DSTA partners Naval Group to harness additive manufacturing for naval applications

11 June 2021 Group International Innovation Press release

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), France's Naval Group and its Singapore subsidiary Naval Group Far East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore new technologies such as additive manufacturing for naval applications.

Under the agreement, the organisations will jointly identify potential use cases of harnessing additive manufacturing. This includes the sharing of production methodology, certification and qualification of additive manufactured components for naval platforms.

Ong Li Koon, Director Naval Systems, DSTA said: “DSTA recognises the importance of collaboration in tapping emerging technologies amidst a rapidly evolving landscape. We look forward to exchanging our knowledge and experience with Naval Group, and are confident this partnership will help enhance our additive manufacturing competencies and drive its adoption for defence applications.”

Eric Papin, Naval Group Executive Vice President, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer said: “Naval Group is proud to collaborate with DSTA on additive manufacturing for naval platforms. The agreement will pave the way for the exchange of best practices in the area of additive manufacturing for defence. Naval Group is committed to innovation and excellence in the fields of naval defence and energy, with a strong focus on collaborative research that translates into trusted partnerships such as the one we share with DSTA.”



For media queries:

Contact:    Ms Khoo Yin Suen
DSTA Corporate Communications
Contact No.:    +65 9759 1597
Email:    kyinsuen@dsta.gov.sg

Contact:    Klara Nadaradjane
Contact No.:    +33 (0)6 45 03 11 92
Email:    priya-klara.nadaradjane@naval-group.com

About the Defence Science and Technology Agency

The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) is a top-notch technology organisation that drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the Singapore Armed Forces a formidable fighting force. Our engineers and IT professionals harness multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore. DSTA also contributes its technological expertise to support national-level developments. To achieve its mission, DSTA performs a variety of roles ranging from acquisition and procurement to cybersecurity and software development. DSTA also builds up a strong community of engineers and scientists from the universities, research institutes, government and industry to serve the needs of the nation.

Visit www.dsta.gov.sg for more information.

About Naval Group

Naval Group is the European leader in naval defence. Naval Group uses its extraordinary know-how, unique industrial resources and capacity to arrange innovative strategic partnerships to meet its customers’ requirements. As a system-integrator and prime contractor, the group designs, produces and supports submarines and surface ships. It also supplies services to shipyards and naval bases. Attentive to corporate social responsibility, Naval Group adheres to the United Nations Global Compact. The group reports revenues of 3.3 billion euros and has a workforce of 15,798 (data for 2020).