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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 9:06 p.m. PST

… submarines, the 29SS


"Apparently, Japan has commenced research, design and development for the successor to its Soryu-class attack submarines, which entered service in 2009. This new class, based on the Soryu-class is designated as 29SS submarine design…"

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Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse05 Jul 2019 9:28 p.m. PST

Australia should have bought Soryu but instead, inexplicably, we decided to convert a French nuclear boat into a conventional one. We won't have our first vessel until like 2030 and the last of 8 due circa 2050 I think? We can't even crew and operate 2 Collins right now anyway…what a joke for a nation surrounded by sea.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Those Japanese boats do look very nice, and capable.

It'll be interesting to see how this works out.

Wish we'd buy a few.

Does seem a bit daft to try to adapt a nuke boat to a conventional design, especially when there is such a perfectly good, proven option already available from Japan.

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