Answers to latest Submarine Questions of the Week
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Questions of the Week with ANSWERS
1 - What submarine-building country that formerly "would not have been involved in an open competitive tender because of arms export sensitivities" has reportedly agreed to share "secrets" with a prospective buyer? ANS: Japan. more
2 - What country is the prospective buyer in said submarine offer? ANS: Australia.
3 - What class of submarine is involved in this underlying acquistion review? ANS: Soryu- class subs (diesel-electric attack subs in service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force from 2009).
4 - What third-party country is to supply the sub's combat, surveillance, radar and weapons systems? ANS: Reportedly, the United States.
5 - Has said third-party country has been influential in influencing the purchasing country to go for the deal, and in convincing the selling country to release "secret" data? ANS: Yes, it appears so.
6 - What tactics or factors would probably be most persuasive in convincing the seller to release its submarine "secrets"? ANS (your best choices, for now):
a) - Evidence corroborating knowledge of such "secrets" by China and/or Russia, for instance, already.
b) - References to more highly classified "secrets" believed unknown to China and/or Russia, for instance.
c) - Plans to deliver a SORYU- RAN version with unique upgrades and capabilities.
d) - All of the above.
e) - None of the above.
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