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Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), France's Naval Group and
its Singapore subsidiary Naval Group Far East, have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore new technologies such as additive
manufacturing for naval applications.
Under the agreement, the organisations will jointly
identify potential use cases of harnessing additive manufacturing. This
includes the sharing of production methodology, certification and qualification
of additive manufactured components for naval platforms.
Ong Li Koon, Director Naval Systems, DSTA said: “DSTA recognises the
importance of collaboration in tapping emerging technologies amidst a rapidly
evolving landscape. We look forward to exchanging our knowledge and experience
with Naval Group, and are confident this partnership will help enhance our additive
manufacturing competencies and drive its adoption for defence applications.”
Eric Papin, Naval Group Executive Vice President, Chief Technical and
Innovation Officer said: “Naval Group is proud to collaborate with DSTA on
additive manufacturing for naval platforms. The agreement will pave the way for
the exchange of best practices in the area of additive manufacturing for
defence. Naval Group is committed to innovation and excellence in the fields of
naval defence and energy, with a strong focus on collaborative research that
translates into trusted partnerships such as the one we share with DSTA.”