More details on Australia's new nuclear submarine program

The Australian authorities gave more information about the ambition of the new program aimed at equipping the Royal Australian Navy with nuclear attack submarines. And clearly, Canberra has learned nothing from its past failures, including those around the SEA 1000 program. Indeed, according to statements from the country's authorities, the new submersibles will all be assembled in South Australia. , in Osborne, thus reproducing one of the reasons for the many difficulties encountered during the previous program, since it will be necessary to establish from scratch an entirely new supply chain and infrastructure to achieve this. The submarine model...

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Is Naval Group's Australian Contract Cancellation really a surprise?

Amid the outcry of stunned statements crying Anglo-Saxon surprise and treachery over the cancellation of the contract to design and locally build 12 conventionally powered Shortfin Barracuda submarines in Australia, a dissonant statement came almost unnoticed, although it carries with it an undeniable legitimacy and sincerity. According to Vincent Hurel, secretary general of the CGT Naval Group in Cherbourg, the disappointment is only "moderate", insofar as "the risk was known". And indeed, for those who followed the progress of this program in the antipodes, the prospects for this contract had been severely degraded for a few months, and...

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In Australia, Joe Biden opens a very dangerous Pandora's box

Since the confirmation of the cancellation of the contract for the acquisition of 12 conventionally powered Shortfin Barracuda submarines designed by the French Naval Group, and the integration of Canberra into a tripartite alliance with the United States and Great Britain Britain including, among other things, the sale of American nuclear attack submarines, the defense community is in turmoil, especially in France. "Stabbing", "Treason"... the qualifiers are not lacking concerning the substance, but also the form with which this decision was made public, seriously damaging the international image of the French military naval industry for many many years. On the other hand, very few, including among…

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Will Australia cancel contract for 12 Naval Group Shortfin Barracuda submarines?

The information has the effect of a bomb, and has yet to be confirmed by official channels. But according to the site abc.net.au, the Australian government has taken the decision to cancel the contract awarded to the French Naval Group for the design and local construction of 12 conventionally powered Shortfin Barracuda submarines. According to the site, Canberra has indeed decided to develop nuclear-powered submarines to replace its Swedish-built Collins-class submarines, relying on an American-British partnership in this area for transfers of technology. This would certainly be news with serious consequences for the French shipbuilder who had…

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Australia and USA advance design of hypersonic cruise missile

To date, there are three technological approaches to designing a hypersonic missile. The first relies on a missile following a semi-ballistic trajectory, and having enough fuel to maintain its speed until impact. This is the case of the Kh47M2 Kinzhal, an airborne missile derived from the Iskander short-range ballistic missile, which saves the precious fuel necessary for the hypersonic race thanks to the Mig-31K or Tu-22M3 launcher. The second approach is that of the hypersonic glider, a projectile designed to maintain hypersonic speed and maneuverability throughout the descent phase after being brought to very high altitude and…

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Hobart, Type 52D, Sejong the Great: Modern Destroyers - Part 1

Heirs to the destroyers that appeared at the end of the 19th century to fight against the torpedo boats that threatened large ships of the line such as cruisers and later battleships, the modern destroyer is an imposing surface combat ship, often more of 7000 tons, equipped with a powerful armament, a great versatility, and capable of escorting major units such as aircraft carriers as well as conducting land strikes or interdiction missions. If the classification remains vague and unsystematic with on the one hand the lighter and more specialized frigates, and on the other hand the heavier cruisers and able to…

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The Australian Army urgently deactivates its Israeli-born battlefield management system

In 2010, as part of the LAND 75 and LAND 125 programs, the Australian Army had selected the Israeli Elbit to provide its Battle Management System or BMS, allowing to digitize the static and dynamic information of the field of battle and thus greatly improve the conduct of military operations. The system, including in particular a certain number of kits to equip command vehicles, combat vehicles and infantry personnel, was gradually deployed in the years that followed, in order to overcome certain weaknesses noted in particular during deployments in Afghanistan. From 2019, however, questions and doubts…

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The Australian Armies are also bracing for the worst in the years to come over Taiwan

A few weeks ago, Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the American forces deployed in the Pacific, publicly considered that from now on, it was to be expected that Beijing would begin military action with a view to taking Taiwan by force, and this by 2027. According to the American general officer, the People's Liberation Army will indeed have the necessary military means to accomplish this mission in the next few years, thanks to a specific global effort by the Chinese authorities to achieve it. Obviously, the Australian armies share the same concerns, and have begun strategic thinking, as well as exercises, to deal with them. Thus, the…

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Is the contract for 12 Australian submarines awarded to Naval Group threatened?

For nearly 2 years, part of the Australian press close to the opposition Labor party has been waging a merciless war against the contract won by the French Naval Group to design and build 12 Shortfin Barracuda type submarines on site, a version conventionally powered Barracuda model of the new class of Suffren nuclear attack submarines which will enter service in the coming months with the French Navy. Supported by the Swedish Saab-Kockums, which had built the 6 Collins-class submarines currently in service and which hopes to benefit from a possible derailment of this contract, this hidden war...

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Does the withdrawal of the Australian ARH Tigers represent an opportunity for the ALAT?

On January 15, Canberra announced the victory of the American AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter to replace the European Tiger ARH helicopter fleet by 2025. This decision, we are all eagerly awaited, puts an end to a most tense collaboration between the army and the Australian authorities and Airbus Helicopters, the Australian Tigers having never achieved the operational objectives set by the initial contract. Australia plans to acquire 29 AH-64Es to replace its 22 Tigers, under a project designated Land 4503 worth $3,4 billion, including aircraft, a stock of parts, ammunition and simulators, as well as training and maintenance items.…

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