Gowind 2500 completes first sea trials
DCNS has completed the first set of sea trials of the first Gowind 2500 corvette designed and built at the company's site in Lorient, France.
The new corvette is being marketed at the naval defence market, and ten Gowind 2500 vessels are on order with international navies.
The 102m Gowind 2500 has a displacement of 2,600 tons. It carried a SETIS combat system, and a Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module – an assembly bringing together the integrated mast with its various sensors as well as the operational centre and its associated technical rooms.
The vessel will carry a crew of 80 personnel including helicopter detachment, has a maximum speed of 25 knots and a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 15 knots.
Pierre Legros, senior vice president programmes, DCNS, said: 'The sea trials of the Gowind 2500 corvette once again illustrate DCNS' industrial capacity to manage and realise major programmes with products meeting the needs of our customers.'
Nine other corvettes are to be constructed in Egypt and Malaysia under technology transfer agreements.
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