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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Exclusive: DCNS Working on Electric Propulsion Variant of the BRAVE Replenishment Tanker

BRAVE replenishment tankerNavy Recognition learned that DCNS and its partner STX France recently received a risk assessment contract from the French procurement agency (DGA) to study a fully electric variant of its BRAVE replenishment tanker design.

Unveiled at Euronaval 2010, DCNS updated the design of the BRAVE support ship for Euronaval 2012.

BRAVE served as the basis for the study contract won by DCNS and STX in 2012 as part of the future FLOTLOG program which aims at replacing the Durance class auxiliary/replenishment vessels in the French Navy.

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