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The threat of no submarines - 09/26/2013
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According to a long-submerged report by the Defence Materiel Organisation, the navy's Collins-class submarines are so riddled with faults there is a high to extreme risk they will be retired before replacements can be built; the Royal Australian Navy's six submarines are becoming heavier, noisier and hotter. Reports by The Australian's Cameron Stewart suggest the nation could be undefended by submarines for a long period during the next decade. It does the previous Labor government no credit that last year's DMO report was never released. Former defence minister Stephen Smith cherry-picked its contents, announcing last December the DMO found "no single technical issue would fundamentally prevent" the vessels achieving their indicative service life - neglecting to say the DMO identified 68 major systems that posed risks to the submarines ever achieving their life expectancy (from 2024 to 2031) or an extension of seven years. Read more



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