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.
China’s state-run media touted the growing power of the PLA Navy’s nuclear submarine force in a series of articles that ran over the weekend. The article, which ran in a number of state-run publications, noted that China’s elite sub... Read Post
Russia's Typhoon class strategic nuclear-powered submarines will remain in service with the Navy until 2019, the Navy commander said on Friday. The world's largest Typhoon class submarines entered service with the Soviet Navy in the... Read Post
When the RAN is wrong. Rather than rehash, I have commented on this before. We need off the shelf subs. The number of subs we can field and have out to sea will always be small, which means; in our own immediate area. And, somebody ... Read Post