Defence industry leaders and potential suppliers are being invited to attend DCNS Australia’s industry briefing in Perth for the Federal Government’s Future Submarine Program.
French naval shipbuilding company and European leader in naval defence, DCNS, will be in Perth on Wednesday, 5 August after successful visits to Brisbane and Darwin over the past week.
DCNS is currently taking part in the competitive evaluation process for the Australian Government’s Future Submarine Program.
DCNS intends to attract and work with Australian defence industry across the design, construction and sustainment phases of the Future Submarine Program should France be selected as the international program partner.
Sean Costello, CEO DCNS Australia, said engagement with the local defence industry was a priority for the company.
“Over the last few months we have held a series of industry days in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin. We met with more than 400 potential new suppliers and partners and have been very impressed with the level of interest and the capability of local industry.
“We look forward to engaging with the local industry In Perth and discussing potential opportunities to work together,” Mr Costello said.
“DCNS’ involvement in the Future Submarine Program will ensure the submarine enterprise can deliver available and capable submarines to the Australian Navy.
“To achieve this we will build a world class supply chain for the design, build and sustainment of submarines right here in Australia,” said Mr Costello.
DCNS is the only submarine design company in the world to have design competencies in nuclear and conventional submarines, safely delivering submarines ranging from 2,000 tons to 14,300 tons to navies all around the world.