Naval Group has signed contracts and teaming agreements with its Hellenic industrial partners for the defense and intervention frigates (FDI) for the Hellenic Navy (HN).
The signing is part of Naval Group’s Hellenic Industrial Participation plan, which aims to develop new capabilities in Hellenic industry, sustaining highly qualified jobs and generating long-term economic spin-offs in Greece.
Beyond the frigates program, Naval Group is committed to building strong and long-term partnerships to support the Hellenic Navy and support the development of the naval warfare capabilities of the Hellenic Industry.
In this respect, four contracts were signed with EMMIS for the supply of electrical transformators, with MEVACO for mechanical equipment, with STELMA for paint application work, and with VIKING NORSAFE HELLAS for the supply of rigid hull inflatable boats.
In addition, Naval Group entered into teaming agreements and exclusive competitive dialogues with AKMON, INTRACOM, MILTECH, PRISMA and SCYTALYS.
“We are celebrating a new milestone in our strategic partnership with Greece,” said Alain Guillou, Naval Group Executive Vice-President Development. “I am convinced that this is only the beginning of our collaboration with our Hellenic industry partners. We are committed to supporting the Hellenic Navy in achieving regional superiority at sea, but also the ability of the Hellenic industry to actively prepare the future of naval warfare.”
“At Naval Group, we are convinced that partnership is a key and strategic driver for the success of the complex programs that we conduct,” said David Quancard, Naval Group Executive Vice-President Operation and Performance. “We are proud to be signing […] contracts and teaming agreements with our Hellenic partners. As the procurement for the frigates is on track, we know that this program will be the first of many we will work on together.“
“I am very happy to see the first contracts come to fruition between French and Greek manufacturers following Greece’s acquisition of Naval Group’s FDI frigates, armed with MBDA missiles,” said Patrick Maisonnave, French ambassador in Greece. “These contracts give form to the vision of the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, for a strong partnership between our defense industries. This significant step will produce major benefits for the companies of our countries and for our Navies.”
Beyond their participation to the frigates program, all qualified Greek companies will integrate the Naval Group’s supply chain and have the possibility to participate to other future international competitions, thus increasing their capabilities as well as their potential economic benefit and visibility on the worldwide naval market.
Naval Group’s Hellenic Industrial Participation plan will thus contribute to the construction of the FDI HN but also to the creation of a robust naval industrial ecosystem. The structured and longterm partnership proposed by Naval Group will foster production in Greece but also the capability to address future needs.