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Tonelero, the third Brazilian Scorpène® Launched

On March 27th, the third of the four Scorpène® submarines of the ProSub  program was launched at the Itaguaí Naval base, in presence of the Brazilian  President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and French President Emmanuel Macron.  The Tonelero has been built entirely in Brazil by Itaguaí Construções Navais  (ICN) thanks to years of successful technology transfer and partnership with  Naval Group.  

Airbus Receives 300th Order of C-295

The Airbus C295 medium airlifter has reached 300 orders, taking into account its different transport and mission versions, following the Republic of Kazakhstan’s acquisition of a third aircraft for the Aviation Service of the National Security Committee.

This figure underlines the success of the Spanish and European aerospace industry, as the C295 is the undisputed leader in its segment with a market share of more than 80%. The C295 currently has 41 operators from 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia,19 of which have placed repeat orders.

Navantia Delivers 5th Corvette to Saudi Navy

On behalf of His Royal Highness Minister of Defence Princ Khaled Bin Salman, The Chief of Staff, General Fayyad bin Hamed al Ruwaili, and the Chief of Staff of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily, have presided today the commissioning of the fifth corvette, built at Navantia's Bay of Cádiz shipyard, to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). In accordance with the terms of the contract, the handover took place at the King Faisal naval base in Jeddah.

Naval Group to Produce an Autonomous Subsurface Drone for France

On December 28, 2023, DGA awarded Naval Group a framework agreement  for the design, production and testing of an Unmanned Combat Underwater  Vehicle (UCUV) demonstrator. A first follow-on contract was also signed for  the design and development of Naval Group’s Autonomous Decision-Making  Process (ADMP) and secure autonomous navigation.  

France Orders 109 CAESAR MkII Art Guns

The DGA announced the order for 109 CAESAR 6x6 MkII, a new version currently under development. Thanks to this order planned in the 2024-2030 defence programming law (LPM), the CAESAR 6x6 MkII will first replace the AUF1 self-propelled howitzer at the end of its operational service and gradually phase out the CAESAR 6x6 MkI of the army. The French artillery will thus have an unprecedented capability since the introduction of the CAESAR 6x6 system in 2008. This order also includes support for the CAESAR MkII during their first two years of use.