C4iSR: Maritime

Safran contracted for key systems for Project SEA 1000 submarines

09 October 2019

Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia has been contracted to design three major combat system components for Australia’s Future Submarine programme.

The AUD36.77 million (USD24.8 million) contract, announced by Lockheed Martin Australia and the Australian Department of Defence on 8 October, will see Safran deliver the preliminary and detailed designs for the combat system’s optronic search-and-attack mast, navigation radar and navigation data distribution components.

Under Project SEA 1000, the Royal Australian Navy will acquire 12 Attack-class conventional submarines to enter service from the mid-2030s. The Australian government signed a strategic partnering agreement with French shipbuilding, systems, and services contractor Naval Group in February ahead of confirming the final design specifications and requirements for the Attack-class submarines.

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    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47