Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and France’s Naval Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore new technologies such as additive manufacturing for navalapplications.
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, said a joint statement from both Naval Group and DSTA.
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.”