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IDEX 2015: DCNS eyes Middle East expansion

24th February 2015 - 11:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Abu Dhabi

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Following the sale of a FREMM frigate to Egypt this month, DCNS believes that there are further opportunities for naval vessels in the Middle East region.

Jean-Luc Thouvenel, GCC regional delegate for DCNS, told Shephard at the IDEX exhibition that the company’s presence in the region is based on its footprint established in Saudi Arabia where they support ships bought from France in the 1990s.

He said that DCNS has ‘other projects in the region’ but that it was ‘too early for details’. However he added that in the GCC countries there is a need for more capacity after the

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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