New Submarines For Australia – Prime Minister Turnbull’s New Subs In 50 years. Russia gets Theirs In Five Years

Posted on Sat 11/05/2016 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says we must wait 15 years to get the first of the 12 new subs he’s ordered, and 50 years for the last one to be delivered.

Photo: A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design released as part of the DCNS pitch. (Supplied: DCNS)

Photo: A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design released as part of the DCNS pitch. (Supplied: DCNS)

Russia has just ordered six news subs to be delivered within five years. More evidence we’ve got a dud deal.

In September, the Russian Defense Ministry and the Admiralty Shipyards signed a contract on the construction of six additional Varshavyanka-class submarines by 2021.

The Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) is an improved version of Kilo-class submarines that features advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and the ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets…

The vessels, carrying crews of 52, have a top underwater speed of 20 knots and a cruising range of 400 miles (electric propulsion), with the ability to patrol for 45 days.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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