Equipment

In order to guarantee and increase ship performance, Naval Group designs, develops, manufactures and maintains in service equipment for submarines and surface ships around the world.

Thanks to their highly technical nature and performance, Naval Group equipment provides French and foreign navies a strategic and decisive operational advantage.

Naval Group presently relies on three equipment manufacturer sites in order to offer the most competitive products: Angoulême-Ruelle, Nantes-Indret and Cherbourg.

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View from the sail of a Ship Subsurface Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarine at sea

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The Dixmude amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA - porte-hélicoptère amphibie) at sea

Our equipment offer

    SYLVER®

    The Sylver® range of vertical missile launchers enables the launch of surface-air or cruise missiles.

    Naval Group have sold more than 180 Sylver® around the world.

    Vertical missile launching systems

    SAMAHÉ®

    The Samahé® helicopter handling system enables helicopters to be transferred in complete safety between the flight deck and the hanger and vice versa, all in rough seas. The Samahé® range is adapted to all naval helicopters of up to 16 tons.

    Samahe

    Helicopter landing grid

    Helicopter landing grids enable rapid take-off and landing of helicopters and drones in complete safety and in difficult sea conditions, while also respecting NATO standards.

    Grille d'appontage

    Hoistable masts

    The masts, measuring up to 14 meters, are strategic elements of the combat system that raise the submarine’s sensors out of the water when it is at periscope depth. They also act as a snorting mast, keeping the boat’s diesel engines supplied with air.

    Mats

    Shaft lines

    Shaft lines are part of the propulsion system, and form the link between the motor and the thruster.
    Naval Group’s industrial capacity enables machining work on shafts measuring up to 22 metres.

    Submarine torpedo-launching tubes

    Submarine torpedo-launching tubes are compatible with all types of weapons (torpedoes, missiles, mines) in a NATO format. The highest levels of security are given to these essential mechanical components that penetrate the pressure hull and form an integral part of diving safety.

    Surface ship torpedo-launching tubes

    The torpedo-launching tubes are capable of launching light torpedoes respecting the NATO standard from a surface ship and are available in several configurations (mono, dual or three-tube).

    Tube lance torpille

    Gearboxes

    Gearboxes allow speed reduction on motors, whilst still respecting the requirements for combat ships concerning shock resistance, acoustic discretion, vibrations, compactness, reliability and minimum maintenance.

    Réducteurs

    Exchangers

    Seawater exchangers guarantee a high level of performance for the onboard cooling systems such as the propulsion and electricity production systems.

    Echangeur

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Barracuda: example of a highly equipped class of submarine

It is difficult to list all the equipment of the Barracuda-class submarines, as so many of them make the ships formidable and discreet fighters. The new French nuclear attack submarine (SSN) is intrinsically equipped with an architecture enabling easy, fast and accurate manoeuvring. Its stealth is increased tenfold, reducing its trace. Developed by Thales, its sonar suite contains several acoustic sensors, each with a specific spatial and frequency coverage. Lastly, its flank array sonar considerably increases its listening capabilities. Ultra-precise digital sensors, new-generation antennas, optronic masts and mine and obstacle avoidance sonar complete the equipment set for the French Navy’s new SSN.