July 8, 2016

Special SubMatt Shipbuilding Report to Donors on July 13, 2016


I shall be emailing the second special Submarine Matters Report to Donors on Wednesday July 13, 2016.

My thanks to Donors who have already donated the $50 (per year).

I invite New Donors to donate, by: 

1. going to the right sidebar of Submarine Matters at http://gentleseas.blogspot.com.au/   

2. then clicking on the Donate button which allows payment through the Paypal system.

I shall email the Report (a 1,000 word Word Attachment) to Donors' email addresses.

The topic this month is Implications of Australia's Election Result on the Shipbuilding Industry:

This includes the Collins maintenance-upgrades and Future Submarines (including Combat System), OCVs, Future Frigates and Patrol Boats.

Questions that will be addressed include:

1.  How will the new MP and new Senator changes effect the volume and type of Shipbuilding
     work in the different Australian States?

2.  How might a new Prime Minister and new Defence Minister effect shipbuilding work?

3.  How will a lower Defence Budget and lower than hoped for revenue base effect shipbuilding?

If a Donor would like to suggest a Report on a new topic (for August onwards) please email me to discuss it.



1 comment:

Peter Coates said...

I've managed to lose a question from a commenter on whether the DCNS Shortfin can move witha task force built around Australia's new Canberra Class LHDs. The answer appears to be generally yes.

Locking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra-class_landing_helicopter_dock right sidebar at "Speed": The LHD speed's of:

"Over 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) maximum
19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) full-load sustained
15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) economical"

...mean that the LHD's "economical" cruising speed of 15 knots this is only a knot or two higher than the expected upper end snorting speed of a Shortfin.