Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:45:00 +0000
« Rester différent », c’est bien le créneau d’Ulstein, même lorsque le groupe norvégien décide de se lancer dans un tout nouveau secteur, celui des navires de croisière d’expédition. Un segment devenu populaire en Norvège où les chantiers, dans l’obligation de se diversifier pour ne plus dépendre du seul secteur de l’offshore, se tournent vers ce nouveau marché.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:01:01 +0000
Safran Electronics & Defense, leader européen des systèmes optroniques pour bâtiments de surface, enregistre un volume record de commandes pour le système optronique naval Vigy Observer, soit un total de 250 unités.
Ce chiffre a été atteint grâce à la récente commande à l'export d'une marine qui souhaite équiper de cette technologie plusieurs dizaines de ses embarcations rapides pour commandos. Cela porte ainsi à dix le nombre de forces navales dans le monde dotées du Vigy Observer.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:01:01 +0000
Cette offre consiste à proposer aux Marines une solution composée :
- D’un navire conçu par OCEA qui préserve mieux la vie des équipages, la valeur des actifs navires et des systèmes embarqués grâce à une amélioration des prédispositions naturelles de l’aluminium ; il délivre ainsi un « potentiel augmenté de survie ».
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:01:01 +0000
La Justice sud-coréenne a mis en vente STX Offshore & Shipbuilding ce mercredi.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:23:49 +0000
DIGINEXT, filiale du Groupe CS, présentera le radar transhorizon Stardivarius, nouveau type de radar innovant destiné à la surveillance des frontières maritimes et l'appui aux opérations de recherche et de sauvetage, bien au-delà de la portée des systèmes existants.
Une solution adaptée aux problématiques et menaces actuelles
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:47:00 +0000
Mine countermeasures is undergoing an operational and technological revolution. Fully automated robotic systems and unmanned vehicles are changing deployment doctrines and making MCM more accessible than ever.
Already acknowledged leaders in mine warfare, the French Navy and its contractors are pioneering the development of a new generation of fully automated robotic solutions. The prime aim is to keep personnel clear of the danger zone. To this end, unmanned vehicles are being designed to detect, classify, locate, identify, and then neutralise underwater threats.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +0000
STX France has unveiled DeviceSeas, a multimission concept for mine warfare, ocean research and more. Following a preliminary study phase and discussions with experts at Ifremer (French institute of marine research & exploration), SHOM (French Naval Hydrographic & Oceanographic Service) and Navy mine clearance specialists, STX France has developed a concept for a multi-role platform offering a vast modular work deck with space for survey boats, autonomous underwater vehicles, RHIBs and containers.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:44:00 +0000
Submarines can now deploy unmanned underwater vehicles as offboard sensor platforms. UUVs are ideal for covert reconnaissance and intelligence gathering missions and for maintaining situation awareness while the host submarine remains at a safe standoff distance.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:43:00 +0000
CMN is developing a new range of interceptors featuring planing, all-aluminium deep-V hulls and offering top speeds in excess of 40kts thanks to their low weight. Six of the larger HSI 32 model were delivered to Mozambique in 2016. CMN has also booked orders for several dozen boats for a Middle Eastern navy.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:42:00 +0000
Socarenam, based in northern France, has developed a range of offshore patrol vessels in collaboration with naval architecture firm Bureau Mauric. The designs use steel hulls and aluminium superstructures and are tailored for extended offshore patrols. Drawing on their long experience in commercial and general shipbuilding, Socarenam and Bureau Mauric offer a family of platforms that are user-friendly, rugged, economical and easy to maintain, with hulls optimised for good seakeeping and low fuel consumption.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:41:00 +0000
Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in inertial navigation systems. In this particularly advanced technology, the group’s Electronics & Defense company offers navies around the world high-performance solutions for demanding situations in the harshest environments.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:30:00 +0000
VIS-On Vessel or remote viewing of your vesssels for maintenance, training, safety, construction and promotion.
SBS Interactive will be at the Euronaval 2016 show, booth E69, Paris Le Bourget.
