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27th Sep 2022, 05:47
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Posted By Going Boeing

This appears to be a continuation of the...

This appears to be a continuation of the discussions that the previous government had started. The intended outcome is the same as what Dutton had stated.
24th Sep 2022, 11:14
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Posted By Going Boeing

The US badly needs to expand the infrastructure...

The US badly needs to expand the infrastructure supporting their Navy - especially the submarine force. As the article states, they expect Australia to financially contribute to setting up this...
21st Sep 2022, 23:15
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Posted By Going Boeing

I totally agree. It would make sense (while the...

I totally agree. It would make sense (while the new SSNís are being built) to have a submarine, from the country that is selected, based at Fleet Base West for operations with some RAN personnel...
21st Sep 2022, 05:18
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Posted By Going Boeing

Are you stirring the pot again, Buster. The...

Are you stirring the pot again, Buster.

The ADF hasn’t had a good experience with French equipment, eg MH90, Tiger & they even prevented the RAAF from using the Mirage in Vietnam.

Political...
20th Sep 2022, 11:14
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Posted By Going Boeing

Your post has certainly given me food for...

Your post has certainly given me food for thought, ORAC. I hadn’t seriously considered the SSN(R) as an option as I thought that it was so far in the future that it would create a lengthy capability...
19th Sep 2022, 22:21
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Posted By Going Boeing

Thanks for your contribution, Boffin, you’ve...

Thanks for your contribution, Boffin, you’ve detailed the difficulties of submarine construction very well. It shows why Australia needs assistance in setting up the manufacturing and QA to make...
19th Sep 2022, 04:01
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Posted By Going Boeing

On your benchmark assumption, the Block 4 would...

On your benchmark assumption, the Block 4 would have been a better option, it has all the features of the Block 3 but has had a lot of systems redesigned to improve serviceability and reduce...
16th Sep 2022, 07:30
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

I respect your experience but I have the...

I respect your experience but I have the impression that the companies that support the Australian defence industry are better aligned and working together than they were in the past. There has been...
15th Sep 2022, 07:28
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

Whilst this doesnít fall directly under AUKUS, it...

Whilst this doesnít fall directly under AUKUS, it shows that Australia is acquiring the best technology to obtain an integrated and balanced force structure. These should integrate well with the...
12th Sep 2022, 04:56
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

The new Chief of Navy not concerned about Admiral...

The new Chief of Navy not concerned about Admiral Poppano’s comments.

SMH Submarine warning a bit of noise...
5th Sep 2022, 09:13
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Posted By Going Boeing

The only answer that Iíve heard is that the cost...

The only answer that Iíve heard is that the cost to redesign the bow to remove the ski jump from the original Spanish design was too prohibitive so they were built with them - even though they are of...
5th Sep 2022, 08:42
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Posted By Going Boeing

The SSN speculation continues with this article...

The SSN speculation continues with this article indicating that “off the shelf Astute’s are off the table”. The concept of a joint US-UK-AU follow-on SSN incorporating the SSN-X & SSN(R) programs has...
30th Aug 2022, 03:54
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Posted By Going Boeing

The design of the current Canberra class ships...

The design of the current Canberra class ships has been modified to maximise their amphibious capabilities so they have limited aircraft/helicopter storage and aviation fuel. To operate F-35Bís, a...
24th Aug 2022, 04:11
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Posted By Going Boeing

My understanding is that the military planners...

My understanding is that the military planners believe that the best use of the available defence funds is to plan to strike the enemy before they land anywhere along our vast coastline &, if they do...
24th Aug 2022, 00:51
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

My read of the recent acceleration of orders for...

My read of the recent acceleration of orders for long range missiles (JASSM-ER & LRASM) is a way of substituting for the lack of carrier based aviation. For the RAN to build carrier capability would...
15th Aug 2022, 01:17
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Posted By Going Boeing

The PR efforts have started, there will be a lot...

The PR efforts have started, there will be a lot more of this.

PR video supporting RAN acquisition of nuclear powered submarines
22nd Jul 2022, 09:54
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Posted By Going Boeing

Thatís not what they are telling Congress, the...

Thatís not what they are telling Congress, the fact that construction of the Columbia class SSBN has absolute priority over every other military program has meant that most of the skilled workers at...
18th Jul 2022, 11:41
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Posted By Going Boeing

Andrew Hastie may have a military background but,...

