Submarine Industry Roadshow Comes to Brisbane

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

French naval shipbuilding company and European leader in naval defence, DCNS, will be in Brisbane on Thursday, 30 July. The roadshow has just visited Darwin and is due to be in Perth 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.

“DCNS has been actively meeting with hundreds of potential new suppliers and partners across the country over the last few months. We have been very impressed with the level of interest and the capability of local industry. We look forward to learning more about the local industry in Brisbane,” 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.

Industry Day Details

Thursday, 30 July
9.30am registration for a 10.00am start
Aviation Australia Auditorium
15 Boronia Road, Eagle Farm
Register by emailing

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