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Naval Group - Almost 400 years of experience in the naval sector.

  • 2017

    On 14 December 2017, in presence of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, along with Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief Minister of Maharasthra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, CNS Admiral Sunil Lanba, CMD MDL Commodore Rakesh Anand (IN Retd.) and several other dignitaries, the Indian Navy commissioned INS Kalvari, the first submarine of P75 SCORPENE®-class totally built by Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of technology transfer and partnership with Naval Group.

  • 2016

    Naval Group awarded SEA 1000 contract.
    The Australian Government selects Naval Group as its preferred international partner for the design of 12 future submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

  • 2014

    Naval Group has been contracted to supply Gowind® corvettes to Egypt (six units) and Malaysia (four units)

  • 2013

    Naval Group Technologies Canada Inc. opens in Canada.

  • 2012

    Delivery of the first FREMM multi-mission frigate to the French Navy.

  • 2011

    The French Navy takes delivery of the OPV L’Adroit. Designed and built in record time, the OPV L’Adroit was funded entirely by Naval Group. This offshore patrol vessel has the capability to deliver a broad range of surveillance and policing tasks at sea. L’Adroit is the first vessel of its class to be designed and built for the deployment of unmanned airborne and surface surveillance vehicles.

  • 2010

    The largest international contract in Naval Group history, the Prosub contract, is signed with Brazil. The contract covers the design, construction and transfer of technology of four Scorpene® class S-BR conventional submarines. All four submarines will be built by the Itaguaí Construções Navais joint venture owned by Naval Group and local industrial partner Odebrecht. The contract also includes support with the design and construction of a naval base and dockyard. This contract underlines the ability of the Group to structure innovative partnerships that serve its international customers under the terms of ambitious technology transfer agreements.

  • 2009

    Naval Group do Brazil and Itaguaí Construções Navais opens in Brazil.

  • 2008

    The Group expands into marine renewable energy.

  • 2007

    The first steel plate is cut for the Aquitaine-class FREMM frigates, the most modern frigate in the world. The most technologically advanced and competitive frigate in the market, these multi-mission frigates are designed for air defence, surface warfare and submarine warfare roles.

  • 2006

    Delivery of the first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), a new concept in warships with the ability to deliver a broad spectrum of civilian, military and humanitarian missions.

  • 2005

    Construction of six Scorpene® submarines for the Indian Navy.

  • 2000

    Entry into service of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the only nuclear-powered warship built in Europe.

  • 1996

    The La Fayette stealth is commissioned.

  • 1994

    Launch of Le Triomphant, the first new-generation Ship Subsurface Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarine. Larger, faster and much quieter than her predecessors, Le Triomphant is also 10 times better at detecting other submarines. Four submarines of this class were built by Naval Group, the last Le Triomphant - Le Terrible entering service in 2010.

  • 1986

    Work begins on designing the La Fayette stealth frigate, whose innovative design will inspire navies all around the world.

  • 1983

    The new-generation Rubis class attack nuclear submarines are the world’s most compact nuclear submarines, designed essentially for deterrent Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASuW).

  • 1967

    The first ballistic missile submarine is launched, Le Redoutable.