Second French Offshore Patrol Vessel fitted with HENSOLDT’s LYNCEA® Combat System

Calais, Toulouse/France, 23 October 2023 – HENSOLDT Nexeya France is supplying the LYNCEA® combat system to the French Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).

Following the delivery at the end of 2022 of the ‘Auguste Bénébig’, the first OPV ordered by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the SOCARENAM shipyard and the French Navy held in Calais the christening ceremony for the ‘Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai’, the second of the six OPVs ordered by the DGA and which will be based in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. The six OPVs will be directly involved in defending the interests of the French State in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) overseas.

HENSOLDT Nexeya France involved in this project as a supplier of the LYNCEA® combat system, which provides a tactical situation integrating data merged from the ship’s various sensors (IFF, radar, EOTS observation camera, ship inertial unit, etc.) and effectors (FCS, Canon). To enhance the patrol vessel’s mission system, the HENSOLDT group has supplied two sensors: the SHARPEYE MK11 surveillance radar from HENSOLDT UK and the IFF MSSR2000 encrypted interrogator from HENSOLDT AG.

A wireless version of the mission system has also been installed using the LYNCEA® Mobile solution. This enables the marine riflemen on board the RHIBs to access the same tactical situation as the ship’s crew on a mobile tablet, and to share with them an audio/video stream of the operation in real time. A real asset for decision-making in operations.

“We are very proud that our LYNCEA® combat system and associated HENSOLDT equipment have been selected by SOCARENAM to support the French Navy in its mission to protect French interests overseas,” said Aliette Quint, President of HENSOLDT Nexeya France. “As a member of the BITD (Defence Industrial and Technology Base), HENSOLDT Nexeya France is committed to continuing to develop innovative critical electronic solutions that provide a real operational advantage for French and European forces.

Installation of the solution on board the ‘Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai’ was carried out by HENSOLDT Nexeya France employees in Boulogne-sur-Mer over the last few months, followed in October by trials alongside the quayside (HAT) and at sea (SAT).

Photo courtesy Hensoldt Nexeya ©Yann Avril Photographies