DCNS will begin designs of the Australian Future Submarine after the discussions on cost this year.
The Australian Government selected DCNS as its preferred international partner for the design of 12 Future submarines for the Royal Australian Navy Tuesday.
The announcement was made by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Christopher Pyne and The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, the company said in a statement.
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.”
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.
The submarines will cost $20billion to build and $30billion to maintain over their expected lifetime of 30 years.
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
Norway has shortlisted the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German firm ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the countrys future submarines program. “France and Germany are among the biggest nations in Europe
French DCNS has sought approval to set up an Indian subsidiary to develop Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems for the submarines. DCNS has requested clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for 100 percent FDI to invest over INR 100 crore (US $15 million),
Indian firms are likely to contribute to $50 billion submarine project involving French DCNS for Australia by obtaining sub-contracts. "India and Australia as decided during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia in 2014 have ventured into the areas of defence collaboration and joint research
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