The naval shipbuilding plan is undoubtedly a major step forward for industrial capability in Australia.
Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has two interconnected weaknesses when it comes to sovereignty.
President Woodrow Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, urging a declaration that a state of war exists.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
The Weapons Engineer Officer’s Tactical Trigger, which would be used in the event of a missile launch.
The entire concept of nuclear deterrence depends on the assumption that everything will always work perfectly.
Artist’s impression of a cryobot and submarine in the ice on Jupiter’s Europa.
We could be exploring the oceans of Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons in a couple of decades. Here's what we need to work out.
South Australia is proving to be a key point of interest for the electoral contest – not least because of the rise of Nick Xenophon’s new party.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
The French submarine, Shortfin Barracuda, designed by the DCNS group, to be the design base for Australia’s new fleet.
AAP Image/DCNS Group
Australia's new submarine fleet will be designed for a range of different missions in our challenging maritime environment.
The Japanese bid to build Australia’s new fleet of submarines was unsuccessful.
The decision on who would build Australia’s next generation of submarines carried just as much anticipation in Japan as it did in Australia.
The DCNS Shortfin Barracuda is a large submarine, but that might suit our needs.
Submarines possess a number of unique capabilities that make them ideal to protect Australia's interests.
The future of senator Robert Simms, one of the freshest faces in the Greens team, may hang on whether he is first or second on his party's ticket.
If Tony Abbott is disappointed by the failure to choose Japan to build Australia’s new submarines, the only one he can blame is himself.
Like oil and water, party politics and good defence policy are presumed not to mix. And the process to buy Australia's next fleet of submarines has been all about party politics.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne today awarded the $50 billion future submarine to French bidder DCNS.
Industry and research spillovers could generate a benefit well in advance of the net cost of the submarine project.
Malcolm Turnbull said the ‘vast bulk’ of the work on the submarines would be done in Adelaide.
The French have defeated German and Japanese bids to win the $50 billion contract to build Australia's 12 new submarines, which will be constructed in Adelaide.
DCNS’ ‘Shortfin Barracuda’ was the winning design for Australia’s next submarine fleet.
The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia's next fleet of submarines.
The winning submarine is the French Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A.
There were significant differences between the three submarines on offer in the competitive evaluation process. Here's what made the French sub stand out.
While the nation moves into unofficial election mode, Malcolm Turnbull is quick to emphasise he is still in a governing phase.
Japan is believed to be winning the race to build Australia’s new submarine fleet.
The principal consequence of Australia's inevitable but little-debated decision to acquire submarines is to contribute to a rapidly escalating regional arms race.
Malcolm Turnbull will visit China this week in his first time there as prime minister. The two-day trip, including visits to Shanghai and Beijing, will juggle trade and political issues.
Crewed submarines like the HMAS Rankin might become a thing of the past.
United States Navy, Photographer's Mate 1st Class David A. Levy
Autonomous submarines might do for naval warfare what drones are doing for air warfare. So should Australia consider autonomous subs as a replacement for the Collins class?
The new defence white paper marks a return to seriousness in its approach to spending.
Australia's security bears no relation to whether we meet the target of raising defence spending to 2% of GDP.
Defence Minister Marise Payne is still to announce who will build Australia’s next generation of submarines.
The defence white paper is silent on where Australia's new fleet of 12 submarines will be acquired.