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Problems Leave Subs Unavailable For Operational Missions

June 10 2011


The Australian navy cannot realistically deploy any of its six Collins-class submarines, reports the Australian.

The navy is said to have deferred major scheduled maintenance work on its most seaworthy sub, HMAS Waller, in an effort to make at least one sub available in the near future.

While the navy claims that Waller and Dechaineux are operational, sources told the paper that neither could be put to sea because they are undergoing detailed inspections for mechanical...

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