Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the signing of DCNS Australian industry participation agreement.
Minister Pyne said the agreement with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) highlights DCNS’s commitment to ensuring Australian industry participation in defence construction and sustainment projects.
“DCNS’s support of the DMTC is another example of their commitment to maximise Australian industry involvement in military procurements and sustainment without compromising capability, cost, schedule and risk,” Minister Pyne said.
DMTC aims to develop industrial capabilities in support of defence innovation that could be made available to Defence through competitive procurement channels.
This agreement is separate to DCNS being selected as the international partner for the Future Submarine Program.
Australian industry would be directly involved in the highly technical work of designing and integration of future Defence projects, further developing Australia’s own capability in these specialised areas.