Friday, June 17 at the site of DCNS in Lorient, the first OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) of Gowind familly was inaugurated.
The ship was christened The Adroit by her godmother Isabelle Le Ny. Trained at the school for apprentices of DCNS Isabelle Le Ny joined DCNS in September 2009 to work on the OPV Gowind.
The Adroit is the first prototype build on equity by DCNS in order to promote its new range of OPV and corvettes Gowind
The Adroit was designed to carry out a wide range of maritime security missions. Designed and built in record time, the patrol vessel has many industrial, technological and commercial innovations.
The Adroit, the first steel was cut in 2010, will navigate the oceans of the world for three years with the French Navy to validate the concept in an operational situation.
Among the important innovations of this new concept will be noted in particularThe bridge walkway and integrated panoramic mast which give the crew of the Adroit gathering reliable information on 360 degrees.
The reduced superstructure of the ship gives space therefore for the implementation of naval aircrafts (helicopters weighing up to 10 tons and drones) and to launch or recover boats intervention (RHIB or drones)
The Adroit is the first vessel in this range designed and built for the deployment of air and surface drones.
Shipbuilding made with local industrialists
The design of the OPV Gowind, the Adroit, from construction to trials was conducted by a dedicated team of a hundred people. DCNS involved in this adventure many manufacturers, for most SMEs of Lorient, of the French Brittany region or from Europe.
Note that the design standards of the OPV of DCNS make possible their construction in any shipyard.