Opinion – Sinking $50b into antiquity

Ross Eastgate – 2 August 2018

AUSTRALIA’S first submarines were British designed and built E Class boats.in 1911 and delivered in 2014. Australia’s future submarine fleet, decades away from introduction into service will rely on the same propulsion technology as the RAN’s original boats. Because, apparently, boffins somewhere deep in Canberra’s bowels are concerned the RAN won’t be capable of dealing with multiple new technologies simultaneously.
In 15 years when these boats eventually enter service, leadacid batteries are likely to be as technologically relevant as dial telephones…

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  1. Colin "Tiny" Russell says:

    Its times like this I remember why I choose to retire from the defence force and enter the private sector

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