Naval Group gathered last week, for the third consecutive year, its governmental, industrial and academic partners. Over the course of these two days, Naval Group presented its innovations dedicated to naval-force combat superiority. The exchanges addressed the projects that need to be accelerated to allow Naval Group’s client navies, the first of which being the French Navy, to fulfil their current and future missions.
This conception solution developed with Dassault Systemes is used for the conception of the FTI. It relies on newly developped functionalities: 1- CAD (computer-aided design) facilitating the simultaneous engineering of the hull and compartments. 2- An integrated schematic tool that facilitates tiling. 3- An optimized catalog allowing the rationalization of articles. 4- Unique electronic management for all product documentation.
“The last few years have seen a rapid ramping up on the international stage of the competencies of not only the armed forces, but also industry, from emerging economies. If we want to ensure that the French Navy maintains its technological combat superiority and maintain our attractiveness for the export market, we must place innovation at the heart of our strategy and accelerate our initiatives”, explains Éric Papin, Director of Innovation and Technological Expertise.
A live demonstration showed a maintenance operation on a vessel at sea performed collaboratively, thanks to virtual reality and augmented reality, between the crew and a Naval Group technician located in the Operational Digitally Integrated Support Center at the Toulon Naval Base.
Naval Group is a prime contractor for the French naval defense industry and capitalizes daily on an innovation ecosystem, which it wished to associate with the Naval Innovation Days. These industrial (Dassault Systèmes, Cobham) and academic (ENSTA Paris Tech, École centrale de Nantes, Université d’Aix-Marseille) partners or innovative start-up SMEs (ALSEAMAR, SNIPS, Studio NYX, EGERIE) were present for a wide variety of subjects such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing or cyberdefence.
A tool to assist crews with the increasing traffic in littoral areas and multiform threat. This Naval Group solution offers a day / night panoramic surveillance system, identification sensors, lethal and non lethal effectors, augmented reality and decision making system. This tool is being offered for the French Navy FTI (but has not been selected yet).