Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions gathered in Adelaide, November 24, to hear from representatives of the future submarine enterprise in regards to opportunities available in the Australian Navy submarine program.
The event was a joint briefing between the Commonwealth of Australia, DCNS and Lockheed Martin (as the combat systems integrator).
“DCNS’s vision is to deliver a regionally superior submarine for Australia’s sovereign operation and sustainment and maximise local industry participation,” said Sean Costello, Chief Executive Officer, DCNS Australia.
“In order to achieve this, we will build a supply chain in Australia that has the in-country capability to deliver the products, services and know-how to keep the submarines capable and available on an enduring basis,” said Mr Costello.
DCNS has already issued 600 requests for information from 145 companies in Australia and 25 Australian companies have passed the first audit to be considered appropriate to participate in the supply chain activities.
The Future Submarine briefings will continue across the nation in 2017, with the next briefing to be held in Sydney in February, according to DCNS.