I am getting a bit of traffic discussing the next-generation Australian subs and the comments section doesn't allow for a detailed response.

Here goes.

On last comment that suggests that nuclear power equates to the 'best possible option' is so clear cut an answer.

The repeated penetration of the USA's carrier ASW screen in RIMPAC exercises by the Collins class SSG, showed the Americans not to sell short the capabilities of a modern SSG.

So much so they got their collective nickers in a knot and hired the Swedish equivalent to come up with a successful tactics to stop the Aussie boats.

Their answer was to cheat in follow-up RIMPAC exerises. That should be enough to say what results they got from their study of the Swedish SSG.


Latest comments

19.05 | 15:01

Good point! I was thinking Helo pads but never got around to it. The design thought been why not have full port or base resources including dry dock and repair

19.05 | 11:44

Why is there no airport on top of the base?

03.04 | 13:07

Just found your site-very cool. Also agree with your views regarding government decision processes, all about looking after their arse after they're booted out

19.01 | 08:39

Detailed answers on blog page.