Submarine contract

Submarines: defence analysts say much to learn from Collins class submarines

Thirty years after the Collins class 'dud subs' were built, and 20 years since they hit the water, defence analysts warn Australia should pay close attention while building their replacements and learn from previous mistakes.

SDSC experts discuss Australia's submarine announcement

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that French company DCNS has been chosen as preferred partner for Australia's next fleet of submarines ahead of competitors from Germany and Japan.

‘Deeply regrettable’: Japan sidelined as Australia awards submarine contract to France

Japan had offered to build Australia a variant of its 4,000 tonne Soryu submarine - but risked antagonising China, Australia’s top trading partner

Submarines decision ultimately shows the merits of partisan debate on defence

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the announcement that French firm DCNS will build Australia’s next fleet of submarines came sooner – and in a better fashion – because of partisan politics.

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