French firm Naval Group tweets about lunch room after audit office report slams ...

A French company building Australian submarines boasted about the lunch room being full as a damning report slammed the nine-month delay on the $80billion project.

The Australian National Audit Office was scathing of the program to build 12 next generation subs in Adelaide to defend Australia from 2036.

French shipbuilder Naval Group, which is in charge of designing and manufacturing the submarines, hasn't refuted criticism of the $80billion project being delayed by nine months.

On Tuesday, however, it tweeted a message about its eating quarters as the damning report on the Future Submarine Program was released.

'It wasn't easy to find a spot in the lunch room yesterday,' it said.

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A French company building Australian submarines boasted about the lunch room being full as a damning report slammed the nine-month delay on the $80billion project. The Australian National Audit Office was scathing of the program to build 12 next generation submarines in Adelaide to defend Australia from 2036

A French company building Australian submarines boasted about the lunch room being full as a damning report slammed the nine-month delay on the $80billion project. The Australian National Audit Office was scathing of the program to build 12 next generation submarines in Adelaide to defend Australia from 2036

The Naval Group, majority owned by the French government, was more focused, publicly at least, on the recruitment of new staff. 

'We are absolutely thrilled to welcome sixteen new starters to the team this week,' it said.

'Here they are joined by members of Security and HR. A big welcome to all - we look forward to getting to know you.'

The Australian National Audit Office has criticised the idea of designing and building the new submarines at the Osborne Shipyard in Adelaide's north instead of fully importing new ones.

'At a reported cost in the order of $80 billion, the design and construction of the Future Submarine represents the largest Defence procurement in Australia's history,' it said in a report released this week.  

'The decision not to acquire a military‐off‐the shelf submarine platform, and instead engage a "strategic partner" to design and deliver the submarines with significant Australian industry input, has increased the risk of this acquisition.'

French company Naval Group, which is in charge of designing and manufacturing the subs, hasn't refuted criticism of the $80billion project being delayed by nine months. On Tuesday, however, it tweeted a message about its eating quarters as the damning report on the Future Submarine Program was released

French company Naval Group, which is in charge of designing and manufacturing the subs, hasn't refuted criticism of the $80billion project being delayed by nine months. On Tuesday, however, it tweeted a message about its eating quarters as the damning report on the Future Submarine Program was released

In October 2017, Naval Group had insisted the submarine project would be delivered on time.

'The future submarine program remains on track & visible milestones

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