Australian Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    sounds "very similar" to Nov 15, 2018
     
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    dated 12 April 2019,
    Australia could lose the next war https://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/australia-could-lose-the-next-war
     
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    oops,
    Cultural clashes dividing French, Australian officials working on $50 billion 'attack class' submarine program https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04...shes-lunch-meeting-times-naval-group/11049748
     
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    $50 billion deal

    Imagine that

    Plus French sold LHD to Egypt

    They are good at naval exports of big ticket items
     
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    You mean the US taxpayer bought Egypt a pair of LHDs after the French broke their contract with the Russians and got stuck with them.

    Still think the Aussies should have gone with the Japanese boats, but good luck to them.
     
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    Yeah I also think the Japanese submarines would have made much more sense for Australia. It was one of those WTF moments to me.
    Is there some kind of anti-Japanese bias or something in Australia? The Japanese submarines would have been ideal, while in this case the French will have to basically custom design a submarine for them. It is not that they can't do it, but necessarily it will be expensive and take substantial time.

    With regards to summer vacations, given Australia is in the southern hemisphere, it makes sense people there don't do their vacations at the same time.
     
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    US pressure resulted in France breaking the contract only right they should pay
     
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    This reads like Monty python.
    This can't be serious.
     
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    I have no doubt these issues are real and will eventually result in an overbudget and behind schedule program. History is just repeating as with the AWD project. As the saying goes :The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history". I remember one of the reason given why the AWD project had so many issues was because the manuals were written in Spanish. History already tells us the Aussies cannot build boats at competitive best practice. It is a jobs program driven by politics.
     
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