Lockheed Martin Australia has been awarded a contract from the Australian government for the design, build, and integration of combat systems for the country’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine programme.
The announcement, made by defence industry minister Christopher Pyne on 25 January, added that the contract was expected to create 200 new jobs, primarily in the Australian state of South Australia.
The contract is valued at AUD700 million (USD567 million), and will cover work to 2022 on the design of the combat system, as well as procurement activities to select subsystem and component suppliers.
“Today marks a further step forward in our partnership with Lockheed Martin Australia in delivering a fleet of regionally superior submarines to Australia,” Pyne said.
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