Andrew Hastie may have a military background but, he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.

The PWR2 reactor doesn’t meet modern safety requirements & the PWR3 is reported as not being able to be...
27th Jun 2022, 03:37
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

More positive signs from a senior USN advisor. ...

More positive signs from a senior USN advisor.

https://news.yahoo.com/us-helping-australia-stand-nuclear-093100591.html
25th Jun 2022, 07:14
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

As per this article. It certainly shows that the...

As per this article. It certainly shows that the USN and US Government are fully behind this project so I donít think there will be any political factors blocking this project.
...
1st Jun 2022, 01:52
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

I totally agree. Developing a “Son of...

I totally agree.

Developing a “Son of Collins” would divert resources and funds from the SSN program so it makes sense to augment the Collins with high capability UUV’s with much lower acquisition...
1st Jun 2022, 01:48
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

There are so many factors involved with the...

There are so many factors involved with the selection and subsequent construction of the RANís SSNís, one of them is what steel is to be used in the pressure hull. Obviously, strength is the primary...
29th May 2022, 21:58
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

The ďtrack-abilityĒ of SSNís has got...

The ďtrack-abilityĒ of SSNís has got significantly more difficult with modern reactors that use convective cooling which means the coolant pumps only operate when high power/speed is required. The...
7th May 2022, 08:19
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

The founder of the company is Palmer Luckey who...

The founder of the company is Palmer Luckey who developed Oculus Rift, one of the first VR sets. This decision by the ADF mirrors the Ghost Bat/Loyal Wingman program. It’s a smaller agile company...
6th Apr 2022, 01:48
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

This is why I hope the RAN selects the Virginia...

This is why I hope the RAN selects the Virginia class SSN as its Virginia Payload Tubes will be capable of storing/launching 3 hypersonic missiles in each tube.

I believe the Astute class would...
5th Apr 2022, 22:01
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

The technology to get Scramjet engines running...

The technology to get Scramjet engines running was developed by the University of Queensland which was further developed by DARPA. Also, an Australian company has now designed a Scramjet engine that...
4th Apr 2022, 13:13
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Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

Worth watching! Nuclear Powered Submarines...

Worth watching!

Nuclear Powered Submarines and other AUKUS Technologies - Capt Chris Skinner
25th Mar 2022, 08:28
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

Despite a lot of ďexpertsĒ saying that it is...

Despite a lot of ďexpertsĒ saying that it is unlikely for the nuclear powered submarines to be built in Australia, the Federal Government seems determined and is pushing ahead with significant...
8th Mar 2022, 20:48
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

I donít think the Barrier Reef would affect...

I donít think the Barrier Reef would affect operations out of Brisbane as it ends further North.

The advantage of a Brisbane base (compared to Sydney or Port Kembla) is that it would mean 4...
6th Mar 2022, 16:59
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

It looks like the decision on which submarine and...

It looks like the decision on which submarine and where it will be built will be announced before the next Australian Federal election is called.

Defence Minister Peter Dutton says AUKUS subs deal...
12th Feb 2022, 12:26
Replies: 80
Views: 20,465
Posted By Going Boeing

Norway is also very unhappy with NHI, threatens...

Norway is also very unhappy with NHI, threatens to cancel the order.

Norway NH90...
11th Feb 2022, 21:46
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

Good points N_a_B. This is the Government...

Good points N_a_B.

This is the Government position on the disposal UK Nuclear Submarine disposal (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/submarine-dismantling-project)

...
11th Feb 2022, 05:48
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

The Brits are finally starting on the dismantling...

The Brits are finally starting on the dismantling of their nuclear submarines that have been stored for many years at Devonport. The work will be done at the Peel Ports Inchgreen Dry Dock, west of...
10th Feb 2022, 00:06
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

It’s claimed that the Collins class submarines...

It’s claimed that the Collins class submarines are constructed of a lighter, yet stronger steel than the HY100 steel used in the Virginia class. It’s also easier to weld and has better blast...
23rd Jan 2022, 02:23
Replies: 1,081
Views: 211,502
Posted By Going Boeing

That’s also my understanding. I did read one...

That’s also my understanding.

I did read one article that said the PWR3 cannot be downsized to fit into the Astute’s hull - if that’s the case, then I can’t see any more Astutes being built.
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