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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’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.
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.

Australia’s New Subs to Operate Lockheed Martin Combat System
October 05, 2016

Australia’s New Subs to Operate Lockheed Martin Combat System

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin beat out competition from fellow U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co.

Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?
July 21, 2016

Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
New Delhi’s experience with French submarines could come in handy for Australia’s shipbuilding industry.
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
June 10, 2016

Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Rapid technological changes in underwater warfare may make the submarine as we know it obsolete by the 2040s.

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