Australia has lowered the requirements for its next class of submarines, cutting the risk and cost of a program that could carry a good deal of both. The speed, range and endurance of the submarines will be similar to those of the current Collins-class subs that they will replace, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute reports, citing conference presentations by two top program officials. Australia’s 2009 defense white paper, which first set out the program for 12 submarines, ...
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