Technological advances and breakthrough innovations open up new perspectives but also reshuffle the cards in terms of corporate strategy and culture.
Priority 2. Invulnerable Ship, ultra-stealthy, ultra-robust, ultra-resilient
Ships and drones resistant to different types of attacks - from asymmetric threats to hyper-fast missiles - able to maintain operational superiority in the most severe sea conditions and to blend into the environment, without leaving a trace: Naval Group develops the ultimate in military naval performance to equip its client navies.
Priority 3. Smart Ship, an intelligent, communicating and cyber-secure ship at the service of people
Ship automation is being stepped up, and the latest innovations are being continuously integrated into their advanced and scalable systems.
Priority 4. Blue Ship, energy efficiency, power and eco-design
Guaranteeing energy autonomy required for all its current and future missions in terms of energy efficiency and power, with the smallest possible environmental footprint for the whole warship, by pooling energy and hybridising its sources.
Priority 5. Smart Availability, anticipation and agility in maintenance
Having reliable, durable ships with increased availability at sea by deploying predictive maintenance and remote assistance services for the naval force.
Priority 6. Smart Industry, improved workstations and projects in industry 4.0
The digital revolution, big data and artificial intelligence are pushing not only ships to evolve, but also shipyards.
R&D governance is overseen by the Naval Group Innovation and Technical Control Department (Direction de l’Innovation et de l’expertise Technologique - DIT). This department ensures its mission by drawing on all the Group's entities and expertise, including Naval Research which has 3 R&D centres of expertise.
Thirteen figures from the scientific world, five nationalities, the Naval Group Scientific Council provides advisory opinions whose aim is to push the Group's innovative capacity towards the breakthroughs that will make the difference.