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Navy Faces Major Submarine Gap, Says Think-Tank Report

April 20 2012


The delay in procuring new submarines could leave the Australian navy without a sub capability for nearly a decade, reports the Australian, citing the findings of a new study.

The report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute condemns the lack of progress by the government in implementing a pledge in the 2009 defense white paper to build a fleet of new boats to replace the Collins-class submarines.

The institute is a government-funded think tank.

Current plans will...

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