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Australia's Future Submarine programme
« on: February 20, 2017, 01:14:00 AM »
Key equipment for Australia's Future Submarine programme to be agreed by early 2018 | IHS Jane's 360 - 17 February 2017
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With construction in South Australia expected to start in 2023 with the aim of having the first of the 12 Future Submarines in service "in the early 2030s", work on the infrastructure necessary to ensure a fully qualified workforce was in place would begin in 2018, he said.

Meanwhile, concept design work and sensor selection studies were under way, detailed planning was proceeding on land-based build, test, and integration facilities, and an integrated master schedule was in development, Rear Adm Sammut.

The government announced in April 2016 that French shipbuilder DCNS, with its proposal for the Shortfin Barracuda 1A, a 4,700-tonne diesel-electric derivative of the company's 5,300-tonne Barracuda nuclear attack submarine, had defeated Japanese and German bids to replace the six-strong Collins-class fleet at an anticipated cost of AUD50 billion (USD37.5 billion).

A three-year AUD500 million design and mobilisation contract signed with DCNS in September 2016 covered early design work, moving into the preliminary design area towards the end of that period.

Contracts for the five main sub-components of Australia's future submarines are expected to be placed by early 2018, according to the head of the project in the Royal Australian Navy. Source: DCNS

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 09:00:13 AM »
ustralia's Future Submarine Program reaches major international milestone | Navy Recognition - 10 July 2017
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Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia welcomed the official opening of Australia's Future Submarine Office by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Cherbourg France. In collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence, in what will be Australia's largest defence capital investment program in history, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia will deliver to the Royal Australian Navy a fleet of 12 regionally superior submarines.

The Office is a tripartite secure facility which will house Submarine designers, naval architects and engineers who will work alongside each other on Australia's Future Submarine Program. The facility will be known as 'Hughes House', in recognition of Rear Admiral 'Oscar' Hughes, AO, RAN and his invaluable role in Australia's submarine history as Director of the Collins Submarine Project.


Herve Guillou (Naval Group CEO) Malcolm Turnbull (Australia's Prime Minister) Florence Parly, (France's Defense Minister). Picture: Naval Group

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Re: Australia's Future Submarine programme
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 12:49:11 PM »
Australian government releases Naval Group submarine industry plan | Janes - 13 May 2018
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Key Points

* French shipbuilder’s plan proposes a “sovereign and sustainable” industrial base in Australia
* Plan focuses on technology transfers, job creation, innovation, exports, and education

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Naval Group (then DCNS) was selected to build the submarines in 2016, proposing a conventionally powered derivative of its Barracuda nuclear attack submarine. In releasing the company’s Australian Industry Plan (AIP), Payne said the document formed part of its response to the competitive evaluation process through which it was selected as preferred contractor.

The AIP, which is dated November 2015, consists of 60 pages but with some sections heavily redacted. In the document, Naval Group says, “DCNS’s vision is to create a sovereign and sustainable industrial base within the Australian Future Submarine Enterprise to deliver innovative solutions over the life cycle of the submarine.”