DNCS : Australia and France together for 50 years


The next generation of australian submarine will be french-made.  Australia has chosen France for the greatest submarine construction deal of the century. The french military shipbuilding firm DNCS won the bid sollicitation after competing through bid sollicitation with the Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the construction of 12 modern submarines.


Australia is en route for renewing his marine submarine fleet, the 12 submarines supposed to be operationnal in 2027 will replace the actual submarine in Collins category. The deal of about 50 billions Australian Dollars (34 Billions Euros)  will reinforce the strategic cooperation  between the two countries for the next fifty years. Construction, maintenance and crew training, this contract is the biggest in marine industry ever signed.  In France, this is an historic choice for the State and Thales owned company DCNS.


Although all construction will be held in Adelaide, Australia, thousands  of long term contracts job will be created in France said Jean-Yves Le Drian Minister of Defense. François Hollande hasn’t waited to show his happiness on Twitter when he tweeted « historic choice by Australia of France and DCNS to build 12 submarines. I congratulate all those who have contributed ” . The 12 future submarines will copy the Shortfin Barracuda sample, one of the most modern submarines in the world.  


Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:05