Submarine Industry Roadshow Comes To Darwin

Defence industry leaders are being invited to attend DCNS Australia’s industry briefing in Darwin for the Federal Government’s Future Submarine Program.

French naval shipbuilding company and European leader in naval defence, DCNS, will be in Darwin on Wednesday 29 July. The roadshow will then move to Brisbane and Perth over the next 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.

“So far, we have met with nearly 300 potential suppliers and partners in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. We have been very impressed with the level of interest and the capability of local industry. We look forward to meeting with the local industry in Darwin,” said Mr Costello.

“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.

Industry Day Details

Wednesday, 29 July
8.30am for a 9am start (event concludes at 10.30am) Territory Room
North Australian Development Office
76 The Esplanade
Register by emailing

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