France and Australia Consolidate Their Alliance With the Launch of Suffren

July 24, 2019 – Delegations and representatives from friendly States met in Cherbourg on July 12 at the launching ceremony of Suffren, first of class new-generation nuclear attack submarine in the Barracuda family. Linda Reynolds, the Minister for Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia, was the guest of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and came on a two-day visit that included a meeting with Florence Parly, the French Defence Minister. The subjects discussed included ways of strengthening the defence bilateral relationship, especially in the Indo Pacific. Reynolds also met the…

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Navy welcomes historic agreement for future submarines

February 11, 2019 – The Australian Government today ratified a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the French shipbuilding company Naval Group that will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Future Submarine Program. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan welcomed today’s important milestone. “The $50-billion Attack Class program will deliver submarines that will meet our Navy’s capability requirements, will be at the forefront of Australia’s defense strategy and will help protect Australia’s security and prosperity for decades to…

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Naval Group Launches Dutch Subsidiary

November 9, 2018 – Naval Group has launched its subsidiary in the Netherlands, Naval Group Netherlands, led by Mark van Rooij, to serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. This Netherlands subsidiary strengthens Naval Group’s global footprint and constitutes a strategic step in the context of future international naval programs. Naval Group is an international high-tech company that designs, builds, and maintains surface ships and submarines whilst providing services for shipyards and naval bases. Naval Group’s new subsidiary represents a pivotal step towards building long-term strategic partnerships with…

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Launch of a French-Italian roadmap to strengthen naval defence cooperation

September 27, 2017 – Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defense sector. The two groups will play a key role in the steering committee that will be launched within the next few days with the objective to define by June 2018 a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance. Furthermore, the agreement reached today by the two Governments on the shareholding structure of…

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