Sydney Morning Herald, April 26, 2016
Midday 26 April 2016 - Announcement by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull
- DCNS is the preferred bidder [comment - Australia to build 12 DCNS Shortfin Barracuda's]
- Most of build to take place in Adelaide, South Australia
- US submarine experts a big part of CEP submarine selection process
- Most of the submarine design work will take place at the DCNS submarine shipyard at Cherbourg, France and in Adelaide
- Australian made steel will go into submarine, The Collins steel was mainly made in Port Kembla-Wollongong, NSW, not in South Australia. So Shortfin steel likely to be made in Port Kembla-Wollongong, NSW (which is also the State where Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne comes from).
- DCNS is mainly French Government owned
- There will now be intense media interest before the 2 July 2016 Election, on everything DCNS especially DCNS Australia says and writes on DCNS build details. See DCNS Australia "pitch" on Shortfin.
See dcns australia submarine on Twitter.
More Australian Government detail from the Prime Minister and Defence Minister is in today's Joint Media Release.