French submarine firm DCNS echoes Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘innovation’ pitch

French submarine bidder DCNS will on Thursday fire the latest salvo in the hotly contested bid to build Australia’s new fleet, saying the project will play a key role in the “innovation” future Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is eager to promote.

In what has become a fierce competition for the massive project, which will cost at least $50 billion over its lifetime, the French firm says it has already talked to at least 200 Australian firms and research institutions that could participate. The project will create at least 2900 jobs, it says.

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The Age
4 February 2016