According to NEWSru.com, he noted that the option proposed by DCNS, best serves the national security interests of the country. According to the head of the government, it will be the world's most advanced submarines.
The tender for the largest defence contract in Australia's history was also involved Germany and Japan, offered their model of non-nuclear submarines (nuclear submarines), which should replace the outdated Australian Collins class submarines. The construction of new submarines was estimated at 50 billion Australian dollars (40 billion U.S. dollars).
The construction will take place mainly in the shipyards of the Australian city of Adelaide (South Australia), which will create approximately 2,800 new jobs. One of the main requirements of the customer related to the displacement of submarines that exceed 4000 tons.
The DCNS application was based on an existing Barracuda class submarine with a displacement of 4700 tons, but this nuclear submarine, and the engineers have to make design changes to make it non-nuclear, reports TASS. A distinctive feature of the French proposals is the equipment of submarines, water-jet, not screw drivers.
Germany at the tender represented the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), which planned to build Australian nuclear submarines on the basis of his model 212A, which has a displacement of about 2,000 tons. The Japanese government, the partner of which was the concern Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, offered Australia the Soryu class submarines, which have a much smaller length than the customer needs. Japan proposed to change the design of their submarines, which, according to experts, would mean actually creating a new submarine.
Meanwhile, the Japanese government did not like this outcome. Tokyo will require Australia to justify a waiver of the procurement of Japanese submarines in favor of the French supplier. About this at a press conference on Tuesday said the country's defense Minister, Gen Nakatani.
"This is a very unfortunate omission. We want Australia explained the reason for refusal from Japanese submarines", - said the head of the defense Ministry, adding that, nevertheless, "Australia will continue to be for Japan special strategic partner".