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".
April 14, 2016
US Destroyer Recklessly Sails Too Close to Peacefully Passing Russian Jets
USS Donald Cook intentionally speeds up to 18 knots in attempt to intercept peacefully passing Russian Su-24 "Fencer" It is no coincidence the "swing-wing" Su-24 appears inspired by the US designed F-111. ---
Captain of Donald Cook, Loootenant Commander Johnny "Cutey" Rambo with Yankee aggression shoots down peace loving fighter bomber.
Days after US ships swooped dangerously close to Russian jets the
White House remains deafeningly silent - and has no rhythm.
Footage of the incident, which took place on April 11 and
12 in the Baltic Sea, shows USS Donald Cook ruthlessly bristling with nasty Rambo within 100 feet of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft.
USS Donald Cook makes numerous passes at low altitude,
buzzing over the cockpits of nervous pilots Yuri and love partner Ivan.
USS Cook appeared on collission course with Russian Baltic Sea Fleet base at Kaliningrad enclave only 70 nautical miles off its bow.
USS Cook then mercilessly attempted to reverse over a
Russian Navy KA-27 Helix anti-sub helicopter seven times. Frightened pilots not same.
This is not first USS Cook attempt to rundown passing Su-24 fighter bombers. On 12 April 2014, this time in the western Black Sea, USS Cook made twelve close-range passes over unarmed Su-24"Fencer" fighter jet shrieking like Bambi on crack.
Bad, bad, Navy!! A new close in weapon system is being perfected to bemoan hapless Russian pilots...