- Jun 12, 2021
One hopes so, but he is once of the well informed journalists in the area. And it would be par for the course from our defence decision makers - our conventional sub fleet has already been effed up, with our sub fleet expected to dwindle down to the same/similar number as the Paxis.I hope it is a false information. There couldn't be anything worse than such negligence.
At the end of the day having a sizeable fleet of nuke subs will require a commitment to spend serious amounts of money over decades, the Aussies are showing this commitment (easily $50B+) in the face of the Chinese challenge, while we are simply not. The consequence will be that in a few decades time they will have more SSNs ("at least 8" per the statement, making it the 4th largest SSN fleet) than IN and consequently the projection power in IOR.