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Source: Australian Government – Minister of Defence

The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program continues to progress with the contract signing for the design of the primary underwater sensor of the submarine.

The contract has been signed with Thales UK Ltd, through Lockheed Martin Australia, for the design of the outboard flank array and partnering arrangements with Australian industry.

The outboard flank array forms part of the Sonar Subsystem, which is used when the submarine is submerged.

This vital piece of equipment acts as the submarine’s eyes and ears, providing situational awareness for the crew.