Australia's Future Submarine Program has reached a major milestone with the conclusion of negotiations between the Department of Defence and Naval Group for the amendments to the Strategic Partnering Agreement.
With AUKUS still over ten years away until we see any subs, I believe it is time to look elsewhere for some convential subs. Maybe we should return to Kockums. Their sub that is over 4000 tons, lokks like it was designed with the RAN in mind, which it probably was.
Also, with the surface fleet in mind, maybe we could get Japan to build a couple of Mogami,s for the RAN, one for each fleet. They are over 10'000 tons, I would call them Cruisers, they are based on the US Burke's, and each carries around 100 missiles. But I would try and get them built so they require less manpower to run.