Submarine Matters provides an expanding database on submarines worldwide. Australia should contract in 2016 to only buy a batch of 6 Shortfins - then, in the 2030s, decide whether to buy: 6 more Shortfins or 6 Barracuda SSNs or 4 Virginia SSNs. With increasing numbers of Chinese, Russian and Indian SSNs in Australia's region Australia's Shortfins cannot attain any 2016 Defence White Paper goal of being "regionally superior". Australia would need to buy SSNs to be "superior".
July 30, 2015
Where is Reunion island? Right here. Maybe part of MH370 found.
Image courtesy CBC. Canada's CBC reports, July 29-30, 2015. A 2 meter piece of wreckage was found on Wednesday-Thursday, July 29-30, washed up in the town of Saint-André on the northeast coast of the French island of Reunion. It may be part of a wing of a Boeing 777 jet, the same kind of plane as MH370, but this is not confirmed. Réunion(French:La Réunion) is aFrenchisland
with a population of 845,000 inhabitants located in
theIndian Ocean, east ofMadagascar.
Reunion island - capital is Saint-Denis in center of map.
Water's edge by town of Saint-Andre (above) northeast Reunion island. (Map courtesy Agence France Press (AFP))
Police (gendarmes) carrying two meter piece of an aircraft - possibly from MH370. (Photo courtesy UK Telegraph)
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