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Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
June 10, 2016
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
Rapid technological changes in underwater warfare may make the submarine as we know it obsolete by the 2040s.
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
The Deceptively Simple Reason Australia Picked the Shortfin <em>Barracuda</em>
May 02, 2016
The Deceptively Simple Reason Australia Picked the Shortfin Barracuda
Did Australia go with DCNS to keep the SSN option open?
The Deceptively Simple Reason Australia Picked the Shortfin Barracuda
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
April 27, 2016
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
How did the onetime frontrunner fail in its bid to build Australia’s next-generation submarine?
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
It's Official: France's DCNS Wins Australia's $50 Billion Future Submarine Contract
April 26, 2016
It's Official: France's DCNS Wins Australia's $50 Billion Future Submarine Contract
DCNS' conventional Barracuda-class variant beat out Japan's Soryu-class and Germany's Type 216.
It's Official: France's DCNS Wins Australia's $50 Billion Future Submarine Contract
HMAS <em>Canberra</em> to the Rescue in Fiji
February 29, 2016
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
HMAS Canberra highlights Australia's ability to contribute to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief in the Pacific.
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
October 20, 2015
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
Australia has some impressive naval hardware. How will it put these ships to work?
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
Could Saab Upgrade Australia’s <em>Collins</em>-class Submarine as a Stopgap Measure?
October 14, 2015
Could Saab Upgrade Australia’s Collins-class Submarine as a Stopgap Measure?
The Swedish company Saab Kockums offers to upgrade Australia’s subs while Canberra decides who will replace them. Is it worth it?
Could Saab Upgrade Australia’s Collins-class Submarine as a Stopgap Measure?
A First: Japan Will Share Classified Submarine Technical Data With Australia
May 07, 2015
A First: Japan Will Share Classified Submarine Technical Data With Australia
Japan will grant Australia access to classified data regarding the performance of its Soryu-class subs.
A First: Japan Will Share Classified Submarine Technical Data With Australia
Australia's Botched Sub Bidding Process Upsets Sweden
March 16, 2015
Australia's Botched Sub Bidding Process Upsets Sweden
A letter outlines why Sweden feels snubbed for not having been invited to bid for Canberra's new submarine fleet.
Australia's Botched Sub Bidding Process Upsets Sweden
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
August 22, 2014
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Australia's new Landing-Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships will be a game changer for its ability to project force.
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Engaging Myanmar’s Navy
February 07, 2014
Engaging Myanmar’s Navy
While the critics watch ties with the country’s army, foreign navies are stepping up their maritime engagement.
Engaging Myanmar’s Navy
Australia's Submarine Folly
May 04, 2013
Australia's Submarine Folly
Australia’s Defense White Paper 2013 seems to kill the idea of acquiring nuclear subs. That could be a mistake.
Australia's Submarine Folly
Can Military Diplomacy Keep the Peace in 2013?
January 05, 2013
Can Military Diplomacy Keep the Peace in 2013?
Military exercises between various powers in the Asia-Pacific has clear — but limited — benefits.
Can Military Diplomacy Keep the Peace in 2013?
Australia's Nuclear Sub Option
October 26, 2012
Australia's Nuclear Sub Option
Australia is planning to build a new generation of submarines. The best option: lease America’s prized nuclear submarines.
Australia's Nuclear Sub Option
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