Monthly Archives: October 2021

Comments from the Taskforce Chief

A formation from Air Force of an E-7A Wedgetail, three F/A-18A Hornets, and an EA-18G Growler from fly over a Navy task group of HMA Ships Canberra, Hobart, Stuart, Arunta and Sirius during the Regional Presence Deployment in July 2020.

As Chief of the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce my role is to advise Government on the optimal pathway to acquiring a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. Nuclear-powered submarines will fundamentally change Australia’s strategic personality in the maritime domain. They will allow us to hold potential adversaries at risk from a greater distance and influence their calculus of the costs involved in threatening Australia’s interests. Nuclear-powered submarines have superior characteristics of stealth, speed, manoeuvrability, survivability, and almost limitless endurance compared to conventional submarines.