DCNS has lodged its final deliverables under the SEA 1000 competitive evaluation process, as France competes with Germany and Japan to be selected as the international partner for the Future Submarine program.
The naval shipbuilding company said in a statement that the proposal includes a government-to-government agreement and a binding commitment on key aspects of the deliverables.
The milestone has been achieved on schedule and marks the beginning of the program evaluation phase, DCNS stated.
“DCNS acknowledges the dedication from hundreds of people in France and Australia to the development of the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A, and a sovereign industry in Australia,” said DCNS Australia chief executive officer Sean Costello. “We have worked as a team to create the best possible solution for Australia’s future.”