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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete

Huge reduction of the combat capability of submarine will be concerned by this type of leakage. I think China has already obtained detailed data on the Scorpene because we can also obtain some data through web. Now, Scorpene is perfectly nude.

By the way, another concern appears. Today N Korea announced that it had succeeded launching of SLBM on August 24. It will be serious threat against North Asia and US.

Regards
S

Ztev Konrad said...

North Korea has faked a SLBM launch before - back in Jan 16
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/how-we-know-north-koreas-latest-slbm-test-was-a-likely-dud/

And a previous test in May 15 was likely using an underwater barge

have a more sceptical approach to any claims, not just DPRK

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete

Both Japan Ministry of Defense and United States Strategic Command confirmed launching of SLBM.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20160824/k10010651991000.html?utm_int=detail_contents_news-related-manual_001
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37171608

Regards
S

Peter Coates said...

Hi S and Ztev

I'll be mentioning North Korea's latest, dangerous, antic in an article today.

Regards

Pete

john said...

Thank you