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Australia facing a submarine-less decade

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The provision of American Virginia-class subs depends on US industrial development, military needs, politics – and possibly Trump. Australia has no agency or leverage...

Australia to put $5bn into UK sub production

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Britain’s defence secretary has warned that distracted democracies risk emboldening dictators, as Australia prepares to pump almost $5 billion into the United Kingdom’s production...

US postpones attack sub program

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The U.S. Navy is pushing back the start of construction on its next-generation attack submarine by nearly a decade, citing tight budgets and a...

How to find a lost submarine

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By Andrew Song* How does one find an object not meant to be found? Forensic maritime investigators in 2017 stumbled across this question when searching...

Will AUKUS survive Trump?

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A year ago, the AUKUS agreement was formally announced between Australian and UK Prime Ministers Anthony Albanese and Rishi Sunak and US President Joe...

USS Annapolis in Perth

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USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived in HMAS Stirling in Perth, Western Australia Sunday. This marks the second visit by a U.S. fast-attack submarine to HMAS...

Australia must have major SSN role

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By Peter Briggs* I have previously argued for Australia to take an active role in the design and procurement process for the nuclear-powered, conventionally armed...

Japan commissions third Taigei sub

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commissioned the third of its Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK), which feature better underwater endurance than its...

The New Jersey submarines

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The USS New Jersey, a World War II Iowa-class battleship and floating museum, is set for refurbishment, while the Block IV Virginia-class attack submarine...

UK submarine’s $1.08b upgrade

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HMS Victorious will be modernised under a new £560 million ($A1085m) contract following an agreement with Babcock. As one of the Vanguard Class submarines,...