If you haven't heard about the lashing that the Defence Minister has given ASC (Australian Special Canoes) this week, you've been on holiday far away from any technology I suspect. Click here for a preview on what the Minister has to say about submarines in the upcoming From the Source interview slated for the Dec/Jan edition.
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