Thales and AMOG Technologies have teamed to carry out a study into the development of stealth technology for submarine periscopes and optronic masts, the Australian government announced on 20 December.
Christopher Pyne, minister of defence industry, claimed that the teaming is another example of large contractors working with local Australian industry to bolster their defence offerings, in this case Thales that will benefit from AMOG Technologies’ offshore and maritime engineering expertise.
“This collaborative technology development effort between local suppliers and global prime contractors is a model we encourage,” Pyne said in a government statement.
The two companies will carry out an initial phase of a technology evaluation study, exploring if AMOG’s technology can roll into the development of these stealth submarine systems.
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