DCNS Exhibits at MSPO Expo 2015 from 1 to 4 September, at Poland

 DCNS will participate in MSPO Expo 2015 in Kielce which will be held in Poland from 1 to 4 September 2015. DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in energy. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.

DCNS proposes to the Polish Navy the sea proven SCORPENE class submarine with a highly performing acoustic discretion, an increased submerged autonomy thanks to the latest-generation air-independent propulsion systems, and the capacity to integrate Naval Cruise Missile (NCM). On 19th May 2015, DCNS achieved a world premiere in Europe in successfully launching from a surface ship the first NCM, developed by defence group MBDA for the French armed forces. The NCM can strike distant land targets with very high precision, thanks to its guidance system, reducing the risk of collateral damage.

Moreover, DCNS positions itself to build a strategic partnership with Polish industry. Besides, the Group is proposing to the Polish Navy that the majority of work be carried out in Poland by PGZ shipyards, for construction and maintenance of SCORPENE® submarines. DCNS is also proposing to PGZ the construction and long-term maintenance in their shipyards of the future surface vessels for Poland based on the new successful GOWIND® 2500 design including a combat system that could be jointly provided with CTM, a PGZ’s company. DCNS has a long tradition of technology transfer and has consistently demonstrated that it can be a key partner for navies, giving its customers full control of their sovereignty.

Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, stated: “DCNS is committed to pursuing its growth internationally and is willing to develop a long term and strategic partnership with Poland. As the major supplier and partner of the French Navy and with the support of the French authorities and its industrial partners, DCNS will be able to provide the best naval solutions necessary to significantly strengthen sovereignty of Poland and its autonomy to ensure the through-life support for its forces.”

DCNS showcases its state-of-the-art products and solutions including:


SCORPENE class submarines, already chosen by the Chilean, Royal Malaysian, Indian and Brazilian Navies, represent 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.

SUBTICS Combat Management System, already operational on board French Navy submarines as well as other export client Navy submarines, has demonstrated its impressive level of performance. It offers a unique capacity to detect and track very distant noise emitters at high speeds, establish a tactical summary and provide the necessary decision-support information and successfully perform the simultaneous launch of several types of weapon.

Surface combatant:

GOWIND 2500 is a new generation of compact combat vessels, robust and well equipped, both in terms of electronics, weapons and projection capacities. Equipped with DCNS SETIS Combat Management System, GOWIND 2500 has already enjoyed a significant commercial success as 10 units were sold in 2013 and 2014 for the Malaysian Navy and the Egyptian Navy. DCNS also guarantees the necessary support to ensure locally the tailoring of the design and construction as well as through-life support.


CANTO represents a breakthrough in the field of torpedo defence. It is designed to protect any platform, submarine or surface, against the most advanced torpedoes and the previous generation of torpedoes as well. CANTO is ordered by the French Navy to protect its SSN and SSBN and by the Brazilian Navy to protect the new SSK fleet. Unlike the classical decoys aiming at seducing the attacking torpedo by recognizing its acoustic signal and reproducing one false target, CANTO® is based on dilution/confusion principle. CANTO countermeasure acts completely independently of the torpedo threats thus offering a protection against numerous simultaneous torpedo attacks even in case of unknown torpedo threats.

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