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DCNS began designing a shipyard in Australia

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The French company Naval Group (also known as DCNS) officially opened an office in Adelaide for the design and construction of a shipyard on which the 12 of the newest submarines for the Australian Navy will be built, reports Flotprom with reference to Naval Today.

DCNS began designing a shipyard in Australia
Barracuda class submarine

Currently, the office has 40 employees, among whom are both French and Australian specialists. According to the resource, "they are busy with the initial planning phase of the program to build a series of new submarines for the Australian Navy, including designing the submarines themselves, attracting contractors and building infrastructure for the new shipyard."

Australian Navy Develops Upgrade Plan fleet since the 2000s. The Collins type diesel-electric submarines at their disposal have been in operation since the 1990s and by 2026 their resource will be exhausted.

One of the main requirements of Australians - the construction of submarines on its territory. The search for the general contractor took a long time, so the contract was signed only in 2016 year. The cost of the agreement is about $ 40 billion. At the same time, the timing of the final implementation of the agreement had to be shifted to 2030.

Submarines for the Australian fleet are based on the French project "Barracuda".

It is noted that "for the needs of the Australian Navy, the project had to be greatly changed: submarines will receive water-jet rather than propellers, as well as an air-independent propulsion system instead of nuclear reactors."

In addition, the hull of Australian boats will be shorter by 3 meters (94 meters). Displacement will decrease to 4500 tons. The combat systems were contracted to install by the American corporation Lockheed Martin.
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  1. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 31 August 2017 13: 02
    +3
    Well done. So you need to build, do not depend on anyone ... Under your needs, make boats in your shipyards, which the Russians torment to sink, and not buy what they offer. older brothers ..
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 31 August 2017 13: 07
      +1
      Quote: WHAT IS
      Well done. So it is necessary to build-not depend on anyone ...
      - wassat
      1. dorz
        dorz 31 August 2017 13: 20
        +2
        Australia's 12 newest submarines to be built

        To protect the kenguryatnik from the Russian threat.
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 31 August 2017 13: 42
      +5
      Quote: WHAT IS
      Well done. So you need to build, do not depend on anyone ... Under your needs, make boats in their shipyards, which the Russians torment to sink, and

      Lech, the French are building by the Australians, who are still considered subjects of the British crown and yes, well, they are very independent. what And RUSSIAN if necessary and drown. winkonly what for to heat them.
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 31 August 2017 19: 29
      +4
      Quote: WHAT IS
      To fit your needs, make boats in your shipyards, which the Russians torment drown

      And what, the Russians are going to fight with kenguryatnikami? and because of what, if not a secret? belay
  2. Tarasios
    Tarasios 1 September 2017 05: 50
    0
    Quote: WHAT IS
    Well done. So you need to build, do not depend on anyone ... Under your needs, make boats in your shipyards, which the Russians torment to sink, and not buy what they offer. older brothers ..

    Why should the Russians drown the shipyard ??? And as the shipyards are mostly located on land, you won’t especially “sink” them. Well, if you are talking about boats (we assume that you simply didn’t very clearly pronounce;)) - then what, is there any value for the survivability of the submarine, depending on the place of its manufacture? Like yo Australia? +100 Vitality? ;)) I recommend patenting this know-how, get rich bully