A couple of notes to keep our conversation about the 'military numbers game' ticking along.
The first is to say that ASPI has entered the submarine debate with a new Strategic Insights paper, 'Mind the Gap: Getting serious About Submarines'. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it seems to come down pretty hard on the idea that the Government can have both a bespoke, domestically-produced new submarine design and a doubling of the overall fleet.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, of... Read Post
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evide... Read Post