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Government announces 100% increase in submarine capability


1st May 2009

A MORE POTENT AND CAPABLE SUBMARINE FLEET The 2009 Defence White Paper sets out a new capability direction with a significant focus on enhancing our maritime capabilities for the 21st century, the Minister for Defence, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP announced today. In recognition of the importance of Australia’s maritime approaches and trade routes to the security and prosperity of the nation, the Government has decided to make a substantial investment to double the Navy’s current submarine fleet. Go to this link to read more. click here to go to DWP Submarine release website


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