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Australia is negotiating with Japan on the purchase of submarines

According to the portal "", almost 72 years after the Japanese mini-submarine attack on Sydney Harbor, which killed 21 people, Australia can acquire Japanese nuclear-powered submarines as part of a submarine replacement program fleet $ 30 billion worth

Possible access to Japanese technology and even the so-called “purchase of finished goods” was on the high-level negotiation agenda between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and high-ranking Japanese officials.

Abbott's talks continued the secret visit to Japan in February of 2014, Australia's largest defense procurement specialist and head of the United Nations Organization for Military Equipment Warren King, who began negotiations with the Japanese Ministry of Defense on the possible purchase of Japanese non-nuclear submarines of the Soryu type.

Non-nuclear SS 501 Soryu Japanese Navy submarine (c) kure-news

Australian Defense Minister David Johnston also met with Japanese officials to discuss the issue of submarines, and senior officers of the Australian fleet even visited Japanese boats to familiarize themselves with technologies, in particular, the Swedish air-independent power plant based on Stirling engines. When asked what part of the Japanese submarine could be included in the Australian project, a high-ranking government source said: “any”. And to the question whether this implies buying a ready-made Japanese submarine, a vague “yes” was received.

At a conference devoted to submarines, which will be held in Canberra on April 9, Senator Johnston (Johnston) will say to representatives of the military-industrial complex and the Department of Defense that “all proposals have been withdrawn” when it comes to options for the future Australian submarine fleet. He will also dispel the myth that Australia needs 12 submarines, and will report that the government is not a labor exchange for local shipbuilders. This means that ASC will have to prove its competencies as a competitive and experienced shipyard. Japanese officials visited the ASC shipyard in Port Adelaide, where all six diesel-electric submarines of the Australian fleet of the Collins type were being built.

Japanese submarines cost about 600 million dollars each, or less than half of the cost of a counterpart of Australian production. Soryu boats with an 4200 tonne underwater displacement would be an ideal substitute for aging Collins boats with a displacement 3400 ton.

It is believed that Japanese technology can be used to extend the resource of Collins-type submarines for the period up to the 2020 year. Senator Johnston will also encourage the Department of Defense to take more rapid action so that the decision on the SP can be made by March 2015. He will also note that it took Singapore the entire 10 months to go from the idea to the decision to purchase new submarines.
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  1. sergey72
    sergey72 April 14 2014 13: 09
    Well, that’s it! laughing "Kokums" - was blown away! And how many speeches, and how much dough was crammed! bully
    1. Civil
      Civil April 14 2014 13: 21
      We survived ... Japanese kangaroos will sell the submarine ...
  2. mirag2
    mirag2 April 14 2014 13: 09
    Australians also want independence-f35 imposed on them, probably with their boats they want to solve the issue themselves, without consultants.
  3. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov April 14 2014 13: 10
    Unih that a lot of money? On them boats?
  4. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil April 14 2014 13: 12
    At first I stared blankly at the text and couldn’t understand what the hell Austria was doing with submarines. And the Japanese have experience building submarines? Isn't it better for the Australians to turn to the Americans (have they broken the price?), To the Germans or to us?
    1. Artem1967
      Artem1967 April 14 2014 13: 23
      I agree, the German boat project 214 - a classic of the genre and worked out to the smallest detail. I think the point is in Asian-Pacific solidarity and issues of high politics.
      1. sergey72
        sergey72 April 14 2014 13: 27
        Quote: Artem1967
        , German boats of project 206 -

        Are you confusing anything? Maybe 209 or 212, and the 206s have long been written off - the development of the late 60s and early 70s ...
        1. sergey72
          sergey72 April 14 2014 13: 29
          Quote: sergey72
          I agree, German boats of the project 214

          I see made corrections hi
  5. 78bor1973
    78bor1973 April 14 2014 13: 22
    The US only builds nuclear submarines, Germany is far away, and Japan is almost at hand. The Japanese, by the way, have very good submarines
    1. Artem1967
      Artem1967 April 14 2014 13: 27
      South Korea is building project 214 under a German license. What is stopping Australians?
  6. VADEL
    VADEL April 14 2014 13: 32
    Quote: Standard Oil
    .And the Japanese have experience in the construction of submarines?

    The Japanese live on a submarine (now nuclear), so they would have sold it.
  7. Dmitry Toderes
    Dmitry Toderes April 14 2014 13: 56
    Why Australia need submarines, or did they find oil and gas, but for now they keep it a secret? Then Australia will soon begin to purchase S-300 from us. A standard case - I found oil in my state - buy S-300 or something abruptly - submarines for example. smile
  8. Lyton
    Lyton April 14 2014 14: 33
    Quote: 78bor1973
    The Japanese, by the way, have very good submarines

    Indeed, why would they buy Germanic?
  9. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 14 2014 14: 42
    I agree with the Japanese boats are not bad ... But what is Australia buying from Japan, but what about Amerokos friends and all sorts of tama Eurodemocrats? Even here it is not clear ...)))
  10. sv68
    sv68 April 14 2014 18: 02
    Yes, let them buy what Australia wants us to do is not the enemy. And we will send captain Kengurov there, he will find out all the secrets of Japanese shipbuilders soldier
  11. gregor6549
    gregor6549 April 14 2014 19: 18
    As for the boats themselves, they are quite modern, well armed, and not all of them are purely Japanese. As for the purchase of these boats or F35 by Australia, many Australians who understand this are doubtful of the appropriateness of these purchases. In general, it seems that many arms purchases are imposed on Australia by the United States. And quarreling with the USA, Australia is not entirely profitable, because in which case she should not count on anyone else. And here and the sickly Indonesia at hand, and China is playing with muscles. And Australia is not in last place in the list of US trading partners. So what you want, you don’t want, but you must.