On February 11, 2019 the Government announced the formal signing of the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program between Defence and Naval Group.
The signing, held at Russell Offices, Canberra, was attended by Australian Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and French Minister for the Armed Forces, Madame Florence Parly 12 regionally superior ‘Attack’ class submarines are being designed and built for the Royal Australian Navy under the Future Submarine Program.
The full range of other activities required to deliver this major program, including the development of the submarine construction yard in Osborne South Australia, are continuing.
The delivery of the first ‘Attack’ class submarine will be in the early 2030s.
Australian Department of Defence
February 11, 2019