Articles by: "Andrew Davies"
F-35: who’s right?

Following the submission that James Mugg and I made to the Senate Inquiry into planned acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter), I was invited along to give evidence yesterday. It’s always good …

F-35: keep calm but have a plan

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee is holding an inquiry into the planned acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter). ASPI has had a keen interest in this project for over …

New subs—not so fast

Four years ago we produced a paper on the production timeline for the future submarine, and what that meant for the longevity of the Collins fleet. Our ‘Mind the Gap’ paper was based on information …

Tiger, Tiger, not so bright

There was a new acquisition project that was given a lot less prominence than the big ticket naval items in today’s White Paper launch. In the paper’s paragraph 4.56, we find this: ‘The Government will …

Today’s order: subs with the lot

Correction: a previous version of this post incorrectly conflated figures in press reports of the CEP process with those provided earlier in a public address by TKMS. The error is the responsibility of the author, …

Future submarine: coming up for air?

The future submarine project is heating up, with the government due to choose from the three competing bidders in a few months’ time. All of the current press attention seems to be focused on the …