Australia's future submarine project Option 4 design team select's QinetiQ's Paramarine Software

09 Oct 2013

Farnborough, UK: Australia is considering several options for its Future Submarine project (SEA 1000) and the Government’s Integrated Project Team (IPT) responsible for designing option four, has selected QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software tool. SEA 1000 is the largest and most complex Defence project ever undertaken by Australia. It will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing six Collins Class submarines with an expanded fleet of 12 conventional submarines to be assembled in South Australia.

Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director of QinetiQ GRC, said: “We are very pleased Paramarine has been selected for this task. Paramarine is the world’s premier submarine software design tool and is used by governments, navies and commercial builders in countries such as Korea, Brazil, Turkey, India and the United Kingdom.”

The selection was aided by QinetiQ Australia, which provides local sales and support for Paramarine on behalf of QinetiQ GRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ and a part of QinetiQ’s Maritime division. QinetiQ Australia is also a member of the SEA 100 IPT panel working on option four.

Alan Woolford, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ Australia, said: “Paramarine is without a doubt the best software tool to help Australia design an option that will best meet its future strategic and capability requirements. QinetiQ Australia is proud to be a part of the IPT panel for option four. We are independent from submarine manufacturers, yet we have a wealth of experience through our QinetiQ Maritime division in providing advice to governments and Navies across the globe on how to successfully achieve optimal designs for new platforms, including submarines.”

  • Paramarine has over 500 worldwide users and thousands of vessels have been modelled and analysed using the software. It is the only leading integrated design and analysis software product capable of dealing with the complexities of both surface and underwater vessel design. Paramarine is used by some of the world’s leading shipbuilders and designers, governments and academic institutions.
  • QinetiQ GRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ, is a leading provider of software solutions for submarine, naval surface and commercial ship design and on-board stability assessment. Built on over 20 years of experience, QinetiQ GRC’s software is used extensively in the world-wide defence and commercial sectors by shipbuilders, designers, operators and owners.
  • A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical support and know-how to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.
  • As part of the QinetiQ company, QinetiQ Australia has 250 specialist staff located across Australia who use their know-how to deliver trusted and independent value solutions to Australian defence and government organisations across air, land, sea and information domains as well as the civil manufacturing and mining industries.