Australian news, and some related international items

South Australia’s naval defence interests aiming for nuclear submarines, eventually?

Dan Monceaux Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, 8 September 2017.

Naval defence interests (including ADF, ASC, DCNS, Thales) in the Port Adelaide area are expanding their presences as Australia’s Future Submarine Program advances. DCNS was awarded the contract in April 2016. The Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A was the chosen design.

The French fleet of Barracuda class submarines is being fitted with nuclear propulsion, provided by Areva. The Australian build is expected to use diesel propulsion, but the prospect of a hybrid (some diesel propelled, some nuclear) has been speculated upon.

September 11, 2017 - Posted by | South Australia, weapons and war

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