Australian Minister: Assistance from allies crucial in building future submarines
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  • Australia’s Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, Greg Combet stated that his county would require assistance from allies to build submarines in the future. Currently, Australia has six Collins-class submarines, which are to be replaced by 12 “next generation submarines with greater range, longer endurance on patrol and expanded capabilities,” requirements spelt out in the Defence White Paper released in May 2009.1

    • 1. Julian Kerr, “Australia required help for future submarines,” Jane’s Defence Weekly, November 5, 2009.