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April 26, 2015 7:32 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of DCNS S.A.

Company Overview

DCNS S.A. designs, builds, and supports submarines and surface combatants, and associated systems and infrastructures for naval shipyards and bases worldwide. Its surface combatants include mine warfare, maritime surveillance systems, force projection vessels, frigates, offshore patrol cutters/corvettes, combat systems and equipment, command support systems, helicopter landing grids, underwater weapons, maritime security products, tactical data links, platform systems and equipment, and propulsion systems. The company provides platform systems and equipment, which include snorkel masts, steering gear systems, sea water heat exchangers, hull shutoff and exhaust valves, stern glands, watertigh...

40-42, rue du docteur Finlay

Cedex 15

Paris,  75732


Founded in 1631


33 1 40 59 50 00


33 1 40 59 56 48

Key Executives for DCNS S.A.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Board
Senior Vice President of Surface Ships & Naval Systems Division and Member of Executive Board
Deputy Managing Director, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Board
Senior Vice President of Submarines Division and Member of Executive Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

DCNS S.A. Key Developments

Investors Seeking Stake In Pipavav Defence

Hosts of strategic player are eyeing the 19% stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited (BSE:533107). Investors include Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (BSE:500520), Hero MotoCorp Limited (BSE:500182) and DCNS S.A. Nikhil Gandhi, Chairman and Bhavesh Gandhi, Managing Director of Pipavav holds close to 45% stake in Pipavav. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds 2.11%, LIC Housing Finance Ltd. (NSEI:LICHSGFIN) holds 7.94% and IDBI Bank Limited (NSEI:IDBI) holds 1.74% stake in the company.

Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS Partner to Advance Unmanned Naval Helicopter System

Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS are partnering for continued development of a ship-based unmanned tactical helicopter called Tanen. Tanen has a maximum take-off weight of about 771.6 pounds. It is powered by a diesel engine and equipped with extensive detection and identification capabilities. Airbus Defense and Space says the aircraft has already demonstrated a capability to fire 68mm rockets. Under a cooperation agreement signed earlier in the week, Airbus DS will produce the entire certified unmanned aerial system, including its payloads, datalink and control station.

AAlstom SA ansd DCNS Team Up in Floating Wind Energy Field

The renewable energy unit of Alstom SA and the marine energy and infrastructure division of naval shipbuilder DCNS entered into a partnership agreement with regard to the project called SEA REED. The goal of the alliance is to be able to manufacture by 2017 a 6-MW machine combining Alstom's Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine and a semi-submersible floating system developed by DCNS. As part of the collaboration, Alstom will conduct studies to adapt and integrate the Haliade platform with the floating system. At the same time, DCNS will look into the behaviour, sizing, industrialisation and installation of the machine. The scheme is backed by EUR 6 million (USD 7.6 million) in funds from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). The financing is being provided to cover the initial study and certification phase.

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