Australian Submarine Industry Day

The Collins Class Submarine Enterprise and the Future Submarine Program has reached out to major Australian submarine industry companies and small to medium enterprises, during Submarine Industry Day in Adelaide.

24th Nov 2016


Australian Submarine Industry Day
 
The Collins Class Submarine Enterprise and the Future Submarine Program has reached out to major Australian submarine industry companies and small to medium enterprises, during Submarine Industry Day in Adelaide.
 
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said this engagement with defence industry marked a significant step in the development of Australia’s submarine capability.
 
“Together with our major partners in the Collins Submarine Enterprise, ASC and Raytheon Australia, we are doing the groundwork to continue to develop skills and grow capacity in the broader submarine industry.
 
“Approximately 500 of our defence industry participants came together for the Submarine Industry Day, which included a briefing and forum about promoting performance through innovation.
 
“Importantly, our partners DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia provided information on Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine Program and how to become qualified as part of the submarine supply chain,” he said.
 
Minister Pyne said the Future Submarine Program was continuing to ramp up, ensuring Australian industry involvement in the program would be maximised without unduly compromising cost, capability, schedule or risk.
 
“DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia will now further develop their plans for Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine Program.
 
“DCNS will bring new submarine technologies and construction techniques that will require further skills development across the submarine domain.
 
“To date, DCNS has engaged with over 140 companies across Australia and will continue to engage potential suppliers of equipment and services as they develop their supply chain for the Future Submarine Program,” Minister Pyne said.
 
Lockheed Martin Australia will integrate the Future Submarine combat system in a dedicated facility in Adelaide. This will see investment in engineering, project management and other high-technology industries in Australia.
 
“Lockheed Martin Australia’s involvement in the Future Submarine program is likely to create around 200 skilled Australian jobs during the design and build phases of the program,” Minister Pyne said.
 
“The 200 full time combat system integration jobs form part of around 2800 jobs associated with the broader Future Submarine Program.
 

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