By announcing the launch of 60 Defense technology programs, does the Australian Prime Minister want to drown the submarine?

To say that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison would be in a difficult position would be an understatement. Indeed, not only does he find himself entangled in the consequences of his dangerous arbitrations in terms of submarines, having chosen to slam the door in France's face to respond to the American and British sirens promising him a fleet of nuclear attack submarines without first assessing the feasibility and the geopolitical, operational and budgetary consequences, but he finds himself, with his Liberal Party, far behind the Labor opposition in the opinion polls, while same as the next electoral deadline, the federal (legislative) elections…

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The US Navy must extend the life of its submarines to face China

The US Navy may have the largest nuclear submarine fleet and the most efficient industry in the world in this field, to face China, it lacks ships. Indeed, despite the 53 nuclear attack submarines of the Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia class in service, it is barely on par with the 6 SNA class Shang (Type 09III/A), and the 44 submarines with conventional propulsion of the Song (14 units), Improved Kilo (8+2 units) and Yuan (18 units equipped with anaerobic propulsion) class. In addition, the Chinese fleet has many operational assets in the event of a confrontation with…

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The new ambitions of European Structured Permanent Cooperation

The Permanent Structured European Cooperation, or PESCO, is undeniably one of the major advances obtained in the field of Defense within the European Union. Launched in December 2017, it allows European industrialists and political actors to cooperate to develop new programs, whether purely technological or industrial, with the aim of avoiding the multiplication of similar programs within the European Union, and therefore expenditure deemed irrelevant because it is redundant between members. The first list of projects was presented on March 6, 2018, and focused above all on support programs, in the field of training, simulation,…

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Greece, Belgium .. These countries which show the way for Defense Europe

Since the resurgence of the concept of European defense following the election of President Macron in 2017 and the start of an active but oh so chaotic cooperation with Berlin, the progress recorded in the field has been mixed. At the European level, there is now no longer any doubt that the Permanent Structured Cooperation, or PESCO, represents an effective format for supporting this European cooperation, and the latest version of projects presented on November 16, 2021, marks in this respect a clear shift towards technological and industrial cooperation focused on operational objectives and shortened schedules, in accordance with the needs of the armies. In the field…

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