Navantia is working on an extensive portfolio of innovation projects in the area of submarines, whose purpose is dual fold to assess new technologies available on the market and to keep the interests of current and potential clients. The results of these projects serve not only to offer alternative or supplementary capacities to the current S-80 capacities, but also to incorporate them into new submarine concepts.
Navantia and the French company SAFT (TOTAL Group) are working jointly on the development and integration of latest-generation lithium-ion batteries
Navantia and the well-known Dutch test basin MARIN are assessing alternative design options to cater for clients’ different manoeuvrability requirements.
New welding acceptance criteria based on an adaptation to the service approach, and new inspection systems to replace radiography, automate the inspection process and improve monitoring during the life cycle
New solutions for the deployment of special operation forces and unmanned vehicles. Navantia has already developed the SOWEC and the DIRSUB (with European Patent EP 2776311 A1 Dry Shelter, i.e. an external self-compensated device for increasing the operational capability of a submarine)