Naval Group Australia and ASC Sign Framework Agreement for Attack Class

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25 February 2019

Just two weeks after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, pen has been put to paper on another important document for the future of Australia's submarines.

The Government today announced the formal signing of a Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC.

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Framework Agreement identified ways Naval Group Australia and ASC would collaborate for the provision of supplies and services to each other to support Australia’s sovereign submarine capability.

“The Framework Agreement includes workforce development such as training apprentices, occupational health and safety training and services, as well as helping Naval Group tap into ASC’s existing supply chain,” Minister Pyne said.

“ASC Submarines has an important and enduring role in the success of Australia's sovereign submarine capability.”

“This Framework Agreement is a great early step to ensure ASC Submarines has a role in delivering the Attack class as well as sustaining our existing Collins class fleet.”

“Today’s signing of the Framework Agreement demonstrates the close cooperation needed to grow the submarine workforce for many decades to come.”

Thousands of jobs will be created in the years ahead because of the Coalition’s $90 billion commitment to the largest expansion of our Navy since World War Two.

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