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ViewsAmerica by CartoonArts International for September 24, 2021

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    briangj2  2 months ago

    The current Australian Navy 6 Collins-class submarines are scheduled to cycle through a further Full Cycle Docking (FSD) activity and Life of Type Extension (LOTE) program until retirement in the 2040’s.

    In April 2016, Australia chose to build 12 Attack-class submarines (SSK) to replace the Collins class. The Attack class is based on the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A design (a diesel-electric variant of the Barracuda-class nuclear submarine under construction for the French Navy). The other competing options were the German Type 214 submarine (possibly building a variant), or the Japanese Sōryū-class submarine.

    The Australians have already spent about 2.4 billion AU dollars towards the Attack-class submarine. The projected total was expected to be about 90 billion AU dollars. The first boat was expected to be laid down in 2023.

    At least 8 (SSNK) boats are expected to be built under the new Australian-USA-UK agreement. Likely candidates would appear to be either Britain’s Astute-class attack submarine or the U.S. Virginia-class vessel. The cruise missiles for either boat should be Tomahawks.

    https://news.usni.org/2021/09/16/french-attack-boat-design-costs-opened-door-to-nuclear-australian-sub-says-expert

    https://www1.defence.gov.au/about/capability-acquisition-sustainment-group/our-structure/maritime/submarine/collinsclass

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2021/09/16/australia-details-its-nuclear-submarine-ambitions/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/24/australia-will-get-nuclear-powered-submarines-some-see-proliferation-threat/

    https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/astute/

    https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/nssn/

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    veteran43  2 months ago

    Only congress can mandate people be vaccinated. The President, Governors and mayors cannot order people to be vaccinated. They do not have the authority. That is a fact, not an opinion.

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