Australia's Future Submarine Program

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for Defence

Florence Parly

Minister of Defence of the French Republic

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Nicky Hamer (Minister Reynolds’ Office): +61 437 989 927

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15 February 2020

Joint Ministerial statement

  • Florence Parly, Minister of Defence of the French Republic


Today we have reviewed the implementation of the Strategic Partnering Agreement that underpins Australia’s Future Submarine Program.

Both of us reaffirmed our full commitment to the program, in particular with respect to schedule and Australian Industry Capability.

We have agreed on an ongoing process to review, at our level, the implementation of the program on a quarterly basis for the rest of this year, meeting again in France in April and Australia in mid-year.

We acknowledge the Future Submarine Program is key for both our countries and our strategic partnership.


We are committed to work together to make it a success.

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