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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Australia Favored Foreign Submarines

HMAS Waller (SSG 75)The Australian Government was in favour that most submarine building would be done overseas, says a report in ABC.

Cabinet’s national security committee last October favoured Australia’s new submarine fleet being mostly constructed overseas with the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) having only limited work, according to the ABC’s Four Corners.

The program was told this “by sources intimately involved with the project”. The submarines became an issue for Tony Abbott in the run up to the unsuccessful motion to spill the leadership, when he was forced to make promises about the involvement of the South Australian industry.

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