For the 2018 Euronaval exhibition, Naval Group imagined future threats, needs and constraints and presented its latest concept ship.
To meet the operational needs of the next decades, the design of future submarines requires anticipation and innovation. Naval Group responded to the future submarine navies’ stakes and presented the SMX®31 Electric, the fully electric submarine, capable of meeting the operational challenges of tomorrow. The conception process of this concept ship respected the same demanding requirements of commercial submarines.
The Electric operates freely and safely in an area controlled by an adversary, potentially dangerous for surface vessels or aircraft. It can help navies gather and share valuable intelligence without ever being detected thanks to the powerful acoustic, optronic and electromagnetic sensors. It is capable of acting firmly using powerful new generation weapons.
It presents several assets including the extreme stealth when submerged, the increased invulnerability against modern weapons, the energy autonomy and its endurance. Furthermore, the whole combat system and platform management system is fully integrated, benefiting from the latest developments in terms of artificial intelligence, thereby allowing the crew to focus on high added value tasks in order to conduct complex operations.
This innovative initiative is part of Naval Group’s identity. As the European leader in naval defense, Naval Group presented its concept ship building on 400 years of experience in conventional and nuclear-powered submarine design, leading the market with more than 100000 tons of submarines to be delivered.