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Dupuy de Lôme hosting the MINREM

Thales was selected by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) on January 2002 as Prime contractor for the future French Joint SIGINT ship Dupuy de Lôme hosting the MINREM (Moyen Interarmées Navalisé de Renseignement d'origine Electro-Magnétique) payload. Thales Naval France and Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (CNN) are the Prime contractors, CNN through its Compagnie Maritime Nantaise subsidiary supplying the ship platform, and Thales Communications the complete Intelligence Collection payload (COMINT, ELINT, IT systems for Intelligence, and internal and Externalship communications). The Dupuy de Lôme was handed over to the DGA on 15th December 2005, and accepted by the French Navy on the same day.

Displacing over 3000 tons, the Dupuy de Lôme is 102 m long and features living and work areas designed for maximum crew and operators efficiency and comfort. The high level of system automation makes it possible to be operated with a limited crew of 30 members. The MINREM payload provides high-performance strategic Intelligence collection and analysis capacities with the integration of state-of-the-art COMINT and ELINT sensors, and real-time information system for the interception, monitoring, direction finding, signal analysis and recording of all radar and Radio-communications signals. The support services will ensure vessel availability meeting or exceeding 350 days per year.

The new MINREM payload will be a key asset of the France's Joint Forces'C3I system, performing Intelligence collection missions in all waters from peacetime to crisis and war time, operated by the France's Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM). The MINREM payload is based on High sensitivity COMINT (XPLORER), Satellite and ELINT sensors providing precise and timely Intelligence information for detection, interception, location and identification of all Communication and Radar signals from HF to SHF frequency bands, including the most complex waveforms. THe Wideband signal acquisition and analysis (PAC) sensors are for listening-in and real-time or off-line signal analysis. A Comprehensive IT system for Intelligence collection and exploitation, providing interoperability with the French Intelligence chain. The Open system and sensors architecture will allow easy upgrades through technology insertion.

Thales added-value:

  • Thales' expertise in Prime-contractorship and system engineering
  • Strong program management ensuring the challenging delivery on time and in the budget constraints.
  • Innovative solutions for the demanding payload performances (wideband COM Direction Finding and Signal analysis sensors able to cope with most agile threats, state-of-the-art satellite interception solution, modern ELINT capacity)
  • Comprehensive shipboard internal and Externalcommunications system
  • Integrated Logistic Support
The support services will ensure vessel availability meeting or exceeding 350 days per year. http://www.netmarine.net/bat/listes/flot1986.htm http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nigel.sadler1/page_article_french%20navy%20review.htm A 603 Henri Poincaré former Italian oil redesigned building to become a Bâtiment d'Essais et de Mesures [ BEM - Test and Mesurements Ship]. Il received special facilities and was equipped with special equipment, when these alterations in BREST 2. 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The French tracking ship Monge with its Armor and Gascogne radars (source: ... http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/02fonds-collections/symbolique/marine/cataloginsigne/symboliq.php?annee=1951 http://forum.china.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=508498 (1) development background and plan In order to substitute serves astronautics surveying ship which re-equips by the oil tanker "to enjoy advantage Pu'an Karrer" in the late 60s, a French newly built astronautics surveying ship, its tonnage has been almost the same as the beforehand astronautics surveying ship. This level of ships have 1, names "Mongolia and Japan" the (Monge) number, by the Atlantic Shipyard construction, began construction in March 26, 1990, in October, 1990 6 H sewers, in November, 1992 4 H services. This ship lists as experimental surveying ship (BEM), mainly uses in the missile tracking and the survey. (2) overall performance and system composition 1. main criterion and displacement Fully loaded displacement (t) 21040 Span (m) 225.6 Overall width (m) 24.8 Drinking water (m) 7.7 2. performance Speed (kn) 16 Endurance (n mile/kn) 15000/15 Crew (name) 110 (have 100 military personnels and 98 civilian technicians in addition). 3. power unit Action system: 2 SEM Pierre Stiker the 8PC2.5L400 diesel engine, the continuous rating 7644kW(10400hp), the single axle, supposes the first booster. 4. primary armament Artillery: 2 20mm artillery. Helicopter: 2 "ultra hornet" helicopter. 5. measurement system Radar: 1 DRBVl5C air research radar; 1 "the gas is willing", 1 "Sawa", 2 "Arab League not" and 2 "Mars" the missile-tracing radar; 2 "decca" the navigational radar (1 uses in helicopter control). Combat data processing system: "tower Uygur Tucker" 2000, use in experimenting. Communications system: "Syracuse" communication satellite system. In addition, this ship has 14 telemetering antennas, the electro-optic follow-up device, pulse of laser light radar (LIDAR) and so on, and is equipped with the tank stabilizer, causes it when 6 level of sea sentiments the low speed navigation biggest roll angle for 9°. This ship experiments fleet's flagship. (3) technical characteristic analysis and commentary this ship were France in the early 90s the newly built large-scale surveying ship, on the ship the facility, particularly the measurement system was complete, radar quantity were many, only the missile-tracing radar had 6, explained that this ship chandlery had the strong track capacity, has reflected now the French astronautics surveying ship's level of development. 13-12-03 Monge (A 601) Bernard Prezelin, 2-04 D: 17760 tons (21040 fl) S: 15.8 kts Dim: 225.60 (203.40 pp) x 24.84 x 7.66 A: 2 single 20-mm 90-cal. ... A 601 Monge Built: 1990 Owner: French Navy Displacement: 17760 tons Dimensions: 225.3m x 24.84m x 7.66m Propulsion : 2 diesels SEMT Pielstick 8PC 2.5 L400 - 1 shaft Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: Chantiers de l?Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire Three) the technical characteristic analysis and commentary this ship were France in the early 90s the newly built large-scale surveying ship, on the ship the facility, particularly the measurement system was complete, radar quantity were many, only the missile-tracing radar had 6, explained that this ship chandlery had the strong track capacity, has reflected now the French astronautics surveying ship's level of development. "enjoys advantage Pu'an Karrer" and " Mongolia and Japan " Number "Mongolia and Japan" the missile monitors radarship's hull to use the special compound materials to make, assumes the bright white all over the body, is painted with French Navy other warships the blue wei appearance compared to, this is unique, the reason is the white is advantageous to the reflection sunlight, avoids the sunlight harm precise radar system This ship standard displacement 17760 tons, fully loaded displacement 21040 tons, captain 225.30 meters, width 24.84 meters, drinking water 7.76 meters. The action system is 2 SEMT- Pierre Stiker 8 PC 2.5L 400 diesel engines, the single Taiwan power 6615 kilowatts, the single axle advancement, uses an adjustable pitch propeller. Has shou the propulsion system, the power 1 megawatt, and is equipped with the stabilization ballast tank, causes it time the low speed navigation biggest roll angle to lower under 6 levels of sea conditions to 9°. Maximum speed 16, endurance 13031 nautical miles /15. Shipboard installs a generator in addition, provides the electric power for the ship-borne equipment, the power 7650 kilowatts, may satisfy one to have 20,000 population small cities to use electricity. The crew establishes 120 people (military officer 10 people), sur- 100 military and civilian technicians.






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