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New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated on CVN Charles de Gaulle
 
Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

 
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Naval Industry News - France
 
 
 
New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated on CVN Charles de Gaulle
 
Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

The tests, involving landings by Rafale Marine combat aircraft, demonstrated the new coating’s qualities. The advanced materials and application process help reduce nose gear loads suffered by in-coming aircraft while ensuring excellent grip between tyre and deck.
     
Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.
Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the application of new coatings to the landing zone, the portion of the flight deck subject to highest stresses.

(Picture: DCNS)
     
DCNS and joint clients DGA and SFF developed a multi-year programme to update a range of non-skid coating products and processes used on the French Navy’s flagship. Defence procurement agency DGA funded the development phase while SFF, the Navy’s Fleet Support Service, funded the testing and qualification phases.

DCNS contributed to the success of phase I and to meeting all milestones. The DCNS teams assigned to the programme are now preparing for phase II which will involve the application of new coatings to CVN Charles de Gaulle’s tow-ways and parking areas when the ship is laid up for its next scheduled refit in 2013.