28 November 2015
DCNS design for SEA 1000 (photo : Aviation Week)
DCNS today lodged its final deliverables to the Australian Government’s Competitive Evaluation Process to select an International Program partner for the SEA1000 Future Submarine Program.
The proposal includes a Government to Government Agreement from The French Ministère of Defence’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) to the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Defence and a binding written commitment on key aspects of the deliverables.
DCNS design for SEA 1000 (photo : gentleseas)
This milestone has been achieved on schedule and marks the beginning of the Commonwealth of Australia’s evaluation phase.
Mr Sean Costello, CEO DCNS Australia, said “DCNS acknowledges the dedication from hundreds of people in France and Australia to the development of the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A and a sovereign industry in Australia.”
“We have worked as a team to create the best possible solution for Australia’s future.”