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Collins class replacement…a Japanese design?

If you had access to a senior Japanese naval officer involved in the Japanese submarine fleet, what questions would you ask about the Soryu class boats as potential replacements for the Collins class?

2 THOUGHTS ON "Collins class replacement…a Japanese design?"

  1. Austin Taylor on January 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm said:

    1. How can you guarantee whole of life support and access to future developments for the air Indep propulsion system you licence from, I recall the Swedes?

    2. What experience do you have in building and supporting sales to third parties, especially, in English and converting things to imperial for US integration.
    3. What stealth experience do you have, including development

    4. Who carries the can when your costs exceed budget and it’s over time

  2. Andrew Smith on January 19, 2015 at 2:26 am said:

    1. How would you assess the cost and technical risk of increasing the range/endurance of the existing Soryu boat to match that of the current Collins?
    2. How would you assess the cost and technical risk of integrating a new combat system into the Soryu, as Australia is likely to require?

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