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Friday, June 12, 2015

Decision on whether new submarines will be built in Adelaide unlikely before next year

Collins class SSKSouth Australia’s defence industry will probably have to wait until next year to find out if the Future Submarines will be built in Adelaide.

But the Federal Government will reveal within weeks how much future naval shipbuilding work could be available to the state under a “continuous build strategy”.

The deteriorating labour market has led to increased pressure on the Federal Government to deliver on its pre-election promise to build 12 submarines in Adelaide.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous13/6/15 10:58

    Consecutive Australian governments have been placed in an impossible dilemma.To produce large conventional submarines with the speed, endurance, stealth and striking capabilities of a nuclear boat such as the US Virginia class submarine. The tyranny of distance Australian subs need to negotiate unseen by satellites mean that snorkelling renders any conventional boat vulnerable and obsolete. The wrong minded, delusional compulsion to avoid the perfect solution to Australia's needs, that being the Virginia Class Nuclear boats, is beyond foolish. The Australian public's opposition to all things nuclear - including the Virginia Class, proven and perfectly suited to our needs, dictates that their democratically elected governments must gamble everything on orphan class boats that cannot compete with enemy nuclear vessels.

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