DCN Receives EUR 288.5M to Support French Warships

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FNS Le Temeraire The French Navy has awarded shipbuilder DCN a pair of contracts to support French warships. The contracts are worth EUR 288.5 million (about $350 million), and cover a wide variety of platforms including the helicopter carrier Jeanne d’Arc, Type-F67 Tourville-class anti-submarine warfare frigates, Type-F70 Primauguet-class ASW frigates, Type-A69 patrol frigates, and the ballistic missile nuclear submarine SSBN Le Temeraire. To be more specific, the first contract is worth EUR 127.5 million, and covers through-life support services (TLS) over the next 3.5 years for Brest-based front-line warships on France’s Atlantic seaboard. The contract covers TLS for the helicopter carrier Jeanne d’Arc, 2 Type-F67 Tourville-class anti-submarine warfare frigates, Type-F70 Georges Leygues-class ASW frigates, and 5 Type-A69 patrol frigates. Terms include incentives for both timely delivery and the continuing availability of each ship’s key capabilities. This is a contractual shift from means to results, where DCN is no longer paid on the basis of work done, but according to vessel availability. DCN has now won five French Navy contracts for guaranteed-availability TLS, including services for nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs), nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs), torpedoes, and front-line warships based at Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. The second contract concerns the French […]

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