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DCNS at IDEF 2009

DCNS, a major player on the European and world markets for value-added naval defence systems participated IDEF 2009. DCSN executives had some bilateral talks with Turkish officials.

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DCNS showcased its expertise in submarine design and construction, through the Scorpene submarines. Already chosen by the Chilean Navy and the Indian Navy, Scorpene submarines represents the state of the art in submarine design and construction and benefits from the latest technologies developed for nuclear-powered classes operated by the French Navy, particularly as regards acoustic discretion and combat system performance. Excellent endurance makes the Scorpene one of the few medium-displacement designs suitable for extended ocean patrol duties. The modular design can also be readily tailored to each customer’s specific mission profiles and other requirements. At the end of January, DCNS delivered the first of two Scorpene submarines ordered by Malaysia in June 2002: Tunku Abdul Rahman, which is scheduled to arrive in Malaysia early in the second half of 2009. The second of the series, Tun Razak, is scheduled for delivery in late 2009.
DCNS has consistently demonstrated that it can help client navies to expand their operational capabilities. The Group has developed a technology transfer methodology based on the progressive transfer of skills and know-how in conjunction with the phased expansion of local industrial capabilities.

The projection and command ship or Mistral LHD, the candidate for the Turkish LPD Program of the Turkish Navy is a multipurpose surface vessel designed to cover a broad spectrum of missions, including amphibious operations, crisis management, airborne operations, operational command, operational transport, healthcare support, humanitarian operations and freight transport. The operational capability and interoperability of the Mistral LHD were demonstrated in Operation Baliste off Lebanon and on sea trials with the US Navy (involving the LCAC and Super Stallion).

Building on its expertise as prime contractor for the French Navy, DCNS offers evolvable combat solutions responding to all fields of naval warfare and supporting multiple equipment configurations to address all customer needs in terms of mission, ships and environment. DCNS is also providing solutions for combat system modernisation, as well as cooperative engagement and network centric warfare.

MATRICS (Maritime Traffic Intelligence and Coastal Surveillance) is a taylor-made solution to monitor and protect maritime borders up to exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This offer addresses civil and military administrations and other bodies contributing to government actions at sea.