Attack Class submarine subsystems contract signing

Thomas Global Systems has been selected by Safran to provide design services for components for Australia’s Future Submarine Program.

Press Release from Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence and the Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry

Attack Class submarine subsystems contract signing

We are pleased to announce Lockheed Martin Australia has signed a subcontract with Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia Pty Ltd (Safran) for the design of components for the Attack Class submarines.

This will support the operation and sustainment of the Attack Class while maximising the involvement of Australian industry.

It is the first major equipment design subcontract awarded by Lockheed Martin Australia as the Combat System Integrator for the Attack Class.

This includes the design of the Optronics Search and Attack, Navigation Radar and Navigation Data Distribution subsystems.

These are vital components of the combat system suite and builds on work Safran already conducts in Australia in the defence and civilian sectors.

During the design phase, Safran will engage Australian suppliers Acacia Systems and Thomas Global Systems to provide design services.

In the future, Safran will establish a local capability for the production, integration and support of these subsystems in Sydney.

About Thomas Global

Thomas Global Systems is an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation and defense applications. Since 1956, Thomas Global has consistently earned international recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global leverages expertise in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of advanced flight deck displays and instruments, specialized mission-critical defense electronics and training solutions, supported by dedicated global service and support teams. The Company’s facilities are in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California.  Learn more at

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