In the above video, Naval Group’s Stéphane Fremont, Director of Surface Combatants Programs, gives us an update on the Gowind LCS Frigate program as well as its SETIS combat management system. Fadzli Razali, System Integration Engineer, tells us about the key strenghts of SETIS.
Gowind® is Naval Group’s response to 21st century defence and security challenges. The platform combines high survivability characteristics with outstanding anti-air (AAW), antisurface (ASuW) and anti-submarine (ASW) warfare performances thanks to the MU90 and to the CANTO®-V.
Naval Group combines unique platform and combat system skills to provide operational superiority and safety benefiting from the French Navy legacy. Naval Group contributes to strengthen the sovereignty of its customers through long-term partnerships, industrial cooperation and through-life support services, as proven by its strong credentials. Nine of the ten Gowind® vessels contracted are being built with foreign partners in Malaysia and Egypt. In December 2012, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) contracted Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) for the construction of 6 Second Littoral Combat Ships, in Lumut, Malaysia, with Naval Group as main subcontractor.
Mistral is a multipurpose Force Projection vessel providing extended capabilities and designed to command and achieve, with the highest level of performance, joint operations, as well as Search and Rescue and humanitarian aids missions from the sea. Highly capable and maneuverable thanks to its power propulsion solution; Mistral integrates through an optimized platform architecture innovative solutions, extending the capabilities of a conventional LHD. Mistral is multipurpose by design. Mistral is combat proven with the French Navy, and ready for transfer of technology with the Malaysian industry. For the Multi-Role Support Ship (MRSS) future acquisition plan, Naval Group offers Mistral based design solution with 60% of local content.
Scorpène® is ideally suited for action and operational effectiveness. Robust and enduring, it’s an ocean-going submarine also designed for shallow waters operations. Multipurpose, it fulfils the entire scope of missions such as Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine Warfare, special operations, offensive minelaying and intelligence gathering. The RMN had acquired 2 Scorpène® class submarines which are now maintained through BDNC JVC in which Naval Group is involved. In 10 years from now, BDNC has developed from scratch specific competences allowing Malaysia to increase its sovereignty in submarine capability, from routine maintenance to main overhaul (REFIT).
Belharra® is Naval Group’s answer to navies looking for a compact frigate to perform a large range of missions, stand-alone or within a task force, for high sea duration missions or for shallow water operation in congested and contested operational environment. Belharra® benefits from Naval Group centuries of experience ensuring unmatched stealth and outstanding detection capabilities. It features a robust platform, resilient systems and recoverability features that will enable it to retain operational capability following damage. This new frigate features high level capabilities in anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine, and asymmetric warfare domains as well as the access to deep strike capability.