The Minister for Defence industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today met with Hervé Guillou, DCNS Chairman and CEO in France to discuss progress on Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
As part of the visit, Minister Pyne also viewed the DCNS shipyard facilities in Cherbourg which follows the signing of the Design and Mobilisation Contract with DCNS in September of this year.
A Press Conference with was held in Cherbourg today in presence of French and Australian Media.
Hervé Guillou states on this occasion: “DCNS is committed to delivering a regionally superior submarine to Australia with a sovereign ability to operate and sustain. We look forward to welcoming the Australian Minister for Defence Industry to DCNS in Cherbourg, the site from where we have built over 100 submarines across the last century.” “We also look forward to welcoming the Future Submarine project team to Cherbourg next year where they will the transfer of technology from France to Australia.”