Tag Archives: Richard Marles

Wittman: Australian Sailors Should be Underway on U.S. Submarines Now

Wittman: Australian Sailors Should be Underway on U.S. Submarines Now

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives alongside during a logistics port visit of Hobart, Tasmania, on April 1, 2021. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Australia needs its officers and sailors to learn how to operate American submarines now instead of waiting for construction on the country’s first nuclear submarine, the ranking Republican on a key congressional committee said Tuesday. Read More

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Sailors assigned to the Australian navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) prepare to receive hotel services and supplies during a bilateral training event with the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Sept. 13, 2019. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Australian government is set to announce the design for its first nuclear submarine in the first quarter of 2023, its deputy prime minister and defense minister said Thursday. Read More

Australia Developing New Defense Strategy in Response to China, Says Deputy Prime Minister

Australia Developing New Defense Strategy in Response to China, Says Deputy Prime Minister

Ship’s Company of HMAS Canberra prepare to pass lines as the ship sails into Townsville, Queensland on June 2, 2022. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Australia is developing long-range strike weapons, remains intent on building a nuclear-powered submarine force and is ramping up its area access denial capabilities in cooperation with the United States as it watches China “trying to shape the world around us,” its deputy prime minister said. Read More