French defense contractor DCNS has selected a platform from Dassault Systèmes for the design, engineering, construction and lifecycle services of naval defense solutions.
Dassault Systèmes, a French company developing 3D design software, digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, will provide DCNS with their 3DEXPERIENCE platform which will help manage the lifecycle of DCNS products, from new generation submarines to frigates, patrol vessels, aircraft carriers and landing platform docks (LPDs).
The design and engineering of naval vessels require an integration of complex systems and infrastructure such as nuclear and conventional propulsion systems, radars, missiles and communications materials.
Herve Guillou, President and Chief Executive Officer, DCNS, said: “Agility—the capacity to provide timely, reliable and efficient answers to our clients’ demands while insuring world-class system integration and operational, cost-effective lifecycle solutions—is a significant competitive advantage. Our cooperation with Dassault Systèmes and their transformational marine solutions provide a practical roadmap to achieve our ambitious goals from now on.”
Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “The marine and offshore industry at large is going through a new dynamic of innovation as the open seas are becoming more strategic than ever. The DCNS decision to adopt the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create a virtual twin of their products across all lifecycles will set a new level of performance in the naval sector.
“Our partnership with DCNS echoes our recent announcement with the world leader in cruise vessels Meyer Werft. Together we are inventing and putting in operation marine and offshore platforms that illustrate the industry of the future in a sector which calls for highly integrated systems to deliver unique experiences to its clients.”