Australia’s Future Submarine

March 10, 2020
Collins class submarines with the Los Angeles class attack submarine, USS Santa Fe – photo licenced from Alamy

Do we need a Plan B?

This major report, commissioned by Submarines for Australia, shows that Australia’s Future Submarine (FSM) project is extravagantly expensive, highly risky and, in an era of heightened tensions in the Indo Pacific, could compromise the future defence of Australia. It also proposes a Plan B risk mitigation strategy that should be considered very carefully by the government.

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