Collins Class Submarines

Submarines are complex machines. In fact, are second only to space shuttles in complexity. We have built an entire fleet of submarines right here on our shores – and we have the skills and shipyards to build our future fleets here too!

The Collins Class submarines are internationally recognised as some of the best conventional submarines in the world.

The Collins build project and the ongoing maintenance cycle have developed strong capabilities in the defence industry. The submarines were built specifically for Australia’s unique needs, in our own shipyard, with an Australian workforce.

While the project had some challenges along the way, all were eventually solved using local in-house ingenuity, and the Collins project has proven to be a huge success industrially and operationally. It has set the domestic sector up for success across a range of other Defence projects – if you build a submarine, you can build anything.

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