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Submarine bids now in, Australian panel begins evaluation

Submarine bids now in, Australian panel begins evaluation

payneNOW that all three competitors have issued final proposals in Australia’s AU$ 50 billion (US $36.44 billion) Future Submarine program, an expert advisory panel will begin its evaluations and issue findings next year to guide the government’s selection. Up to 12 large conventional submarines will be acquired under Project Sea 1000. The Australian government selected France’s DCNS, TKMS of Germany and the government of Japan to participate in a competitive evaluation process (CEP).

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Taiwan turning screws on Washington’s sub deal

Taiwan turning screws on Washington’s sub deal

timthumb.phpIN 2001, President George W. Bush’s administration released the largest arms package to Taiwan since the closing of US military bases on the island in 1979. The deal included four Kidd-class destroyers, 12 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and eight diesel-electric submarines. But now there are hurdles with the submarine part of the package.

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India’s new naval strategy

India’s new naval strategy

Hon Defence Minister Shri Monohar Parrikar at an event on Make in India for Defence Production at IMC, Mumbai. Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 29-05-15, MumbaiThe release by Indian Defence Minister Shri Monohar Parrikar (pictured) of India’s new maritime strategy shows that proxy war through terrorism has not prevented India from adopting an outward-looking approach to maritime security and shows India is dilating the geographical scope of its maritime focus, Dr Gurpreet S. Khurana argues.

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