The third Future Submarine industry day is being held today at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said senior Defence officials from the Future Submarine Program and representatives from DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia will brief industry on opportunities for participation in the Program.
“These types of high-level engagements with Defence industry again demonstrate the Government’s commitment to maximising Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine Program,” Mr Pyne said.
“Successful industry days have already been conducted in Adelaide and Sydney with more than 450 representatives attending in Adelaide and more than 270 representatives attending in Sydney. Participants have been from a range of companies, research and development organisations and educational institutions.”
Mr Pyne said feedback has been positive with attendees at the Adelaide and Sydney industry days commenting on the benefit of the briefings which included information on the timeline and progress of the Future Submarine Program.
Further industry days will continue across Australia throughout 2017 with the next industry day planned for Brisbane in May.