19 April 2012
Strategic Insights 57 - Mind the gap: getting serious about submarines
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.