DCNS SMX-Ocean

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DCNS, the French naval systems group, traditionally unveils at least one concept vessel at every Euronaval exhibition.
But this concept for 2014, DCNS SMX-Ocean submarine, the looks very promising to be be realized.
If a customer with enough money is found, of course. ;)
Anyway some capabilities proposed in the video, like the UUV recovery system, will become more feasible.

A world leader in naval defence and an innovator in energy, the DCNS Group and its 13,600 employees are committed to applying their advanced know-how to help keep the oceans safe and secure. The Group’s internationally acclaimed expertise is perfectly illustrated by the SMX®-Océan project.


Exceptional performance
This innovative concept ship promises submerged endurance and deployment capabilities that are unprecedented for a conventional-propulsion submarine. With up to three months’ endurance, an SMX®-Océan could cross the Atlantic six times without surfacing. Its transit speed is up to 14 knots.
To achieve this level of performance, DCNS teams have developed and combined a number of innovations including a high-performance air-independent propulsion (AIP) system using second- generation fuel cells for submerged endurance of up to three weeks.
The SMX®-Océan features the same combat system, provisions for special forces’ missions, masts and general layout as the Barracuda SSN.


4D firepower: effective against underwater, surface, land and air threats
With a total of 34 weapons including torpedoes, mines, anti-ship missiles, cruise missiles and anti-air missiles, the SMX®-Océan’s firepower will be unprecedented for an SSK.
The SMX®-Océan concept ship design also includes vertical launchers, another major innovation in SSK design, to provide a salvo capability for cruise missile strikes on land targets.


A reconfigurable multi-role submarine
The SMX®-Ocean offers more multi-role capabilities than any other submarine of its type. It can operate alone or as part of a carrier group or other naval deployment, and will be the only conventionally powered submarine with the ability to deploy special forces, combat swimmers, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and even unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


Carrier group escort
Equipped with tactical datalinks meeting international standards, the SMX®-Ocean is ideal for carrier group escort roles in support of coalition operations in any theatre of operations.


Technical data
Length: 100 m
Height: 15.5 m
Beam: 8.8 m
Surface displacement: 4,750 t
Maximum diving depth: 350 m
Maximum speed, submerged: 20 kts

Video:
http://youtu.be/ug6RakSBuzQ
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http://youtu.be/ug6RakSBuzQ

Source: DCNS Group - DCNS UNVEILS SMX®-OCÉAN, A NEW BLUE-WATER SSK WITH EXPANDED CAPABILITIES
 

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Hello, fascinating design. For me the most striking thing is the default inclusion of a 'suitcase'. The new SDV will be made by ECA who have built SDVs before but not ones you'd find in books. It is basically a USN SDV Mk.VIII layout with a different tail. More info on the SDV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E1OW8itd7I
 

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Model of DCNS SMX-Ocean on display at Euronaval 2014.

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http://topwar.ru/61470-euronaval-2014-ekspoziciya-dcns.html
 

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SMX-Ocean

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http://www.operationnels.com/2014/10/28/le-smx-ocean-est-beaucoup-plus-quun-concept/
 

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Not just a concept: SMX Ocean from DCNS
Oct 27, 2014 by Christina Mackenzie in Ares

Source:
http://aviationweek.com/blog/not-just-concept-smx-ocean-dcns

DCNS, the French naval systems group, revealed the SMX Ocean submarine derived from the Barracuda on the first day of the Euronaval show in the northern suburbs of Paris.

The SMX Ocean is the first of the SMX series to have a name rather than a number (this would be SMX 27 as it is the 27th concept vessel shown by DCNS that traditionally unveils at least one such vessel at every Euronaval exhibition) because it is more than just a concept.

Hervé Guillou, DCNS CEO, explained that SMX Ocean is basically the Barracuda submarine with conventional instead of nuclear propulsion. He said such a vessel could be of interest for Australia's future submarine requirement as it is a large submarine with a very long range of 18,000 nautical miles (33,336km) at 10 knots and has an autonomy of 90 days.

SMX Ocean not only incorporates all the newest technological bricks available, even if some of them are not fully mature, but the 4,700 ton, 100m long submarine could also stock five different types of weapons: torpedoes, anti-surface missiles, anti-air missiles, cruise missiles and mines for a total payload of 34 weapons.

The concept behind SMX Ocean is that it could have a very mixed navigation program: it could sail at an average speed of 14 knots one week, then spend a month on patrol with no snorting period (snorting is when a submarine rises close to the sea surface in order to raise a pipe through which it draws in the air necessary to run its diesel engines that in turn recharge the batteries that power the submarine when it is fully submerged; this process is also sometimes called snorkeling) and then spend another week sailing back to its harbour at 14 knots.

Ocean would have a maximum operating depth of up to 300m and maximum diving speed of up to 20 knots.

DCNS' concept vessels have not all been just fun and games for the engineers. One such concept quickly became the Adroit surface vessel. Another, the Andrasta submarine specially designed for littoral missions, has just been renamed Scorpene 1000 to more clearly indicate how close it is to the Scorpene 2000 which is the new designation for the historic Scorpene bought by Malaysia (2 at sea), Chile (2 at sea) India (6 under construction) and Brazil (four under construction).
 

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