Naval Group sets sail for PACIFIC 2017

Naval Group is looking forward to its participation at this week’s Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition where the company will demonstrate how they will design and deliver twelve future submarines for Australia and create a sovereign submarine nation.

Over 45 representatives from Naval Group in France and Australia will attend this year’s PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Exposition. They will be on hand to demonstrate the wealth of experience the company has gained partnering with distinguished navies from around the world to deliver innovative platforms that are unrivalled on the ocean.

“We look forward to the opportunity to showcase the outcomes of 400 years of innovation in the naval domain for the benefit of our customers,” said Hervé Guillou, Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group.

“Naval Group is focused on the needs of our clients all around the world. Here in Australia, we are completely focused on partnering with the Department of Defence and Lockheed Martin Australia to grant full sovereignty and regional superiority with the delivery of the Future Submarine Program – one of the largest defence capital investment programs in Australia’s history and a truly national endeavour”.

During PACIFIC 2017, Naval Group will showcase:

Australia’s Future Submarine

A model of Australia’s Future Submarine will be available on the Naval Group stand for exposition attendees to view. Naval Group will design and build the Future Submarines based on the reference design of France’s Barracuda submarine, but will modify the original design to suit the Royal Australian Navy’s needs. More importantly, Naval Group is committed to transferring the skills and knowledge required to design and builf the future fleet, ushering in a new era of Australian submarine sovereignty.


A model of the Belh@rra®, the new front-line digital frigate dedicated to the international market, will also be showcased on the stand. This 4,000-tonne frigate is Naval Group’s answer to navies looking for a compact frigate, capable of ensuring long-range missions, operating alone or embedded in a naval force, on the high seas or as part of coastal surveillance missions in a dense and hostile environment. Thanks to its flexible design, the frigate can be proposed in different versions and adapted to the specific needs of the navies.

Australia’s Future Submarine Industry briefing

During PACIFIC 2017, the Department of Defence, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia will hold an industry briefing on Wednesday, 4 October at Pacific 2017, open to Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions. The industry briefing will be available exclusively to attendees of Pacific 2017, where they will hear from the future submarine enterprise on future opportunities available in the future submarine program and how they can work collaboratively to deliver a sovereign and regionally superior submarine capability for Australia.

The Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition will be held in Sydney from Tuesday, 3 October to Thursday, 5 October.


About Naval Group

Naval Group is a European leader in naval defence and a major player in marine renewable energies. As an international high-tech company, Naval Group uses its extraordinary know-how, unique industrial resources and capacity to arrange innovative strategic partnerships to meet its clients’ requirements. The Group designs, builds and supports submarines and surface ships. It also supplies services to shipyards and naval bases. In addition, the Group offers a wide range of marine renewable energy solutions. Attentive to corporate social responsibility, Naval Group adheres to the United Nations Global Compact. The Group reports revenues of €3.2 billion and has a workforce of 12,800 employees (2016 data).


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