August 25, 2016
Leak of DCNS Documents Drama continues in France, India and Australia
Further to the Submarine Matters article of August 24, 2016 Cameron Stewart for The Australian, August 25, 2016 reports (in part):
“…Independent South Australian senator Nick Xenophon said the [Australian] government’s response to the leak was “woefully inadequate” and it should consider suspending negotiations with France until the issue was resolved. “For the minister [of Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne] to say that the leak of internal documents from French company DCNS in relation to their Indian submarine contract, ‘has no bearing’ on the Australian program is extraordinary,”
Senator Xenophon said. “This leak is extremely concerning, and Minister Pyne cannot make such glib statements without finding out exactly what happened with this leak.”
… Australian Strategic Policy Institute head Peter Jennings said DCNS would have work to do to convince Australia and the US that it had the highest levels of information security surrounding the Australian submarine project.” See WHOLE ARTICLE in The Australian.
Posted by Peter Coates