German Defense and security electronics company HENSOLDT acquired French company NEXEYA in October last year.
NEXEYA’s LYNCEA CMS was selected following a French defense procurement agency (DGA) tender which started in august 2018. According to NEXEYA , LYNCEA is an innovative, effective and competitive CMS solution.
Besides its normal Command & Control functions, LYNCEA implements innovative tactical datalink that increase the operational capabilities of VBSS teams and commandos. LYNCEA implements also additional capacities to store and analyze data collected by UAVs deployed from the patrol vessel.
For the record, LYNCEA has already been fitted aboard 6 D’Estienne d’Orves-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) and 6 Floreal-class Frigates of the French Navy.
The LYNCEA CMS is developed in NEXEYA’s main facilities located in Toulon and Angoulême. This new program represents around 13,000 working hours for NEXEYA’s engineers and technicians.
“Nexeya Company and all its employees are proud to have been selected upon this competition. This will strengthen our position on the OPV market and open to us new perspectives in France and abroad”Jérôme Giraud, NEXEYA’s CEO
About POM offshore patrol vessels
The French Ministry of Armed Forces on January 17 2020 confirmed an order for six new offshore patrol vessels known as “POM” (Patrouilleur d’Outre-Mer). The contract was awarded on December 24 2019 to a Socarenam / CNN MCO consortium by the DGA. Intended for the French Navy, these OPVs will be based in French overseas territories to replace the ageing P400-class patrol boats.:
- Two POM vessels will be based in New Caledonia (Nouméa)
- Two in la Réunion (Port-des-Galets)
- And two in French Polynesia (Papeete).
The future POM patrol ships will carry out protection missions in France’s exclusive economic zones (EEZ), intervene against maritime pollution and in favor of environmental protection, as well as rescue and assistance to people.
The POM will have an endurance of 30 days without refueling. Each ship will accommodate a crew of 30 sailors and 23 passengers and operate an unmanned aerial vehicle. Their armament will include a 20mm caliber remote-controlled turret (Narwhal by Nexter), as well as 12.7 mm and 7.62mm machine guns. The POM vessel will be 80 meters long and 11.8 meters wide, with a draft of 3.5 meters.