Bagota, Colombia. 01 December 2021. Naval group not only is presenting its on, above and below the sea offerings but also its high-tech systems and solutions designed for the entire vessels life cycle showcasing its unique capacity to accompany navies with a large offer for simulation, modernisation, maintenance and services.
Naval Group is one of the rare players in the naval industry to have the capacity to design, build, maintain and upgrade surface ships as well as submarines, but also naval infrastructures and naval bases. It is one of the few manufacturers in the world able to offer fully armed ships with their combat systems and the equipment necessary for their engagement in theatres of operations.
Naval Group is an international and global player that strengthens its footprint worldwide through its presence on 4 continents and in 18 countries to ensure a sustainable presence close to its clients.
The Group is significantly increasing its multi-domestic presence in Latin America to strengthen its long-lasting cooperation with the navies in the region. With this logic in mind, Naval Group opened a regional representative office in Bogota in 2016 to reinforce its partnership with the naval defence industry in the region and its participation to the naval defence projects launched by the Colombian navy and neighbouring countries.
The Colombian Navy initiated in 2015 the replacement of the Padilla frigates (Plataforma Estrategica de Superficie program). This program requires the new ships to be built locally which will involve the development of a naval ecosystem through intergovernmental, industrial, academic and scientific cooperation. On the longer run, the Colombian Navy will also need to replace its submarine fleet.
In South America, Naval Group has a strong footprint in the submarine field through major contracts with Chile and Brazil thanks to our Scorpène® submarine, the most suitable solution for the submarine replacement programs in the region. The Group is also proud of its successes in the retrofits of combat management system (CMS) on U209 submarines in the region which demonstrates its ability to work closely with the navies and local industrial partners, even on submarines not of its own design and construction.
Naval Group’s stand at Expodefensa 2021 (expodefensa.com.co) reflects its comprehensive offer with a focus on both surface ships and submarines as well as innovative solutions:
• Gowind®: a sea-proven international success for the “Plataforma Estrategica de Superficie” program.
Gowind® is the multimission frigate proposed to Colombia for the “Plataforma Estrategica de Superficie”program. Gowind® is Naval Group’s response to 21st century security and defence challenges. Multipurpose is the key world to define the Gowind capabilities
In term of construction and ability to accompany navies and their indsurtes with the abroad construction Nine of the twelve Gowind® vessels contracted are being built with foreign partners including Egypt, through a transfer of technology. The first Gowind® built in Egypt was delivered on January 2021.
• Scorpene®: combat-proven oceanic submarines for the replacement of the Peruvian fleet.
Scorpene® is the conventional submarine proposed to Peru for its fleet replacement in the coming decade. Naval Group combines unique platform and combat system skills to provide operational superiority and safety benefiting from the French Navy legacy.
Scorpene® 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.
Standing as the latest generation of combat system, Subtics® addresses the growing challenges of modern submarines missions in blue and shallow waters such as Anti-Surface and AntiSubmarine Warfare, intelligence gathering, land-attack or deep strike. Highly modular and scalable, Subtics® can be integrated either on new platforms or as part of modernisation programs for existing submarines.