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Strategic Insights 57 - Mind the gap: getting serious about submarines

By Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson

The Defence White Paper of 2009 promised to deliver Force 2030, which had as its centrepiece a force of twelve new highly capable long range submarines.

That’s not going to happen.

One way or another, Force 2030 will have a submarine fleet that is a compromise on the original vision.

This paper, written by Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson, quantifies the submarine capability under different options.