In a joint press conference this morning, AU PM Scott Morrison, UK PM Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden announced the acquisition of SSN and domestic nuclear manufacturing capability to replace our 6 SSK. This will substitute the previously programmed 12 “shortfin barracuda” SSNK (denuclearised barracuda SSN).
This is a massive change for Australia.
ABC news story
So far the reports are all saying the same thing.
I'm interested how good K21 would be as a torch in engagements against North Korean armour with such a lot composites in a structure.
versus 12.7 mm APM2, Em of 1.23-1.62