Age of the Dragon

Nuclear-powered submarines will cause Australia's naval strength to surge

Bradley Perrett
By Bradley Perrett
Updated September 17 2021 - 1:23am, first published September 16 2021 - 9:04am
A communications sailor on HMAS Collins, one of Australia's diesel submarines currently in service. Picture: Department of Defence

Nuclear submarines will transform the capability of the Royal Australian Navy. Each has several times the combat effectiveness of the Collins-class diesel submarines we now have.

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Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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