• Update on Brazil’s submarine programme
    Today we take you to a construction site that is both monumental and unique. We are off to Itaguaí, 70km south-west of Rio de Janeiro to report progress on the most comprehensive naval technology transfer programme to date. It is here that Brazil will launch its next-generation submarines from a brand spanking new submarine shipyard […]
  • Energy Observer named in Paris
    Energy Observer, the first energy self-sufficient boat powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen was officially named in Paris on 6 July after sailing from Saint-Malo to the mouth of the Seine, then up the Seine to the French capital.The boat was built in Canada in 1983 as a maxi-catamaran (length: 30.5m, beam:12.8m). In 1994, […]
  • More tests for Polar Pod
    Work continues on the Polar Pod, a brainchild of intrepid French adventurer, scientist, medico and sailor Jean-Louis Etienne. Following concept testing in 2014, a new model of the Polar Pod spar-buoy laboratory recently underwent tank t... […]

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HIL : La Marine nationale en souhaite une cinquantaine

La marine française s’est fixée pour objectif de disposer d’une cinquantaine de nouveaux hélicoptères afin de remplacer un parc numériquement équivalent constitué aujourd’hui d’Alouette III, Dauphin et Panther. Ces futures machines seront réalisées dans le cadre du programme des hélicoptères interarmées légers (HIL), visant à également à remplacer par une même plateforme les Gazelle, Fennec et Puma de l’aviation légère de l’armée de terre et de l’armée de l’air.