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a) What international credibility?Combine a small-ish fleet of 4-6 SSKs with a sensor net of XLUUVs and USV's and maybe some additional MPA's and we could have a useful capability at a lesser
costinternational credibility than 8-10 nuclear boats.
b) Let's face it. 8-10 nuclear subs are clearly NOT on the table. We need to look at other options.
The dreaming we do on any of the capability/equipment threads would be aspirational under a conservative government, which might try to scrape up a few coppers for defence. Under prolonged liberal/left governance, it's just delusional.