FUTURE SUBMARINE PROGRAM
The Program seeks to establish the Australian industrial capability necessary to support the build, operation and sustainment of the Future Submarine. This will involve maximising the involvement of Australian industry in all phases of the Program without compromising capability, cost, schedule or risk.
Australia’s Future Submarines will be built in Adelaide, Australia. The first submarine will commence service in the early 2030s with construction of the last submarine in the 2050s. Sustainment will continue into the 2080s. Click HERE for further information on the Program and naval shipbuilding plan.
Naval Group (formerly DCNS) was announced as Australia’s international partner for the design and build of 12 Future Submarines in 2016.
In September 2016, the Government announced that Lockheed Martin Australia would be the Combat System Integrator for the Future Submarine Program. To register interest in becoming a supplier to Lockheed Martin Australia, click HERE