Showcasing its GOWIND combat multimission corvette at DIMDEX 2014
Gowind Combat is the top-of-the-range from the Gowind Family. It is
a multimission ship with capabilities of a light frigate, offering unrivalled
operational capabilities, including full anti-submarine (ASW) capabilities
(with a comprehensive sonar suite, decoys and weapons), anti-surface
warfare (ASuW), electronic warfare (EW) and anti-air warfare (AAW).
It incorporates DCNS’ know-how in stealth design, including low
radar, acoustic and infrared signatures.
Boy, Frigates Marketing Manager at DCNS, presents the Gowind corvette,
FREMM frigate and SETIS CMS during DIMDEX 2014.
Gowind Combat is a medium-displacement front-line fighting ship serving
as a deterrent or means of preventing military action. The Gowind®
Combat is a multi-mission corvette (90 - 100 metres, 2,000 tonnes class).
The design of Gowind Combat is in adequacy with new multi mission
» A single mast concept to offer 360° coverage for all the
sensors (open to a large range of system/suppliers) integrated into
a Panoramic Sensor and Intelligent Module;
» An improved stealthiness: low magnetic, acoustic (low noise
propellers, decoupling of the noisy systems) and infrared signature
(cooled exhaust system) in a low radar cross section design (flush superstructure,
» A great resistance: the ship is built according to military
standards (Bureau Veritas Naval Rules) and provides high survivability
» A state of the art SETIS combat system inherited from the FREMM
Frigate programme, together with an impressive fire power considering
the size of the ship.
To this end, it carries both self-defense and attack weapons for use
against air, surface and underwater targets as well as resources for
force projection in a land-based conflict. It is a highly militarized
of a Gowind Combat Corvette
AAW and EW systems provide the capability to ensure self and point defence
against air threats with hard kill (Missile system in VLS, main and
secondary artillery) and soft kill means (Decoys).
The ASUW system provides the capability to deter and attack surface
threats, and to perform naval gunfire support (SSM and artillery).
The ASW system provides a comprehensive ASW capability with a consistent
sonar suite to detect, track and harass a submarine, integrated self-defence
TLS and DLS and a capability to cooperate with ASW air assets (helicopters
and Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
The Combat System provides the capability to deter and engage air and
surface targets at short range, and to perform proportioned and effective
police action at sea, using main gun and small calibre guns. The combat
proven algorithms incorporated in the SETIS CMS feature the capacity
to counter simultaneously multi-domain attacks against own-ship and
protected ship. SETIS is already integrating the management of force
level systems: UAV, TDL (L11, L16, JRE or L22), CSS.
The command and control of SETIS is simply performed through newly developed
displays which are largely using modern multimedia technologies. The
automatic control systems for ship management and combat system management
ensure fast and efficient crew response to operational changes in the
ship’s tactical situation.
To optimize data analysis in the CIC (Combat Information Centre), all
relevant information is displayed on multifunction consoles. Among other
benefits, this enables the real-time reallocation of both tasks and
operators as well as the drastic reduction of dedicated consoles
These highly automated new-generation corvettes require a crew of just
65, about half as many as current-generation vessels offering similar
capabilities. Recognizing that crew performance depends critically on
well-being, a range of design solutions have been adopted to improve
living and work conditions by optimizing workloads and providing space
and facilities for off-duty rest and recovery.