Science, Not Fiction: Modern Batteries for Modern Subs

When we expressed concern about the Royal Australian Navy's plan to fit the first of its new Attack-class submarines with an outmoded lead–acid main battery system in over a decade's time, former RAN submarine engineer Paul Greenfield rejected our key arguments.

There are a number of issues raised by Greenfield that we'd dispute. More importantly, it's at the policy level that his critique should be rejected, and workable solutions should be developed to overcome the valid problems that he highlights.

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