Australian Navy’s $ 2.5 million for the construction of new submarine
Australian Navy’s Collins-class conventional submarines active
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation February 24, 2009 reported plans to invest in Australia’s largest defense procurement project to date. Defense White Paper has now passed $ 25 billion allocated for the construction of a new submarine fleet, to replace “Collins” class submarines.
new quieter submarines, underwater longer, also may have other additional features. Although the reduction of the budget, but the Australian Prime Minister continues to enhance the idea of ??sea power was adopted.
2009 年 4 月 forthcoming White Paper will be clear in the next 10 years, Australia will be major expansion of the naval forces, and cancel the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter that Australia’s biggest procurement projects. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said that the project may cost in the entire lifetime could reach $ 35 billion.
the size of Australia’s submarine fleet from the current six, “Collins’ class submarines doubled. Although the submarine project has been retained, but because of the overall budget has been reduced, so until the White Paper was published only after purchase in order to pay the cost of the submarine which projects have been canceled. The first submarine is expected to be commissioned by 2025. (China Research Institute of Shipbuilding Technology and Economy in the red)