New in 2016: 3D measurements
Touring a ship is always a complex and difficult undertaking to organize, as it is rarely in port and the safety regulations are ubiquitous and stringent. Nevertheless, there are many technical reasons to tour a ship, not least for training the on-board personnel.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:01:01 +0000
Le tribunal de Séoul chargé de la procédure de redressement a annoncé qu’il cherchait à vendre le groupe coréen STX Offshore & Shipbuilding en bloc. Une annonce qui contrarie fortement le plan du gouvernement quant à l’avenir de la filiale française du groupe, STX France.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:13:00 +0000
DCNS has announced outline details of Belharra, its proposed new-generation 4000-tonne frigate. The prime aim is to meet the strong demand for medium-size frigates among international client navies. The type will also serve as a baseline for the French Navy’s proposed FTI medium-size frigate programme. Five ships are scheduled for delivery from 2023 as replacements for La Fayette-class frigates.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:12:00 +0000
While big data has been a big issue in the civil sector for some time, it has only come to the surface recently in naval defence. It is already clear, however, that new fighting ships, whether surface combatants or submarines, will soon have to make the step jump to IT architectures designed from the outset to handle more connections and radically larger data flows. The aim is to group together all relevant data and all standalone IT systems — beginning with a ship’s combat and platform management systems (CMS + PMS) and their many subsystems — in fewer ‘boxes’.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:11:00 +0000
In an increasingly connected — hence vulnerable — world, enemies see cyber attacks as highly asymmetric stealth weapons offering huge payoffs relative to cost. Such methods have obvious appeal for terrorist groups and even certain countries with designs on their enemies’ vital systems.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:10:00 +0000
Inertial navigation systems are critical items of military hardware, not least because they enable military platforms and weapon systems to determine their position independently. France boasts world-class know-how in fibre-optic gyroscopes and INS technologies.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:09:00 +0000
Since 2013, Piriou and DCNS have been partners in the Kership joint venture set up to market a variety of vessels for maritime security and naval missions. The range includes offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), from 45 to 90 metres in length, suitable for blue water and long range operations. All feature a panoramic (360°) bridge and a Polaris combat management system developed by DCNS to manage the ship’s sensors, display the tactical situation and provide communications resources for missions as part of a multinational force.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:08:00 +0000
The L-CAT or Landing Catamaran is a fast landing craft developed by CNIM, part of the France-based CNIM Group. The French Navy has had four in operation since 2012 and the Egyptian Navy two since 2016, both navies using them with their Mistral-class force projection vessels.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:07:00 +0000
France is one of the few countries to operate large maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) like the Atlantique 2, a type now undergoing modernisation. Drawing on its MPA experience, Dassault Aviation has also developed a range of lighter platforms for maritime patrol and surveillance. While the French Navy currently operates eight Falcon 50 MPAs, Dassault now offers a new type based on the Falcon 2000 LXS, a recent twin-engine business jet with a range of 4,200nm.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:34:00 +0000
With the sale of over 90 Combattante fast attack boats to its credit, Normandy-based shipbuilder CMN has revamped the entire family which now includes models between 46 and 65 metres in length. All feature state-of-the-art equipment, including powerful self-defence, electronic warfare and combat management systems and a panoramic bridge. Nor have the new designs compromised on the qualities that made the family’s reputation, namely overall performance, reliability and competitive acquisition costs.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:33:00 +0000
Raidco Marine has unveiled a new design concept for a logistic support vessel designated BSL 95. This simple, rugged ship is an economical solution that bridges the gap between landing helicopter docks and smaller amphibious craft that lack blue water capabilities. The concept’s inherent versatility ensures its suitability for conventional military projection or special forces operations; command, logistic support and transportation roles; also public service, sovereignty and representation missions.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:32:00 +0000
Acknowledged as the builder of the world’s largest cruise liners, Saint-Nazaire-based STX France also has a solid track record in warship construction. Several decades ago, the company built the Foch aircraft carrier for the French Navy. STX France works closely with DCNS on large-platform projects and programmes, including current-generation Mistral-class LHDs and next-generation logistic support vessels for domestic and international clients.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:31:00 +0000
High-performance assets alone do not make a navy efficient. Technical and operational expertise and training are equally important. In addition to giving client armed forces access to a wide range of initial and ongoing training services, France also shares its vast operational know-how with partner countries. For over 30 years, this mission has fallen to DCI (Défense Conseil International), the French specialists in defence training, consultancy and support. Some 70% of DCI’s staff are serving or recently retired military personnel.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000
Identification, protection, intelligence gathering, fire control… optronic systems play a critical role in naval operations from high-intensity combat to maritime security and asymmetrical warfare. System performance and efficiency depend not only on the technologies used, but also on the optimal integration of capabilities from passive multispectral imaging and active imaging to laser range-finding, targeting and designation, geolocation, image processing, tracking and stabilisation.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:30:00 +0000
Zodiac Milpro is the worldwide leader in manufacturing inflatable an RHIB for Military and Professional users, the company has a range from 3 to more than 13 meters. Zodiac Milpro recently delivered the French Navy Special Forces the ECUME RHIB, 15 are already in active service.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:46:00 +0000
Next week,— and only for this one week — Mer et Marine’s Maritime Newsletter will be devoted exclusively to the Euronaval 2016 naval defence show in Paris. The show will be held at the Paris–Le Bourget showgrounds from Monday 17 to Friday 21 October inclusive. As a Euronaval partner, Mer et Marine will update its Maritime Newsletter site each show day with exhibitors’ announcements and articles on innovations by French exhibitors.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:01:01 +0000
Manuel Valls a réitéré ce mardi la promesse gouvernementale de veiller au choix du repreneur des emblématiques chantiers navals de Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), mis en vente par le constructeur sud-coréen en difficulté STX.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:01:01 +0000
La demande formulée à plusieurs reprises a été entendue. Le lycée maritime du Guilvinec (29) aura, à la rentrée prochaine, son BTS pêche. L'annonce a été faite ce mardi lors de la venue dans l'établissement bigouden d'Isabelle Pellerin, vice-présidente du conseil régional.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:13:34 +0000
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Cammell Laird as the primary supplier of the acoustic scientific research and mapping equipment for the British Antarctic Survey’s new Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar research ship, owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is currently under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead in the Port of Liverpool City Region, UK in a build project worth £140million. The ship is due to enter operation in 2019.