PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: DCNS Group

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

STX France and DCNS Deliver BPC Dixmude Three Months Ahead of Schedule - BPC Dixmude, the third Mistral-class force projection and command vessel for the French Navy, has been delivered to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) three months ahead of the initial contract schedule - STXeurope.com / DCNSgroup.com
STX France and DCNS Deliver BPC Dixmude Three Months Ahead of Schedule

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Paris, France, 2012/01/16 - BPC Dixmude, the third Mistral-class force projection and command vessel for the French Navy, has been delivered to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) three months ahead of the initial contract schedule - STXeurope.com / DCNSgroup.com.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Military/Defense/Homeland Security Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

The DGA took formal delivery of the ship on 3 January 2012. This success is the result of outstanding cooperation between industry partners DCNS and STX France. The design, construction and testing of the vessel was conducted in close partnership with DGA and French Navy teams.

Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs, praised this achievement after touring BPC Dixmude in Toulon on Saturday 14 January 2012.

The DGA ordered BPC Dixmude in April 2009 under the French government’s economic stimulus package. It was scheduled for delivery to the DGA at the end of the first quarter of 2012 for entry into active service with the French Navy later in the year. However, the DGA was able to take formal delivery of the vessel on 3 January 2012, three months ahead of the contract deadline.

BPC Dixmude, France’s third BPC-type force projection and command vessel, benefited from lessons learned during the construction of the first two Mistral-class ships and efficient cooperation between shipbuilder and outfitter STX France and DCNS, which has responsibility for the combat system and logistic support.

STX France coordinated industrial operations and built the platform and propulsion system as well as installing shipboard equipment. After successful sea trials, BPC Dixmude returned to Toulon in July 2011. DCNS then integrated and tested the combat system, including its communication, navigation and combat management capabilities.

Between April 2009, when the first steel was cut, and July 2011 when the platform was delivered, STX France consistently outpaced the production schedule. DCNS was also able to validate the combat system with just three sea trials, instead of the six scheduled under the contract.

The commitment and availability of the participating DGA and Navy teams and ready naval and air support ensured that the trials went very smoothly indeed.

The fact that BPC Dixmude’s Navy crew was able to work on board and familiarise itself with the new vessel from June 2011 contributed further to the success of the trials.

In 2012, BPC Dixmude will be used as a training ship for the French Navy’s Jeanne d’Arc mission. In this capacity, it will host a new cohort of officer cadets for instruction and exercises at sea as well as a detachment of French Army personnel.

The first two Mistral-class vessels, BPC Mistral and BPC Tonnerre, were co-designed by DCNS and STX France and delivered to the French Navy in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Delphine GLEDEL
P: +33 (0)2 51 10 90 37 / M: +33 (0)6 61 61 54 49 - E: Delphine.gledel[.]stxeurope.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Military/Defense/Homeland Security Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: DCNS Group

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Military/Defense/Homeland Security articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


STX France and DCNS Deliver BPC Dixmude Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

DCNS | STX France
Publisher Contact: Emmnuel Gaudez - DCNSgroup.com 
+33 (0)1 40 59 55 emmanuel.gaudez[.]dcnsgroup.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any DCNS Group securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Military/Defense/Homeland Security via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From DCNS Group / Company Profile


Read Military/Defense/Homeland Security Most Recent Related Newswires:

GE Showcases Innovative and Efficient Solutions for International Workboat Show
Leonardo - Life Flight Network of US Orders Two Additional AW119Kx Helicopters
DCNS Announces Partnership with Indigenous Defence Consortium
Thales to Upgrade Collins Submarine with Latest Generation Sonar Systems
Leonardo Inaugurates New Maritime Navigation Support Centre At Izmit in Turkey
Leonardo to Exhibit At PMR Expo Following A String of Professional Mobile Radio Successes in 2016
First Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Mk4 Makes its Maiden Flight
Leonardo Wins Contract to Secure the Port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo
Safran’s Sigma 30 Artillery Navigation and Pointing System Wins New Export Contract
Leonardo Demonstrates C-27J Capabilities in Latin America
DCNS/OpenHydro to Partner with PT AIR to Develop Indonesian Tidal Energy Industry
Leonardo's SAGE ESM Enters Service on Indonesian Air Force CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
DCNS Present At IndoDefence 2016
Leonardo Welcomes Raytheon's Selection of U.S Site to Assemble the Air Force Jet Trainer
New HE-MRO Centre will Support Indian Helicopter Operators

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.





 
  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)