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Naval Group at DEFEXPO 2018: Scorpene-class Submarine, Barracuda-class Submarine and F21 Torpedo






At DEFEXPO 2018, the Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition held in Chenai, India, Naval Group is showcasing state-of-art innovations created for modern navies. Scorpene®: The SCORPENE® is a 2000 tons conventional-propulsion submarine designed and developed by Naval Group for all types of mission, such as surface vessel warfare, anti-submarine warfare, long-range strikes, special operations or intelligence gathering. Extremely stealthy and fast, it is equipped by 6 weapon launching tubes, 18 weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines). 14 submarines were sold by Naval Group internationally; the SCORPENE® is an essential reference product in the area of modern conventional attack submarines (SSK) for navies across the globe. Six Scorpene class submarines are currently manufactured at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) for the Indian Navy with transfer of technology from Naval Group. Barracuda: Naval Group designs and builds the Barracuda, a state of the art and latest generation of strategic submarine for the French Navy dedicated to deal with an ever-growing array of challenges. Through the Australia Future Program, Naval Group will contribute to the delivery of 12 conventionally powered submarines, whose design is derived from Barracuda type submarines. F21 Heavy Weight Torpedo: The need for having unparalleled performances, while fulfilling the highest enhanced safety rules and standards for French nuclear submarine program resulted in the development of a totally new F-21 Heavy Weight Torpedo by the French Navy. The F-21 Heavy Weight Torpedo development successfully integrates the mastery of aluminium silver oxide technology which allows the torpedo to enjoy higher range and maximum available speed, making it a much more lethal weapon than other available torpedoes. At the same time, its most important and salient feature is that of safety i.e. designed to never explode on-board a submarine even in case of platform being on fire, itself being dropped, or being fired accidentally. Naval Group as a manufacturer, integrator as well as developer of advanced combat management systems of these torpedoes, also undertakes the complex task of seamless integration of this torpedo on-board the Scorpene® submarines.