It is against the backdrop of the hoped-for announcement of the launch of the new generation aircraft carrier program (PANG), called to succeed
by 2038-2040, that opens this Monday, the Euronaval show.
Due to Covid-19, this 51st edition takes place, all week long, in a digital format.
Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces, is to inaugurate it by sending a video message to this strategic sector of the French armaments industry.
It brings together, under the banner of Gican, its employers' organization, 200 companies, including 10% large groups, 65% SMEs and 15% mid-sized companies, not to mention dozens of start-ups.
The sector directly employs 48,000 highly qualified employees.
When the Charles-de Gaulle aircraft carrier is deployed in Asia
If it hopes so much for the launch of the PANG, it is because the decision must be taken quickly in order to preserve the skills, in particular of Naval Group, the manufacturer of French aircraft carriers, frigates, corvettes and submarines, Chantiers de Atlantique, specialist in
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