French ship builder DCNS has is set to take legal action against Australian daily ‘The Australian’ to stop it from making public sensitive data related to Scorpene submarines.
On Monday, DCNS intends to file an injunction in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia on Monday to prevent further publication of documents, ‘NDTV’ reported. DCNS is also seeking a court order to force the newspaper to hand over the documents and remove them from its website.
The leaked information on the Scorpene class submarines provided ultra-confidential details on the submarine’s specifications including their stealth capabilities.
“The publication of this highly valuable document causes a direct harm to DCNS and its customer in terms of spread of sensitive and restricted information, image and reputation,” The Australian quoted an affidavit by DCNS lawyer Justine Munsie.
Over 22,000 pages of top secret data on the capabilities of six highly advanced submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company have been leaked.