Australia – Economic diplomacy (November 23, 2016)


France welcomes the decision by the Australian Ministry of Defense to select the Thales Group to update the sonar systems of six submarines.

This announcement confirms the trust placed by the Australian authorities in French companies, which rank among the world leaders in this high-tech sector.

Our strategic partnership with Australia is strengthening all the time.

Our excellent bilateral relations were confirmed in recent months by President Hollande’s visit in November 2014 and by the Australian prime minister’s announcement regarding the decision to choose the French company DCNS to implement the program to build the next generation of submarines, committing our two countries to 50 years of future collaboration.