Sonar upgrades ordered for Australia’s Collins-class subs

Australia is set to enhance its submarine capability through sonar upgrades to all six Collins-class boats.

The AU$230 million (US$170 million) contract with Thales is part of a bigger AU$542 million project to upgrade the submarines’ sensor capabilities and extend their life.

The upgrades will be carried out at Thales’ underwater systems centre of excellence in Rydalmere, Western Sydney, supporting more than 140 jobs.