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Future Submarine Project

Identified in the 2009 Defence White Paper, the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Project seeks to acquire an increased and enhanced submarine capability that will provide the Australian Defence Force with a potent submarine capability beyond the planned withdrawal date of the Collins Class submarines.

SEA 1000 Capability

SEA 1000 will provide Australia with a new and more potent defence capability with greater range, longer partrol endurance and increased capability compared to the Collins Class submarines.  Key capabilities will be in the areas of:

• Anti-submarine warfare;
• Anti-surface warfare;
• Strike;
• Intelligence;
• Surveillance and reconnaissance;
• Electronic warfare;
• Mine warfare; and
• Support to both special forces and advance force operations.

The project will undertake a staged acquisition process to acquire this capability.

ASC welcomes the selection of DCNS as Australia’s future submarine partner and we stand ready and able to take part in this important national project.

Further information is available at www.sea1000.gov.au

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