April 26, 2016
French company DCNS won the contract to build Australia’s next fleet of submarines, according to an announcement made by Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on Tuesday, April 26.
Bids for the AU$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract also came from Germany and Japan.
Turnbull said the submarines would be built in Australia with Australian steel and will employ locals in the production. He added that the submarines would be serviced in Adelaide and that the contract would generate 2,800 jobs.
This video shows a pre-concept design submitted by DCNS for what they described as “the world’s most advanced conventionally-powered submarine”, and named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A.