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Astute versus Virginia: which nuclear-powered sub is the best fit for Australia? (Sam Goldsmith, The Strategist)

Picking the right design for the Royal Australian Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines is extraordinarily complex and difficult choices will need to be made. There are two contenders, the Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarine and the US Navy’s Virginia-class submarine, which refers to the ‘Block V’ variant of the boat.

Astute versus Virginia: which nuclear-powered sub is the best fit for Australia? | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)