Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai, India, Oct. 29, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files
AFP: French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report
French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.
The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile.
Brazil is also due to deploy the vessels from 2018.
Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines.
But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sought to play down the impact in Canberra saying while the leak was "of concern", the Scorpene was a different model to the subs Australia is buying.
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