Firstly, just a bit of tidying up around the ADEX show. Then a quick word about the situation following the Hamas October 7 terrorist attack on Israel.
Following that, a contrast between two approaches to developing a submarine-building ecosystem. Australia and South Korea both started down the same path in the mid-1980s – and very importantly, with similar Defence budgets. Korea now has 22 submarines of three different generations – with the latest arguably the most advanced in the world. Australia has six ageing Collins class – so which country has got it right?
Finally another quick word on the need to dispose of nuclear submarines in Australia – who says we have to? Why? Where is the international rulebook on nuclear submarine disposal that mandates the country buying them also has to get rid of them? It’s just made up nonsense.