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Australia will for a long time be protected by the French submarines


Australia and France signed the contract on strategic partnership which body — construction of 12 modern submarines. Writes The Local about it. The agreement is signed during the visit to Australia of the minister of armed forces of France Florans Parli. It, in particular, establishes conditions according to which Australia gets access to this or that intellectual property and also actions in case of non-compliance with terms. The contract means construction for Canberra of submarines by the French consortium Naval Group earlier known as DCNS. Contract value — 30 billion euros. Submarines will gather on new shipyard in South Australia. It is expected that the construction of the first of them will be completed at the beginning of the 2030th years. The last is planned to be put for arms at the beginning of the 2040th. They will be in operation to the 2080th. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison welcomed signing of the contract, having called the plan "extremely ambitious". According to him, it is a part of the largest investment in the history of the country in defense in peace time. At the same time experts note that Australia was late with purchase as waters to the North and the East from the country became the arena for fight between China, the USA and other countries for a long time and strongly. At the same time analysts hope that submarines will become a serious deterrent on a case of possible hostile actions. The countries conducted negotiations on submarines within several years. In 2016 it was reported about signing of the agreement on their purchase by the prime minister of Australia and the Minister of Defence of France. Then it was noted that the French offer with submarines of the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A project bypassed the German and Japanese options (the modernized submarines of project 214 and the Soryu type respectively). "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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