Euronaval 2022: Virtual tour what you can discover at Naval Defense Exhibition in Paris France

Day 1 for the Navy Recognition editorial team at Euronaval 2022 International Naval Defense Exhibition that takes place in Paris, France from the 18 to 21 October 2022. In this video, a virtual tour inside the exhibition area of Euronaval 2022 and discover the latest innovations and technologies of the naval defense industry.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Euronaval is one of the most important International Naval Defense Exhibition that takes place every two years in Paris, France. (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

Summary of the main events on day 1 of Euronaval 2022:

Ministerial visits, exclusive presentation of the model of the new French aircraft carrier, preliminary consortium agreement MMPC, revelation of the new industrial group EXAIL born from the merger of ECA Group and iXblue: this opening day of EURONAVAL 2022 was rich in events. Here is what you should remember.

High-level political and military visitors
EURONAVAL was pleased to receive a visit from the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Mr. Sébastien Lecornu.
Earlier in the day, the French Secretary of State for the Sea, Mr. Hervé Berville, also visited the exhibition to meet with exhibiting manufacturers and discover their latest technological innovations.
The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, General Thierry Burkhard, the General Delegate for Armaments (DGA) Emmanuel Chiva and the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier also honored the show with their presence.

The new French aircraft carrier, star of EURONAVAL
Announced in 2018 at EURONAVAL by the Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, the French new generation aircraft carrier (PANG) is becoming, four years later, even more of a reality. For the opening of EURONAVAL 2022, Naval Group and the French defense procurement agency (DGA) presented the PANG mock-up, whose design is almost final, and detailed its technical characteristics.
The PANG is scheduled to enter service in 2038. At 75,000 metric tons, with room for nearly 40 combat aircraft and helicopters and 2,000 people on board, it will be the largest military building ever built in Europe.

European shipyards sign preliminary MMPC consortium agreement
In July 2022, the European Commission selected the proposal submitted by the consortium led by Naviris with Fincantieri, Naval Group and Navantia for the Modular and Multirole Patrol Corvette (MMPC) call. Following this decision, the CEOs of the four companies signed a preliminary consortium agreement at EURONAVAL today.
The main objective of the agreement signed today will be to develop the initial design of the ship, maximizing innovation, synergies and collaboration between European shipbuilding companies.
This project is an open door to future European cooperation on a naval project.

ECA Group and iXblue join forces to become Exail
The two French companies chose the EURONAVAL exhibition to announce their partnership under the name Exail, following the acquisition of iXblue by Group Gorgé at the end of September. With this alliance, Exail becomes a global high-tech industrial champion specialized in advanced technologies in robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics.
Exail will enable the 1,500 employees of the two entities to join forces under a common brand name, and thus broaden its technological offering to its customers.

The EURONAVAL jury was able to audit the candidates for the INNOVATIONS AWARDS all day long: see you tomorrow at 12:00 noon in the workshop area for the awards ceremony.

For Hugues d'Argentré: "It is a great pleasure for us to meet again all the actors of the world shipbuilding industry and to welcome the representatives of 80 countries to EURONAVAL after these long years without a show. The atmosphere and the faces of the exhibitors and visitors alike lead us to consider this first day a real succes."