Author: Submarines for Australia

June 13, 2021
Minimising Australia's submarine capability gap

Perhaps the biggest concern about the present situation with Australia’s future submarine program is the acute and growing probability of a capability gap. The first of the French ATTACK class submarines is not scheduled to enter service until 2035, but as a high risk, developmental design, it will almost inevitably be delayed. At the same […]

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October 31, 2020
Submission to Senate inquiry into naval shipbuilding

July 2020 and October 2020 In July 2020, Submarines for Australia made a Submission to the inquiry by the Senate Economics Reference Committee into Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding industry. A major theme of the Submissions was that while the government’s Defence Strategic Review and Force Structure Plan, published on 1 July 2020, provided a significant […]

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November 25, 2019
Submission to the ANAO

Submarines for Australia made a detailed Submission to the Australian National Audit Office to inform its review of the SEA 1000 future submarine program. The Submission states that the government decision to eliminate competition while no more than an early concept design of the Attack class submarines existed had gifted a valuable monopoly position to the French […]

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November 20, 2019
Nuclear energy submission

A Parliamentary committee is currently examining whether there is a future role for nuclear energy in Australia. Submarines for Australia made a submission to the Inquiry (attached) that was accepted by the Committee at the end of September. The Australian government has operated a nuclear reactor for research purposes for many years. The reactor, which […]

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