Search This Blog

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

French BPC amphibious assault ships to receive remote weapon station, infra-red search-and-track system

FS Tonnerre (L9014)By the end of 2015, the French Navy is scheduled to have begun upgrade work on its three Mistral-class landing helicopter dock BPC (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement) amphibious assault ships Mistral (L9013), Tonnerre (L9014), and Dixmude (L9015) with the aim of reinforcing their autonomous protection capability.

Each ship will be outfitted out with two Nexter Systems NARWHAL 20B remote weapon stations and two Sagem Electro-Optical Multifunction System - New Generation (EOMS-NG) day-night, gyro-stabilised, infra-red search-and-track optronic systems.

The current two 20 mm 20F2 cannons will be withdrawn, although the ships will keep their two MBDA SIMBAD launchers armed with two ready-to-fire MISTRAL very-short range surface-to-air missiles.

Read more

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.

The material is being made available in an effort to advance understanding arms trade activities, for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This is a completely non-commercial site for private personal use. No fee is charged, and no money is made off of the operation of this site.