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The Australian submarine saga continues. Replacements for the Collins class submarines an on-going issue for some time and the subject of a number of previous blog entries. First the French, then the Japanese, and now ... .
Original story from ABC news.
"Australia's next submarine fleet will be nuclear-powered under an audacious plan that will see a controversial $90 billion program to build up to 12 French-designed submarines scrapped. The ABC understands Australia will use American and British technology to configure its next submarine fleet in a bid to replace its existing Collins class subs with a boat more suitable to the deteriorating strategic environment."
A BOAT MORE SUITABLE AND NUCLEAR-POWERED. USING A COMBINATION OF AMERICAN AND BRITISH TECHNOLOGY. THIS CANNOT BE SEEN AS ANYTHING LESS THAN A VERY MAJOR COMMITTMENT.
My understanding the Australians and New Zealanders for that matter very GREEN and hesitant to go atomic. Nuclear-power for submarines normally reserved for those navies their mission requiring high speed, long-range, very long underwater endurance.
See previous blog entry [with many additional links] the Australian submarine replacement controversy: