France is offering the Australian Government complete access to the stealth technologies utilised on board French nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarines (SSNs) and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs).
The very nature of these stealth technologies and the decision to release them to the Australian Government is a significant demonstration of the strategic nature of this program for the French authorities, DCNS said in a press statement Tuesday.
The United States will be responsible for supplying integrated combat systems to the Future Submarines, as well as the submarine’s weapons.
The collaboration between Australia, France and the United States will see DCNS providing design, technology and expertise within this sovereign framework.
DCNS will present three strategies to build Australia’s future submarines: The first option is to start the project in France and build all the submarines in Cherbourg, France. The second option combines the capacity of two shipyards, one in France and one in Adelaide. The third option is to start the project in Australia and build all the submarines in Adelaide.
Each option has different costs and benefits, and ultimately the choice of how the submarines will be built is a decision for the Australian Government to make.
For both options, dedicated programs and measures have been designed to transfer technology, expertise and knowledge to Australia. This technology transfer will prepare Australia for the future operation and maintenance of the submarines.
DCNS is pitching Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A submarine and offers to customize it as per the needs of the Australian Royal Navy.
The Shortfin Barracuda is 97 metres in length and displaces 4,500 tons when surfaced.
ThyssenKrupp (TKMS) has offered to buy Australian shipbuilder ASC to create a Pacific advanced manufacturing hub to build, maintain and export combat boats to Australia's regional allies. TKMS says it is prepared to take over ASC, formerly known as the Australian Submarine Corporation, in order to "replicate" its German shipbuilding operations in Australia, Financial Review news daily reported Sunday
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Australias new fleet of 12 submarines will be built by DCNS of France in South Australia Australia will get to possess the new Barracuda-class submarines which will be built to Australian specifications for a conventional, non-nuclear powered submarine in 8-10 years from the signing of the contract. Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and the government of Japan were the two unsuccessful bidders in the bid to build 12 submarines to replace Australias Collins-class submarines
A decision on the $36 billion Australian submarine program construction site is likely within two weeks. The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to reveal the site for construction before the elections are announced,
Germany is ready to build all 12 subs for half the price Australia is budgeting. Hans Atzpodien, chairman of ThysennKrupp Marine Systems told Australias National Press Club Thursday that “the Germans could build all 12 subs in Australia for AU$20 billion (US $15
DCNS is hoping for a positive response for its submarine bid in Australia and commissioning of the first submarine to India this year. “Winning of a major naval defence export contract, in particular in Australia will require sustained effort throughout the year,” the company said in a statement Monday
Japan is ready to share its secret stealth technology if it wins Australian Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion) contract to design and build next generation of submarines. France has lost significance in the submarine deal amid fears from US that DCNS might not be able to protect highly sensitive US military secrets
Japan may be closer to grabbing a US$34.55 billion Australian submarine fleet contract as Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is reported to lose ground over technical concerns
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