Naval Group subcontracts MTU for RAN submarine propulsion component

09 April 2019

Naval Group has subcontracted MTU Friedrichshafen to supply the Diesel Generator Rectifier (DGR) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Attack-class submarine.

The DGR is used to turn mechanised energy into electricity, and MTU will work with partner Penske Power Systems Australia during the design phase to help boost the latter’s expertise, transferring intellectual property in Australia.

“The DGR subcontract is part of the government’s investment in the Attack-class submarine, part of the creation of a sovereign naval shipbuilding enterprise, and the government’s continuous naval shipbuilding capability,” Linda Reynolds, minister for defence industry, said.

The government stated that the DGR development is a critical element of the submarine design, noting that this new contract is an important milestone in the programme.

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