BSDA: Naval Group Partnering with Romanian Shipyard SNC for Gowind Corvettes

At the Black Sea Defense and Aerospace (BSDA) exhibition in Bucharest, Romania, Naval Group is showcasing the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator.


At the Black Sea Defense and Aerospace (BSDA) exhibition in Bucharest, Romania, Naval Group is showcasing the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator.


BSDA Naval Group Partnering with Romanian Shipyard SNC for Gowind Corvettes 1 Naval Group stand at BSDA 2018


At BSDA 2018, Naval Group is showcasing its Gowind® 2500, a multi-mission corvette designed for combat and its equipment.

The Gowind® 2500 is Naval Group’s response to 21st century defence and security challenges. The platform is sea-proven and combines unrivalled stealth features, resilience and high availability with outstanding anti-air (AW), anti-surface (ASW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASuW) performance thanks to the MU90 and to the CANTO®-V.

The MU90 is the sole totally new lightweight torpedo in the world. Designed and built with the most advanced technology, it is capable to counter any type of nuclear or conventional submarine even acoustically coated, deep diving, fast evasive, deploying anti-torpedo effectors or bottomed in littoral areas. The CANTO®-V represents a breakthrough in the field of anti-torpedo defence. Based on dilution/confusion concept, it is the only solution capable of protecting surface vessels against both the most advanced and the previous generation torpedoes.

The Gowind® 2500 is operated with the SETIS®. This state-of-the-art combat is combat-proven on the French Navy’s FREMM frigates and interoperable with NATO systems. It provides the operator with the best management and decision-making aids, ensuring the Gowind® 2500 supremacy over conventional and asymmetric threats.

As for submarines capabilities, Naval Group will present the Scorpène® 2000, a submarine ideally suited for action and operational effectiveness. It fulfils the entire scope of missions: anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, strikes against land-based objectives, integration in a naval force or a joint NATO operation, special operations, offensive minelaying, area surveillance and blockade, intelligence gathering. Integrating the improvements from Barracuda, the Scorpène® 2000 has the latest cutting-edge capabilities.


BSDA Naval Group Partnering with Romanian Shipyard SNC for Gowind Corvettes 2 Scale model of a Gowind corvette on SNC shipyard stand at BSDA


Naval Group and SNC’s exclusive partnership

On April 20th, 2018 Constanţa Shipyard (SNC) and Naval Group signed an exclusive partnership to deliver four Gowind® 2500 corvettes to the Romanian Navy.

This partnership will enable SNC to benefit from Naval Group’s centuries-long expertise in military shipbuilding and fully mastered transfer of technology process. It will ensure the Romanian industry is implicated in the conception, the construction and the maintenance of the ships, ensuring Romania’s sovereignty and creating high added-value jobs on the long term.

During BSDA 2018, Navy Recognition learned that all four corvettes would be built in Romania by SNC, should the Romanian Navy select the Gowind design. We also learned that the configuration of the vessel are quite similar to the Egyptian Navy's Gowind corvettes.

The Egyptian Navy corvettes are fitted with a SMART-S MK2 3D radar, Kingklip Hull Mounted Sonar, Captas 2 variable depth sonar, all by Thales. The combat system is the SETIS by Naval Group. In terms of weapon systems, these ships are fitted with 1x OTO Melara 76 mm main gun, 2x Nexter Narwhal 20mm cannons, 16x VLS for MICA VL surface to air missiles, 8x Exocet anti ship missiles, 2x triple torpedo launchers.


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