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DCNS Showcasing its GOWIND combat multimission corvette at DIMDEX 2014
 
The 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.
The 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.
 
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DIMDEX 2014 Show Daily - DCNS Gowind Corvette
 
 
 
DCNS Showcasing its GOWIND combat multimission corvette at DIMDEX 2014
 
The 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.
     
Hervé Boy, Frigates Marketing Manager at DCNS, presents the Gowind corvette, FREMM frigate and SETIS CMS during DIMDEX 2014.
     
The 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 profiles:
» 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, single mast…);
» 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 naval platform.
     
The 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.
Artist impression of a Gowind Combat Corvette
     

The 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.