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Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal
February 26, 2019

Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The agreement provides a framework for collaboration on the Royal Australian Navy’s new attack submarine class.

Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract
February 11, 2019

Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract

By Franz-Stefan Gady
After a two-year delay, Australia has signed a production contract with a French shipbuilder for 12 new submarines.
Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet
December 13, 2018

Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia’s defense department and France’s Naval Group are expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement this month.

Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End
November 07, 2018

Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The concept design for Australia’s Future Submarine project should be finalized by the end of 2018.

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
October 11, 2018

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that Tokyo is prepared to export its submarines to Australia.

Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?
October 03, 2018

Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia and France have yet to conclude a strategic partnering agreement for the construction of 12 diesel-electric submarines.

Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
May 04, 2018

Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia this week, the second French leader to do so.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
October 16, 2017

France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.

Australia’s Government Under Attack Over Submarine Deal
October 04, 2017

Australia’s Government Under Attack Over Submarine Deal

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In a new report, experts urge Australian government to drop plans to procure French-made nuclear attack submarines.

A French Pivot to Asia?
May 01, 2017

A French Pivot to Asia?

By Cleo Paskal
Though perhaps overlooked, France has long been an Asian power and intends to remain so in the 21st century.

Australia, France Sign Deal to Build 12 Submarines
December 21, 2016

Australia, France Sign Deal to Build 12 Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia and France have signed an intergovernmental agreement to build 12 submarines.
Australia, France Sign Classified Information Sharing Pact
December 13, 2016

Australia, France Sign Classified Information Sharing Pact

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The bilateral agreement aims to support bilateral work on Australia’s so-called SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program.

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