France-based Naval Group, a world leader in naval defense, yesterday said it is opening a representative office in Manila.
The opening of the representative office enables the company to identify synergies and partners to support the needs of the Philippine Navy.
The creation of the submarine force is part of the Armed Forces of the Philippine modernization program aiming to protect the nation maritime sovereignty and interests.
Naval Group is a naval systems provider and integrator with a history of more than 400 years in the defense industry. Partnering with more than 50 navies around the world, Naval Group aims to bring to the Philippines its experience and technical expertise in ships and submarines with combat systems and all critical equipment and services necessary to engage naval power in a theatre of operations.
“We are the only provider with previous experience in helping a country develop a submarine force from scratch and we stand ready to assist the Philippines Navy by providing the submarines but also setting up the training, facilities and supply chain required to operate a fully operational submarine fleet,” said Alain Guillou, Naval Group senior executive vice president.