A nuclear submarine could replace Austrlia's aging diesel fleet, such as HMAS Collins (Image: Royal Australian Navy)
HMS Astute (Image: Royal Navy)
Australian submarines could be powered by nuclear reactors similar to this shore-based one at HMS Sultan in Britain (Image: Royal Navy)
FNS Rubis requires refueling every ten years (Image: Rama/Wikimediaa)
USS Seawolf (Image: US Navy)
Schematic of a nuclear submarine reactor (Image: Webber/Wikimedia)
A green paper published by University College London (UCL) argues that it is entirely feasible for Australia to replace its aging fleet of diesel submarines with nuclear-powered craft.
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