International presence

Naval Group, a world-class industrial player, operates in 18 countries including Brazil, India and Singapore, our objective being to provide each navy with a unique offer.

The group pursues a responsible and sustainable international development policy based on innovative partnerships within the framework of controlled transfers of technology. Naval Group creates thousands of direct and indirect jobs wherever it establishes large shipyards by creating long-term ties with local manufacturers. It also contributes to ensuring that each country acquires complete naval sovereignty.

Naval Group has created centres of excellence for experimental research and development (R&D) in Australia, Belgium and Singapore, and plans on opening more in the future, the aim being to enhance customer knowledge and place them at the heart of the innovation process. These centres also make it possible to forge links with research institutes and universities, local authorities and partners and thus promoting the group's reputation locally. Other benefits include developing collaborations with researchers and academics from other horizons, giving us the advantage of a different perspective and approach to various issues.

Naval Group’s international presence

    Saudi Arabia

    Naval Group initially established its presence in Saudi Arabia in 2007 and further consolidated its presence in 2013 following the creation of its subsidiaries Naval Group Support and Naval Group Arabia. Naval Group is also present via the Zamil Naval joint venture, 55% of which is owned by Naval Group Participations and 45% by Zamil Offshore Services Company.


    The Sawari frigate at sea

    Arabie Saoudite


    Naval Group Pacific Pty Ltd is based in Adelaide and has been promoting Naval Group products and services since its creation in 2019. Furthermore, Naval Group Pacific is an official centre of excellence of the Naval Group international network, dedicated to open innovation in naval defence.



    Naval Group Belgium was established in 2019 following the award of the rMCM (replacement Mine Counter Measure) program to Naval Group and Exail. This program includes the supply of twelve new minehunters and around one hundred drones for the Belgian and Dutch navies.

    The activities of this wholly-owned subsidiary of Naval Group consist of developing a Belgian ecosystem of excellence and innovation in the fields of mine countermeasures and naval cybersecurity, ranging from R&D to services.


    3D illustration of a minehunter



    Naval Group has been present in Brazil since 2009 via Naval Group BR Sistemas de Defesa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Naval Group, and Itaguaí Construções Navais SA (ICN), a joint venture with 41% owned by Naval Group.

    Its activity centres around the construction of 4 Scorpène® class submarines, the maintenance and repair of ships and floating structures as well as transfer of technology.


    The Riachuelo submarine during its launching



    Established in Chile late 2010, Naval Group supports its customer in the maintenance of Scorpène® submarines and the management of an upgrade program for U209 class submarines.


    A Chilean Scorpène® type submarine



    Naval Group has been present in Columbia since 2016 with a representative office located in Bogota to promote the group’s products and services both in Columbia and in Peru.



    Naval Group established its presence in Egypt in 2015 with a representative office located in Cairo. Naval Group is also present in Alexandria with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry.

    Furthermore, its subsidiary Naval Group Alexandria, provides maintenance services in operating conditions for ships provide by Naval Group to the Egyptian Navy.


    The Gowind® in dry dock in Alexandria


    United Arab Emirates

    Naval Group is present in the United Arab Emirates with a representative office located in Abu Dhabi to promote the group’s products and services.



    Naval Group is a major player in the French naval sector. To build some of the most complex products in the world, the group benefits from the highly specialised skills of its employees across 10 sites in France.


    The Suffren ship subsurface nuclear (SSN) submarine during its launch on the launching facility



    Naval Group has been present in Greece since 2008 with a representative office located in Athens to promote the group’s products and services. Naval Group opened Naval Group Hellas, a brand new subsidiary, in March 2023 to develop industrial activities in Greece as part of the Defence and Intervention Frigates (FDI) program as well as other naval projects.



    Naval Group India was created in September 2008 to support the P75 program for the construction of six Kalvari class submarines for the Indian Navy.

    Naval Group’s commitment to the Indian Navy and industry includes submarine engineering design, transfer of technology, training, combat system integration and assistance for construction and tests. Naval Group’s Indian subsidiary is also in charge of identifying and qualifying local industrial partners for ongoing and future projects in line with the Indian government’s “Make in India” policy.
    Naval Group’s collaboration with India aims to foster the historical Indo-French collaboration and support India’s aim to gain regional superiority and advanced defence capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region.

    More information on More info on Naval Group India's/website.


    The Kalvari submarine at sea


    With its representative office located in Jakarta, Naval Group has been present in Indonesia since 2013 to promote the group’s products and services.



    Naval Group is present in Italy via Naviris, the 50/50 joint venture with Fincantieri. The Naviris Head Office is located in Genoa, Italy.



    Naval Group is present in Malaysia through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Naval Group Malaysia.

    Created in 2009, Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC) is a joint venture (40% Naval Group, 60% Boustead Heavy Industry Corp) which has been working with the Royal Malaysian Navy to increase the nation’s sovereignty through the creation of the Malaysian submarine force including two ships, crew training and construction of the infrastructure required to maintain these ships.

    Established in 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, the subsidiary Naval Group Malaysia supports Malaysia in the design and construction of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) surface ships.


    Scorpène® type Malaysian submarines



    Naval Group is present in Mexico with a representative office located in Mexico City to promote the group’s products and services.

    silhouette mexique


    Naval Group has been active in the Netherlands since 2017 in order to establish long-term industrial activities and partnerships, as well as to foster strategic ties with the Dutch maritime industry and knowledge centres.

    Furthermore, Naval Group’s Dutch subsidiary will provide support during the design and execution phase of the Mine Countermeasure Vessels’ replacement program including twelve of these vessels for the Belgian and Dutch Navies. While supporting the Netherlands in strengthening its leading position as one of the few sovereign high-sea fleets within Europe and NATO, Naval Group Netherlands contributes to the local economy. It regularly engages the skills and knowledge of several local research centres/institutes on specific subjects.

    More information on Naval Group in the Netherlands.



    Naval Group is present in the Philippines with a representative office located in Manila to promote the group’s products and services.


    Created in Singapore in 2005, Naval Group Far East is wholly-owned by Naval Group SA.

    Its main purpose is to provide maintenance and support services for the Formidable frigates and the floating sea barrier used by the Republic of Singapore Navy. In addition, Naval Group Far East provides products, services, project management, maintenance and logistics support to customers in the region, with a focus on coastal maritime security.