines currently in service. DCNS 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 is the sole new lightweight torpedo in the world. 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. The MU90 torpedo is in service in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Poland, and has been ordered again in 2013.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation (OTEC)
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.