Australia should buy advanced diesel-electric submarines that can operate submerged for weeks instead of spending $100 billion on nuclear submarines.
The new pact between the US, UK, and Australia to share nuclear-powered submarine technology is certainly momentous but also high risk and provocative at so many levels.
Advanced off-the-shelf diesel-electric submarines can operate fully submerged for weeks – there is no need for an expensive bespoke Australian submarine.
The 20-year mission in Afghanistan was a failure, the war on terror unwinnable, and the Middle East remains volatile at great cost to its people.
Australia should buy long-range anti-ship missiles instead of more tanks. Tanks are a bad way to defend Australia.
According to the ABC the off-the-shelf TKMS Type 214 submarine is being considered as an “interim solution” while we wait for the bespoke Attack Class submarine. That would be welcome – a rare case of common-sense breaking out! Like the Scorpène we have …
Our defence plan is affordable, coherent, and practical. It would shift the ADF focus from fighting wars far from our shores to countering the actual threats Australia now faces. Australia …
A strong and independent defence force that costs $100 billion less than the government’s plan – and does not include nuclear submarines.