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DCNS Installed the Panoramic Sensors & Intelligence Module (PSIM) Aboard its 1st Gowind Corvette.

| 2016
Naval Industry News - France
DCNS Installed the Panoramic Sensors & Intelligence Module (PSIM) Aboard its 1st Gowind Corvette
On October 28, French naval shipbuilding group DCNS installed a Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module (PSIM) on a vessel for the first time. This innovative mast designed and produced by DCNS integrates the SETIS combat management system as well as most sensors of the Gowind corvette. According to DCNS, the PSIM brings increased operational performance and better control of costs and lead times. This important milestone confirms DCNS capacity for innovation and operational agility.
Egyptian Gowind 2500 corvette El Fateh 971
Egyptian Navy first Gowind corvette El Fateh fitting out at DCNS Lorient shipyard
Picture via Wikipedia/AHMED XIV
One of the key features of the PSIM mast is its modular approach: It combines sensors, combat system, communications and operations stations, and its vertical arrangement, providing 360° coverage and optimal compatibility with detection and EW systems. It implements SETIS, a powerful system derived from the FREMM frigates, in a simple and intuitive but robust and stable architecture. Designed as a stand-alone unit, it provides a quick plug-and-play installation with the hull and optimizes integration time.
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According to DCNS, the GOWIND 2500 is a reference product on the worldwide corvette market. This vessel responds to the needs of navies to have access to a complete and multi-mission combat vessel for sovereignty and maritime protection operations and the fight against illicit trafficking. Ten corvettes have already been ordered by Malaysia (6 units) and Egypt (4 units).

The corvette on which the PSIM was fitted is El Fateh (hull number 971), the first Gowind for the Egyptian Navy.

Cairo signed in 2014 a EUR 1 Billion contract for the procurement of four GOWIND 25000 corvettes (plus two more as an option). The contract included the necessary technology transfer; given that DCNS’ partner Alexandria Shipyard would build three of the vessels in Egypt. Consturction of the second vessel started in April this year, in Egypt.

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