Naval Group is seeking Australian advanced manufacturers to become Australian Capability Partners to manage and deliver specialist submarine platform equipment.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) will be open for a short period of time and covers a range of goods and services required for the Future Submarine Program including:

  • steering gear system
  • weapons handling system
  • main shaft line

The EOI will allow potential suppliers to register their interest against more specific technical requirements than those detailed in general registrations of interest.

Naval Group is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian industry across all states, territories and business sizes with the shared aim to create and sustain a sovereign submarine capability.

The Government announced Naval Group as Australia’s international partner for the design and build of 12 Future Submarines in 2016. Naval Group (formerly DCNS) has been a European leader in naval defence for over 400 years and has employees and suppliers all around the world. Becoming a supplier to Naval Group provides opportunities to join the global supply chain.

What is the Future Submarine Program?


The Future Submarine Program is the most extensive Defence procurement program in Australia’s history, with a cost of more than $50b. The program will double the size of Australia’s current fleet of Collins submarines.

This national endeavor aims to deliver a regionally superior submarine capability, which will be built, operated and sustained by Australian industry.

The build location for the Future Submarine fleet is in Adelaide, South Australia, with the first submarine scheduled to enter service in the early 2030s. The Naval Shipbuilding Plan 2017 predicts the program will create and sustain more than 2,800 Australians jobs.

How do I get involved?


You can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway.

The EOI for Australian Capability Partners closes on 13 November 2020.