Australian naval specialist DCNS and advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop composite components and assemblies for Australian submarines.

Through the MoU, Quickstep will produce representative demonstrator components to validate their technology for naval applications with DCNS.

‘DCNS has commenced building a supply chain in Australia that will support the submarine capability on a sustainable basis,’ said Sean Costello, CEO DCNS Australia. ‘Ultimately this supply chain will comprise several hundred companies across Australia and form the Future Submarine Enterprise.’

DCNS has also been selected as the Australian Government’s preferred international partner for the design of 12 Future Submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. 

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