Australian Government selects DCNS for the SEA 1000

The Australian Government has selected DCNS as its preferred international partner for the design of 12 Future submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

26th Apr 2016


Australian Government selects DCNS for the SEA 1000


Future Submarine Program


The Australian Government has selected DCNS as its preferred international partner for the
design of 12 Future submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.


The announcement was made by the Australian Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, the
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, The Minister for Industry, Innovation and
Science, the Hon. Christopher Pyne and The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.


The Australian Government stated: “The decision was driven by DCNS’s ability to best meet all of
the Australian Government’s requirements. These included superior sensor performance and
stealth characteristics, as well as range and endurance similar to the Collins Class submarine.

The Government’s considerations also included cost, schedule, program execution, through-life support
and Australian industry involvement.”


“This success has been made possible thanks to the strong teamwork between the French
Authorities, DCNS and our industrial partners,” said DCNS Chairman and CEO, Mr Herve Guillou.


“France and Australia have been allies for more than 100 years and we look forward to further
strengthening this time honoured relationship and honouring the trust the Australian Commonwealth
Government is placing in us for this ground breaking project,” Mr Guillou said.


Subject to discussions on commercial matters, the design of the Future Submarine with DCNS will
begin this year.

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